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Mitt Romney and the 2nd Amendment

by , Posted to on 03/13/2007 7:49 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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From Mitt Romney's website

We need this guy in 2008

Romney's right on Second Amendment
March 12, 2007, 4:52 pm
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By U.S. Sen. Larry Craig

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has announced his candidacy for president, and I support him because he is someone who has a record of standing up for the rights of ordinary Americans ? people who are starting a business, looking for a job, building a family, and enjoying the freedoms guaranteed to them by the U.S. Constitution.
Those freedoms are under constant attack, and perhaps none is more threatened than the rights guaranteed to us by the Second Amendment: The right to bear arms.
Romney understands that this right can be abridged in multiple ways ? gun laws can be written poorly, giving desk-based bureaucrats the ability to take away a gun license from a law-abiding individual.
Gun laws can be applied indiscriminately, forcing sportsmen to become gun law experts when they head out into the field. Gun laws drafted by people who have never held a firearm but are beholden to the anti-gun lobby can impinge on the enjoyment ordinary Americans have in visiting a gun range or enjoying America's natural beauty.
How do I know Romney understands these things? Because I've studied his record ? and it's impressive. As governor, he took real, meaningful steps to affirm our right to bear arms.
Romney has shown that he is willing to confront the jumble of state gun laws in Boston ? and if he can do that with an 85 percent Democratic legislature in one of the most liberal states in the country, think what he could do in Washington with a more supportive base in Congress.
In 2004, Romney signed a sweeping reform of Massachusetts' gun laws that made the state's gun laws far less onerous for sportsmen. He established a firearm license review board to review cases of those applying to have their licenses restore, so that a single bureaucrat no longer could determine whether someone was fit to carry a firearm. He extended the term of firearm licenses from four to six years. He reinstated a 90-day grace period for citizens renewing their gun licenses, and later signed a law providing free replacement licenses.
And then in 2005, Romney supported and signed into law legislation that clarified the definition of a loaded muzzleloader, so that hunters would understand exactly the safety precautions expected of them.
Previously, if a hunter encountered a public right of way, he or she had to clean their barrel, rather than simply remove the priming device. Now, ambiguous regulations won't trip up law-abiding gun owners.
Of course, most people who have never held a firearm in their hands have no idea why these steps are important, but everyone understands that gun laws should promote safety and security ? not confusion.
Romney, himself a member of the National Rife Association and someone comfortable using a gun, certainly appreciates what America's hunters and sportsmen are up against in our state and federal gun laws.
As someone who spends considerable time in Utah, he knows sportsmen and hunters, and he understands our concerns. He knows that the gun laws drafted in many state capitals and in Washington, D.C. do nothing to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, and only serve to make life harder for honest, law-abiding citizens.
And as governor, he has made his sentiments clear for all to see.
In 2005, Romney declared the 31st anniversary of the Gun Owners' Action League "Right to Bear Arms" Day in the Commonwealth ? a pleasant change of pace from most liberal states, where hunters and sportsmen are made to feel like outcasts, even though they support through fees and their participation a significant amount of rural land preservation.
Fact is, if Romney just talked about his support for the Second Amendment and the rights of gun owners, that would be welcome. But Romney has been doing more than talking ? he has been taking action for several years, and his approach would be a welcome addition to the gun debates in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Sen. Larry Craig is an Idaho Republican.

Re: Mitt Romney and the 2nd Amendment
by on 03/14/2007 4:34 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I'm not trying to bash Romney here, but I do want to be fair. Here's a quote and I will provide the link to the entire article.

"Speaking of gunpoint, Romney told the online
Re: Mitt Romney and the 2nd Amendment
by on 03/14/2007 5:51 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Dakota, I agree. If you ban one gun others will probably come. however under the cicumstances He is the best leader of the Reps. runnig right now. He has the record to prove it,

He is probably the best candidate to beat Hillary cause we need the conservative vote. However the Mormon issue may hurt him unless he gets his message out load and clear that it will not deter his job as President.

Fred Thompson would probably be ok.
Re: Mitt Romney and the 2nd Amendment
by on 03/14/2007 8:06 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I wonder why the Mormon issue will even be an issue. Your right that it probably will be but how dumb is that. What negative affect will him being a Mormon have on the country. Absolutely none. I think its a plus.
Re: Mitt Romney and the 2nd Amendment
by on 03/14/2007 8:33 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I hope it is not an issue. I do think he will set everyone straight on that subject. He has great leadership skills. Just what this country needs right now. His website is great at getting info about him. Many video clips, very good.
Re: Mitt Romney and the 2nd Amendment
by on 03/14/2007 10:03 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Mitt Romney is alot like Reagan: Remember him, here are some of his quotes.

You don't realize how much you miss him, until you read and remember some of the stuff he said and stood for:

"Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."
- Ronald Reagan

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
- Ronald Reagan

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan

"Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong." - Ronald Reagan
"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."- Ronald Reagan
"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination." - Ronald Reagan
"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." - Ronald Reagan
"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program." - Ronald Reagan
"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting." - Ronald Reagan
"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first." - Ronald Reagan
"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it" - Ronald Reagan
"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book." - Ronald Reagan
"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. - Ronald Reagan
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
Re: Mitt Romney and the 2nd Amendment
by on 03/15/2007 07:36 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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yeah, old Ron. We could sure use him now. The witch Hillary wouldnt stand a chance and he would make a mockery of
Reid and Pelosi.
"The only enemy of guns is rust and politicians."
"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."

William F. Buckley, Jr.
"Unarmed helplessness is for sheep and the French."  Ted Nugent

"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."
 -Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
-Thomas Jefferson

Re: Mitt Romney and the 2nd Amendment
by on 03/15/2007 5:51 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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3x, if you look at Mitt's website you will see just how much he is like Reagan.
Re: Mitt Romney and the 2nd Amendment
by on 03/16/2007 2:30 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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