Romney No Straight Shooter on Gun Control; Etch-A-Sketches in Speech to NRA
- Mitt Romney is speaking to the National Rifle Association today in St. Louis and trying to Etch-A-Sketch away his mixed record on the Second Amendment, which ranges from raising fees on gun owners to lying about being a lifelong hunter.
Please see this op-ed on the subject by former Ohio governor Ted Strickland.
- As he’s done throughout his political career, Romney is pandering to his audience and hypocritically saying anything to get elected. When Romney ran for the Senate in 1994, he said “I don’t line up with the NRA,” and today he’ll likely say the opposite.
- Romney’s Second Amendment hypocrisy has no limits:
When Romney ran for governor of Massachusetts, he promised to veto any attempts to weaken the state’s gun laws, and later lied about being endorsed by the NRA. Once elected, he quadrupled fees on Massachusetts gun owners.
Romney decided to join the NRA when he started running for president six years ago. In 2007 he said “I’ve been a hunter pretty much all my life,” and awkwardly claimed he hunts “small varmints.” The truth? Romney had only hunted twice.