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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:22 PM

The Mitt Romney Gun Photo Challenge. Win a DU T-Shirt!

This morning we wanted to do a Pic of the Moment about Mitt Romney's address to the NRA today. So we googled for a while and were unable to actually find any pictures of Mitt Romney holding a real gun.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101721867

We did find one old black-and-white picture of him pretending to shoot himself with a toy gun. But alas, no pictures of Romney holding a real gun. This from a man who claims to hunt and own guns.

So... here's your challenge. Can anyone find a picture of the well-known firearms enthusiast Mitt Romney holding a gun? (If he held one at his NRA appearance today, that doesn't count. Eligible photos must have been taken before today.)

The first person to post a real photo of Mitt Romney holding a gun wins a DU T-Shirt.

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Reply The Mitt Romney Gun Photo Challenge. Win a DU T-Shirt! (Original post)
Skinner Apr 2012 OP
TheWraith Apr 2012 #1
TalkingDog Apr 2012 #2
trumad Apr 2012 #3
Xipe Totec Apr 2012 #4
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2012 #5
BlancheSplanchnik Apr 2012 #46
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2012 #48
Cirque du So-What Apr 2012 #6
The Straight Story Apr 2012 #7
The Straight Story Apr 2012 #8
trumad Apr 2012 #9
TalkingDog Apr 2012 #10
ohiosmith Apr 2012 #11
denbot Apr 2012 #14
ohiosmith Apr 2012 #15
rustydog Apr 2012 #67
rustydog Apr 2012 #66
Ian David Apr 2012 #12
lonestarnot Apr 2012 #70
ZombieHorde Apr 2012 #13
SunsetDreams Apr 2012 #16
Bluerthanblue Apr 2012 #17
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #18
EFerrari Apr 2012 #19
ohiosmith Apr 2012 #20
pacalo Apr 2012 #58
ohiosmith Apr 2012 #64
The Straight Story Apr 2012 #21
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #23
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #22
pacalo Apr 2012 #57
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #59
The Straight Story Apr 2012 #24
TalkingDog Apr 2012 #25
rustydog Apr 2012 #68
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #26
TalkingDog Apr 2012 #27
Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2012 #29
Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2012 #28
Cleita Apr 2012 #30
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #35
Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2012 #38
Hissyspit Apr 2012 #31
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #32
ejbr Apr 2012 #33
notadmblnd Apr 2012 #34
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #36
notadmblnd Apr 2012 #39
pacalo Apr 2012 #55
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IDemo Apr 2012 #37
Bonhomme Richard Apr 2012 #40
ThoughtCriminal Apr 2012 #41
krispos42 Apr 2012 #42
denem Apr 2012 #52
Pilotguy Apr 2012 #43
Smilo Apr 2012 #44
derby378 Apr 2012 #45
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2012 #47
ellisonz Apr 2012 #49
Fla_Democrat Apr 2012 #65
pacalo Apr 2012 #50
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #51
pacalo Apr 2012 #54
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #56
pacalo Apr 2012 #60
Morning Dew Apr 2012 #53
pacalo Apr 2012 #61
Iggo Apr 2012 #63
krispos42 Apr 2012 #62
MoonRiver Apr 2012 #69
lonestarnot Apr 2012 #71
MoonRiver Apr 2012 #73
lonestarnot Apr 2012 #72
countryjake Apr 2012 #74

Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:28 PM

1. I'm going to put my money on the crickets, frankly.

Like much of the Republican upper class, the man was perfectly comfortable with avoiding and restricting guns right up until he had to appeal to the "great unwashed." I seriously doubt he's ever even thought about hunting, he's certainly never had to defend himself, and I don't think he's the type to engage in a hobby that requires practice, skill, and discipline the way target shooting does.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:30 PM

2. Wait, what?

He's pretending to shoot himself with a toy gun? OMGWTFBBQ!

I think the dark humor possibilities of the Black and White image are intriguing....

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:30 PM

3. Here's the toy gun picutre.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:31 PM

4. This is as close as he's come to holding his gun, and it wasn't loaded


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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:34 PM

5. The best I could do, LOL. Sorry...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:26 AM

46. off the point, but

OMG, that caterpillar is toooooo damn cute!!!!!! What a great sig pic! Where did you find that?

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #46)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 02:23 AM

48. Thank you so much!

I was thinking of changing it because another poster thought it was a bird, LOL. I was inspired when Rachel Maddow explained how the "attack on caterpillars" is really an attack on women. I just did a search for pix of caterpillars and liked this one best, thought it was cute and recognizable as a caterpillar. Now, I think I'll keep it.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:34 PM

6. I'm guessing this one doesn't count

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:36 PM

7. Kinda maybe....

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:41 PM

8. Did you have safe searh turned off?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:41 PM

9. Gonna be tough

Romney being Romney...

UPDATE at 5:30 p.m. ET: A campaign spokesman says Romney has two shotguns.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – At a town hall here, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, in response to a question about gun control, “I have guns myself.”

“I believe in the second amendment, I’ll protect the second amendment, I have guns myself,” Romney said today at the town hall meeting at Capital University. “Not going to tell you where they are. Don’t have them on myself either, alright.”

But in 2007 – after Romney claimed that he did have guns he later retracted his statement, saying that he himself does not have guns but his sons do.

During a virtual debate with the Boston Globe in 2007 Romney said, “I have a gun of my own. I go hunting myself. I’m a member of the NRA and believe firmly in the right to bear arms,” to which the interview corrected him, “Ah, excuse me, but isn’t that son Josh’s gun?”

Romney responded, “Um, well, yes, but so what? He has several guns out at our vacation place in Utah, and I use them from time to time.”

So, did Mitt Romney buy a gun in the last five years?

The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for a comment as to whether Romney does now own his own firearms.

He did at the town hall meeting today offer this explanation for why people should be able to buy guns.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/romney-says-he-owns-a-gun-but-does-he/

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:41 PM

10. What I have found that may be of interest





Mitt "with" a gun.


Mitt goes "banj, banj... wait is that the right noise?"


other than that, I got nothin'

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:45 PM

14. Ooo, nice try but I don't think paint balls make the cut.

Please play again.

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Response to denbot (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:49 PM

15. Happy now?

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:50 PM

67. What is your address? you win!!!!!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:49 PM

66. Ain't Rawmoney!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:44 PM

12. Does this work?



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Response to Ian David (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:58 PM

70. Do not fuck with Marvin the Martian!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:44 PM

13. Funny. nt

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:51 PM

16. I'm surprised at you

Romney shoots off his cob all the time!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:51 PM

17. ...



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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:55 PM

18. I'm pretty sure this one isn't real...

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:55 PM

19. LOL

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:57 PM

20. Worth at least a pair of DU socks:

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #20)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:12 AM

58. Heck, with all those guns, Skinner should throw in some DU underwear, too.


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Response to pacalo (Reply #58)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 11:32 AM

64. I thought no one wore underwear here.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:05 PM

21. getting closer:

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:10 PM

23. Needs accessorizing...

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:08 PM

22. If only you included 'toons...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:06 AM

57. I've got it right here...

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Response to pacalo (Reply #57)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:13 AM

59. pacalo, you are one wascally wabbit yourself

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:16 PM

24. Mitt talking about guns....

From the 2008 Opposition Research report prepared by the McCain Campaign.
GUN CONTROL

 In 1994 Senate race, Romney backed Brady bill and assault weapons ban, saying “I don’t line up with the NRA” and “that’s not going to make me the hero of the NRA.”

 Romney called Clinton crime bill “a big step forward.”

 As governor, Romney quadrupled gun licensing fees and vowed not to “chip away” at tough gun laws

 In 2004, Romney signed permanent state-level ban on assault weapons that was mirrored after federal assault weapons ban.

In January 2006, Romney said he owned a gun – then two days later admitted he did not and the gun belonged to his son.

 Romney bragged about being member of the NRA but later revealed he didn’t join until August 2006, just before launching his presidential campaign.

 Romney recently said he’s “been a hunter pretty much all my life” but later admitted he hunted only twice in his life, later clarifying remarks by claiming he has hunted “small varmints … more than two times.”

 In 2006 press conference, Romney claimed he had been hunting “many times” after returning from quail hunt in Georgia.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:30 PM

25. Mitt's Guns

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:51 PM

68. Mittens, President of NRA: Not Really Attractive

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:32 PM

27. Probably closest to the truth

?w=200

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #27)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:41 PM

29. LOL!

That's the funniest thing!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:39 PM

28. rodent hunter (twice) but alas no picture!



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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:45 PM

30. LOL! There ya go, especially the last one.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:06 PM

35. I don't think he shoots them

He just reads them a speech and they self-depart.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #35)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:27 PM

38. or he sets a trap for them

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:47 PM

31. I just want to post this here:

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:02 PM

33. OK, I got this...





"Where the f&ck is a picture of you and a gun, Mitt?!"

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:04 PM

34. I found him standing next to dick cheney and cheney is holding a gun?

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #34)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:11 PM

36. This one?

It's a 'shop from the '08 campaign.


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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #36)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:33 PM

39. yep

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #36)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:00 AM

55. That Mitt persona gave me the giggles.


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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:22 PM

37. -

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:35 PM

40. Thanks Skinner. Now everyone is going to be on homeland security's poop list for..

googling Romney Gun.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:46 PM

41. You are more likely to find a picture of Romney

wearing a DU T-Shirt.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:54 PM

42. It took a while, but I finally found one





It might be a photoshop, though.











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Response to krispos42 (Reply #42)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 03:46 AM

52. That is truly disturbing.

My brain hurts. BAD.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:10 PM

43. Here's one...



or this one:

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:06 PM

44. Silly - he said gums, not guns :)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:09 PM

45. FOUND ONE! Oops - my mistake. That's John Kerry.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 02:07 AM

47. This one appears to be from his "hippie" days, LOL

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 02:45 AM

49. You're not going to find one, but I found this:


July 24, 1967
Michigan Gov. George Romney, left, is guarded by an unidentified police officer holding a rifle as he tours the scene of a Detroit riot.
AP

WaPo Gallery


Two degrees of separation

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #49)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 11:38 AM

65. No kidding... that's the caption?

Wow... just wow.







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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 03:33 AM

50. Here ya go...

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Response to pacalo (Reply #50)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 03:45 AM

51. Obviously fake

What's with the one sparkle? It doesnt even show his whole grille.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #51)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 04:55 AM

54. "You call *that* fake? Look what pacalo did to us!"









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Response to pacalo (Reply #54)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:01 AM

56. pacalo may have too much time on his hands

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #56)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:23 AM

60. That would be a "her"...

And how I wish I had more time on my hands! That's why I'm a night owl -- only time I have to spare for the 'net. Burning the candles at both ends.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 04:43 AM

53. He's packing here - or wants us to think so.



Hard to tell what with the mom jeans and all.

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Response to Morning Dew (Reply #53)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:40 AM

61. He's about to pack here...

...and judging from the expression on his face, his circuitry is in high gear & he's ready to get down to business:

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Response to Morning Dew (Reply #53)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 11:18 AM

63. Oh my!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 10:37 AM

62. Okay, okay, I found one of Romney with a Glock




This one might be a double-photoshop, though.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:52 PM

69. But, he only hunts small, totally helpless animals,

such as squirrels and rabbits. Maybe he likes to torture them with a slingshot. Besides a gun would destroy way too much valuable meat.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #69)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:08 PM

71. And prollee hoses down their holes with gas and water.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #71)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:16 PM

73. Yeah!

More fun than sticking firecrackers up a frog's anus, ala Dimson.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:10 PM

72. Does this mean we need to be prepared for the Shooteminthefacedick incident. Or is that possible in

that Shooteminthefacedick now has someone's real heart?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 03:48 PM

74. kickety

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