If you’re a GOP presidential candidate – and you want to have a prayer of nailing down the nomination – you’re pro 2A. Or you profess that you are, at least. Say what you want about individual candidates’ authenticity, they’re all fully aware on which side their bread is buttered. The Daily Caller asked each of the remaining Republicans what guns they own and to name their favorite. Their answers may tell you something about the candidates. Just what that is, I’m not too sure…
We can split the bunch into three groups:
Those that answered the survey:
Rick Santorum – seven guns in all, with a Kimber 1911 as his fave
John Huntsman – a non-specific .22 rifle is his preference. He also owns a shotgun and a .38 revolver.
Those that didn’t respond:
Newt Gingrich – no answer from his campaign
Mitt Romney – his people didn’t respond either, but claims he’s an avid varmint hunter.
And those that were cagey about the contents of their gun safes:
Michele Bachmann – wouldn’t get specific about what she has, only that her favorite is an AR-15
Ron Paul – owns guns, but also wasn’t comfortable disclosing details
Rick Perry – his campaign wouldn’t comment, but he’s famously known to own at least a coyote-deadly Ruger LCP
All in all, evasion is probably the better part of valor here. If you’re a public figure, why let the entire world know if – never mind what – guns you own? Come to think of it, that’s good advice for just about everyone.