The Wall Street Journal, believe it or not, has the story of Mitt Romney’s position on allowing Americans to own assault rifles. After the horrific
shootings Mr. Romney once
again affirmed his belief in keeping current laws in place, including
federal laws that allow ownership of the type of semi-automatic assault rifles
that were used in the killings.
|Mr. Romney looking at his notes to try and|
determine where he is on an issue today, as opposed to
yesterday or tomorrow
Today, Mr. Romney’s campaign Web site says no new laws are needed. “Like the majority of Americans, Mitt does not believe that the
needs additional laws that restrict
the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms,” the site says. United
Okay, so it would be wrong to point out that while Governor of Massachusetts Mr. Romney not only supported banning assault rifles, he actually signed a law to that effect.
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney opposes all new gun control laws today, but that wasn’t always the case. In 2004, as governor, he signed a permanent assault weapons ban into law in
. The law included other
elements welcomed by gun-rights supporters, but Mr. Romney defended the assault
weapons provision on its own merits. Massachusetts
“I believe the people should have the right to bear arms, but I don’t believe that we have to have assault weapons as part of our personal arsenal,” he said on Fox News in 2004.
So people keep looking, go ahead find an issue on which Mitt Romney has been consistent. We dare you.