Well here's Willard Romney's, the presumptive nominee, record. And it is all about gun control and limitations [which I agree with].
I'm curious how the gun lovers and NRA will deal with this issue. Will they accuse Willard of "taking away our rights!" as they have knee-jerkedly accused Mr. Obama? Or will they pretend that Willard's past support of gun control and limitations doesn't matter?
Washington Post:“He was never endorsed by the NRA, and didn't have their official support during his 2002 gubernatorial campaign... Mitt Romney as a candidate received a respectable B grade rating from the NRA, ... Romney's Democratic opponent in the governor's race, Shannon O'Brien, was given a more than respectable "A" grade by the NRA, according to its website.
“The issue of guns has repeatedly dogged Romney, who as a U.S. Senate candidate in 1996 was in favor of several gun control measures.”
"We need a president who will stand up for the rights of hunters, sportsmen, and those seeking to protect their homes and their families. President Obama has not; I will," Romney said. "And if we are going to safeguard our Second Amendment, it is time to elect a president who will defend the rights President Obama ignores or minimizes. I will." --Willard (Mitt) Romney
Romney is a blatant liar on this issue. He has a record of supporting and voting for gun control and gun limits. Although PBO did support gun control and limits while an Illinois state senator, [something I agree with] he has done NOTHING to curtail gun rights since becoming POTUS. What he supported and proposed in Illinois was a state issue [don't the conservatives revere "states rights"]? But since taking office, Mr. Obama has not proposed any legislation on gun issues for the country. But that doesn't stop Willard from pandering to the ignorant who haven't the inclination or the ability to seek out the truth.
President Obama's record on the Second Amendment:
Lasting Effect of Obama Administration
"While the final chapter of the Obama administration’s impact on gun rights will not be written until the president leaves office in 2013 or 2017, the story through much of his first term in office was a neutral one. Congress did not take up serious consideration of new gun control laws, nor did Obama ask them to. When Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives in the 2010 midterm, chances of far-reaching gun control laws being enacted were essentially squashed."
Wayne LaPierre, NRA president:
"Either we defeat Barack Obama and retain all the benefits of our pro-gun victories over the past 30 years-from the Firearms Owners' Protection Act and the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, to the Right-to-Carry revolution, Castle Doctrine, hunter protection and landmark victories in the U.S. Supreme Court-or we lose this election and lose it all," LaPierre wrote. "Everything you and I, and gun owners across America have fought to achieve over the past three decades could be lost as a result of just one presidential election."
Obama Record: Not Gun Rights Restricting
"But the president's record offers scant evidence to support such ominous rhetoric. Obama has not moved to restrict gun rights, despite suggestions that he would tackle the issue after a shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona during which former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ari., was shot in the head."
Obama also signed a bill with an amendment permitting people to carry firearms in national parks."
So what's happening here? The head of the NRA is going after PBO who has not proposed any legislation, as president, to restrict or overturn any gun rights. But LaPierre is supporting Willard Romney who has a solid record of being in favor of gun control legislation.
Are the conservatives so deranged in their hatred of Mr. Obama that they don't see the what is in front of their noses?
Further reading from "The Liberty Zone," a pro-gun rights post, about Romney vs. Obama on gun control issues:
"Whom does Mittens think he’s fooling?
Sh*t, Obama has assailed gun rights less than Romney has in recent years.
"Governor Romney has a solid record of pursuing gun control measures to control crime and increase safety. He is vocally supportive of the assault weapons ban, supported a waiting period, and supports registration. While Governor he continued Massachusetts’s history of gun control advocacy.
In 2002, Mitt Romney stated in a debate that he supported the tough gun laws in Massachusetts and that he believed they help protect us and keep us safe. He vowed not to chip away at those laws.
While in office, Governor Romney supported the Brady bill and a waiting period because it was necessary to complete a background check. More recently, he has stated that with the advent of instant background checks, a waiting period is no longer required."
More recently, eh? Would that "more recently" be when he decided he needed the endorsement of the NRA?
Will conservatives make excuses for Romney by saying he supported gun control and limits when he was an unformed "young man" of only 55 years [and seeking to be a leader in traditionally liberal Massachusetts]? LOL! Or will they acknowledge his flip-flopping and pandering to the NRA and unlimited gun ownership advocates?
What does his record show?