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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:34 PM

36. Of course you can be a gun owning Obama supporter. ...

I am an NRA member and have enjoyed target shooting for over 40 years and also have a concealed carry permit.

I voted for Obama in the last election and will again in this one. Obama has basically been very friendly to gun owners in his first term and even received an "F" rating from the Brady Campaign. I do realize that some very prominent Democrats wish for draconian gun control but lack support from other Democrats. The majority of the Democrats that I can vote for in local, state and congressional election are strong supporters of gun rights and have high ratings from the NRA.

I have absolutely no idea of who Romney is or what he actually stands for.

Obviously he is a member of the 1% but many other very rich presidents have done a lot to help our nation. JFK was very wealthy as was Lydon Johnson and FDR. George Washington was our richest President followed by Thomas Jefferson. (source: http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2012/0220/Presidents-Day-trivia-Who-were-the-10-richest-US-presidents/John-Tyler-51-million)

Mitt Romney, if elected, would be in our top three wealthiest presidents but to me that doesn't disqualify him. My problem with Mitt is that he has been on every side of every issue at some time during his political career. He is not merely a waffler but is in fact a shape shifter. Currently he is pretending to be very conservative. Once in office who knows what he will support? I don't always agree with every issue that a candidate supports but I do insist that I know exactly what their position is.

As far as the gun rights issue I have confidence that Obama is not going to suddenly change in his second term and try to ban and confiscate all firearms. I actually agree with many of his ideas on improving the gun laws in our nation although he hasn't been real vocal on this topic.

I feel the Romney will sell out gun owners in a heartbeat if he perceives a political advantage. Therefore he poses a far greater threat to gun rights than Obama and the Democrats do. In fact, I will go so far as to state that if your most important political issue is much stronger or draconian gun control, you might consider voting for Romney.

I simply can't vote for Romney as he talks out of both sides of his mouth. I can also add that while I have no problem with his being rich, I feel he is totally out of touch with the reality of the struggle that most people face today in this nation. I feel he looks down on poorer people and blames them for the fact that they are not wealthy.




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