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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:27 PM

Mitt Romney plays to NRA interests in bid to win over conservative base

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Source: The Guardian

Mitt Romney sought to win over the arch-conservative membership of the National Rifle Association by promising to be the protector of American freedoms and accusing President Obama of launching a stealth attack on the constitutional right to bear arms.

Addressing the NRA's annual convention in St Louis, Missouri, Romney tried to assuage doubts about his commitment to America's love affair with the gun by peppering his speech with references to the US constitution and liberal use of the word "freedom".

He also adopted the NRA's own language by warning that were Obama granted a second term in the White House he would unleash an assault on gun ownership rights in the US. That is precisely the NRA's lobbying argument, despite the fact that Obama has steered almost entirely clear of the gun issue in the past three years to the disappointment of gun control advocates.

"In his second term, (Obama) would be unrestrained by the terms of re-election," Romney said. "Who will stand up for the rights of hunters and sportsmen, and those who act to protect their families? President Obama has not. I will."

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/13/mitt-romney-nra-conservative-speech



Free Republic's Jim Robinson is not satisfied at all.

(ETA) For some more lulz, check out the Freeper responses to this story.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:51 PM

1. I bet his hands are as soft as a women's

and I am willing to bet he has never shoveled in his life.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:19 PM

3. The NRA IS the conservative base. They are just another GOP think tank. nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:24 PM

4. Again, conservatives

do not have a cap on guns and/or gun owners, a sizeable amount of gun owners are progressives, just like conservative do not have a cap on religion neither.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:02 PM

5. I think a lot of mothers will soon get tired of supporting those who push for SYG and easy gun laws

 

for automatic weapons and such. You can't be pro-life and pro-gun in my opinion. Hand guns are for one thing and one thing only: to shoot someone. They are not for hunting and it has been proven over and over agian that they are of limited use for protection.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:48 PM

6. I bet RMoney would embarrass himself mightily at a target range

I'd bet that RMoney, the might varmint hunter, would look like a total fool if someone took him to a target range.

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