Romney on guns

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  1. The Other David

    The Other David Elite Refuge Member

    Apr 15, 2000
    Mitt Romney on Gun Control
    Former Republican Governor (MA)

    I support the work of the NRA, but disagree sometimes
    We should check on the backgrounds of people who are trying to purchase guns. We also should keep weapons of unusual lethality from being on the street. And finally, we should go after people who use guns in the commission of crimes or illegally, but we should not interfere with the right of law-abiding citizens to own guns, for their own personal protection or hunting or any other lawful purpose. I support the work of the NRA. I'm a member of the NRA. But do we line up on every issue? No, we don't.
    Source: Meet the Press: 2007 "Meet the Candidates" series Dec 16, 2007

    Ok to ban lethal weapons that threaten police
    Q: Are you still for the Brady Bill?
    A: The Brady Bill has changed over time, and, of course, technology has changed over time. I would have supported the original assault weapon ban. I signed an assault weapon ban in Massachusetts governor because it provided for a relaxation of licensing requirements for gun owners in Massachusetts, which was a big plus. And so both the pro-gun and the anti-gun lobby came together with a bill, and I signed that. And if there is determined to be, from time to time, a weapon of such lethality that it poses a grave risk to our law enforcement personnel, that's something I would consider signing. There's nothing of that nature that's being proposed today in Washington. But I would look at weapons that pose extraordinary lethality.

    Source: Meet the Press: 2007 "Meet the Candidates" series Dec 16, 2007

    Supports Second Amendment rights but also assault weapon ban
    Q: As governor you signed into law one of the toughest restrictions on assault weapons in the country.
    A: Let's get the record straight. First of all, there's no question that I support 2nd Amendment rights, but I also support an assault weapon ban. Look, I've been governor in a pretty tough state. You've heard of blue states. In the toughest of blue states, I made the toughest decisions and did what was right for America. I have conservative values.

    Source: 2007 Republican Debate in South Carolina May 15, 2007

    Will support assault weapons bill and Brady Bill
    The candidate reiterated his support for an assault weapons ban contained in Congress' crime bill, and the Brady law which imposes a five-day waiting period on handgun purchases. `I don't think (the waiting period) will have a massive effect on crime but I think it will have a positive effect,' Romney said.
    Source: Joe Battenfeld in Boston Herald Aug 1, 1994

    1ASHOOTADUCK New Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    Romney Has Droped Out Of The Race. Huckabee Is Now Our Hope.

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