Thursday, October 18, 2012

Based on the Last Debate

Mitt doesn't know what machine guns are, or their status in the law.  While he says the right thing about gun control laws, I have MORE than a sneaking suspicion that if a piece of gun control legislation fell onto President Romney's desk, he'd bend over backward to find gun bans therein quite reasonable, and sign it.

And we know Obama would sprint to the Capitol to avoid having to wait for the Bill to be delivered.

He would have done himself a favor and went to a range and chatted with gunnies and shot some rifles and pistols a couple years ago.

That's what I'd like to see!  A president that hits the rifle range instead of a golf course.  No press on the range.  No need to show off for photo ops.  Too Putin-y.


Obama said Mitt Romney was 'for AWBs before he was against them.'  I don't think he flipped on the issue.  He just for permanent AWBs and is against sunsetting ones.  Totally consistent.


Geodkyt said...

Except Romney didn't sign a single anti-gun bill while governor, didn't support any through the legislature, and used his executive powers to alter regulations to be more favorable to gun owners and hunters.

Plus, he signed several pro-gun bills. Such as the one erroneously identified as "anti-gun", which didn't ban a single gun, nor extend bans on any guns -- it merely extended the (expiring) exemption from federal law into a permanent exemption under the already permanent Mass AWB (which he didn't sign - it was signed by Governor Cellucci in 1998).

The top (i.e., voiciferous and successful) state-level pro-gun group in Mass supported the bill, and was fine with Romney's signing statement (which, realistically, gave the antis their meaningless appearance of victory, while still strengthening MA gun rights in a far-left state, during the pre-Heller legal environment.)

Bubblehead Les. said...

I think all Anti-Gun Legislation will be routed to Ryan's In-Box IF the Repubs win. See the Paul Ryan interview in the latest American Rifleman for details.

But I think IF Romney wins, his Administration will be set up and run on a Corporate Model, with lots of delegation of Authority to the various Dept.Heads. But unlike this current Mob in Charge, at least the people chosen will be Competent in their respective Fields, unlike the current IDIOTS who were chosen for their Ideological Purity.

After all, Romney has Binders FULL of Competent Women he can draw upon.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...


Even Sebastian admits:

"While the anti-gun sponsors were not happy about what their bill had turned into, they got a lot happier when Governor Romney was misadvised about the bill he was signing and made the now infamous signing statement:

“Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts. 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.”"

He is responsible for that language. Bloomberg says nicer things about guns than that.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

You don't attach that language to anything, ever. It cedes the battle to the enemy.

Fiftycal said...

Gee, I guess I miss your point. Do you think OBAMA would be better for gun owners? Do you think that Obama will appoint better judges than Sotomayor and whats here name? Do you think that Holden, if he is not indicted, will be better for gun owners in Obamas second term than he has been so far? What are you trying to say?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I ain't voting for Romney.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I hope he WINS, of course. Of the 2 choices...

Geodkyt said...

I judge politicians on what they do more than on what they say.

After all, Obama and Chuck Schumer both say they support the Second Amendment. . .

Romney basically doesn't care about guns, other than being savvy enough to understand that gun prohibitions are losers on the federal level. He did more positive things for Mass. gun rights than any recent administration -- that's a record that cannot be denied.

Short of signing a bill (since they haven't come to him to be signed) for a gun ban, Obama has done to marginalize US gun rights than any president, ever. Including intentionally shipping guns to Mexican drug lords, so he can impose illegal long gun registration in four states and drum up support for a new AWB.

One of these two guys is going to be President. No one else. if Romney doesn't get enough voptes, the next President will be Obama.

Ritchie said...

The lesser of two evils is still less evil. Prioritize your threats. Obviously the hypothetical Pres. Romney needs guidance in Certain Matters. Buy time to work the farm teams.