I don’t know about you, but I feel better knowing Mitt Romney’s a real gun owner. I think. Well, he says he is. abcnews.go.com quotes the Mittster as claiming he owns a couple of smoothbores. Of course, the (still) presumptive GOP nominee said he owned a gun in 2008, too. Only it wasn’t quite true then. Turns out the gun in question belonged to his son. And then there’s that hunting trip . . .
“[E]arlier this year, during a Fox News debate, Romney was asked whether he has hunted in the years since 2007, to which the candidate responded, “I’m not going to describe all of my great exploits. But I went moose hunting actually. Not moose hunting, I’m sorry, elk hunting with friends in Montana. I’ve been pheasant hunting.”
Moose? Elk? Wait, it was something big…and brown! Yeah, I’m pretty sure it had hair. Hell, it could have been a Buick for all I know, but I was hunting, guys. And did I say pheasant? What I meant to say is that it was very pleasant. I had such a good time out there. Really!
WTFever. It’s been an unusual election cycle so far, to say the least. This may be one of those years where the devil you don’t know beats the ever livin’ hell out of the one you do. Syphilytic camel or not.
According to the ABC article at the link, Mitt sez, “I believe in the second amendment, I’ll protect the second amendment.” Of course such a staunch 2A guy could also believe that, while keeping and bearing is all well and good, no one needs own a scary black rifle.
How about this: Mitt disavows Massachusetts’ assault weapon ban and “high capacity” magazine regulation (10 rounds) and pledges his support for S. 2188, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012.” Then we go all in.
Fortunately, we happen to know exactly where the good Governor will be over the weekend. RF has pledged to chase Romney down and ask him THE gun rights question (as he did with Maximum Bob Lutz when GM was laughing at the idea of bankruptcy).
What ONE QUESTION should our Maximum Leader ask the Michigan native on gun rights?