Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gun Control and National Politics

Here's an article on that I've seen linked multiple times by multiple bloggers. Executive summary: Gun control is NOT a winning issue. The candidates varied positions, and a bit on their assorted actions is included, which is worth reading. My favorite part:
Rick Perry and Rick Santorum go pheasant hunting and give interviews before heading out. Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain speak to the National Rifle Association convention. Michele Bachmann tells People magazine she wants to teach her daughters how to shoot because women need to be able to protect themselves. Mitt Romney, after backing some gun control measures in Massachusetts*, now presents himself as a strong Second Amendment supporter.
*That bit about Romney: After backing and signing the Massachusetts AWB, he also backed and signed their state-controlled healthcare law. Romney famously holds two positions on every issue, and at this point has me convinced he's actually a Democrat who is lying about his party affiliation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now that you mention it, I doubt you can get elected in Massachusetts if you are a REAL republican. I suspect that being governor of certain states is an automatic disqualification for higher office for Republicans. MA is on that list for sure. IL, HI, and CA are probably others, these days.