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    NRA President shilling for gun banner Romney
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    June 13, 2011

    Tom Hoefling

    National Rifle Association President David Keene is predicting a Mitt Romney victory in the 2012 Republican presidential nominating process , and working to burnish the credentials of the liberal former Governor of Massachusetts.

    Here's the problem:

    As Governor, Mitt Romney banned guns. 

    From July, 2004:

    Governor Mitt Romney has signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that he says will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on these guns.

    "Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts," Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1 with legislators, sportsmen's groups and gun safety advocates. "These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people."

    Like the federal assault weapons ban, the state ban, put in place in 1998, was scheduled to expire in September. The new law ensures these deadly weapons, including AK-47s, UZIs and Mac-10 rifles, are permanently prohibited in Massachusetts no matter what happens on the federal level.

    http://www.iberkshires.com/story.php?story_id=14812

    I'm thinking that perhaps NRA members, and anyone else who cares about the protection of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms, might want to ask Mr. Keene how much money he and/or the organizations he represents have received from Mr. Romney and his closest allies.

    Because, the way I see it, such considerations are the only thing that can explain why the head of the nation's largest gun organization would be shilling for someone who banned exactly the sort of weapons that in 1775 the British went to Lexington and Concord to seize.

     

     

    Posted 2011-06-13 11:35 AM (#54490) By: EternalVigilance


    Romney on Gun Control

    Mitt Romney's consistently changing positions on gun control
    http://youtu.be/bj8Nk3p1wyY
    Posted 2012-04-17 4:06 PM (#61095 - in reply to #54490) By: Philomena


    Don't believe the NRA/Republican cover up of Mitt Romney's real record on RKBA.

    The definitive proof that Mitt Romney banned the exact sort of weapons the British went to Concord and Lexington to try to confiscate:

    "In a move that will help keep the streets and neighborhoods of Massachusetts safe, Governor Mitt Romney today signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that forever makes it harder for criminals [AND IMPOSSIBLE FOR ALL LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS!] to get their hands on these dangerous guns.

    “Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts,” Romney said..."These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”

    2004: Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban

    Andrew Kaczynski dug up this Romney press release today from the Web Archive, showing that he signed off on a permanent Assault Weapons ban in 2004:

    In a move that will help keep the streets and neighborhoods of Massachusetts safe, Governor Mitt Romney today signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that forever makes it harder for criminals to get their hands on these dangerous guns.

    “Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts,” Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony with legislators, sportsmen’s groups and gun safety advocates.  “These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense.  They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”

    Read more at TheRightScoop ...

     

     

    Posted 2012-09-23 7:32 AM (#63086 - in reply to #61095) By: Philomena


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    Posted 2012-09-23 8:34 AM (#63087 - in reply to #63086) By: EternalVigilance

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