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    Should America follow Mitt Romney's example, and ban assault weapons?

    Mitt Romney banned assault weapons in Massachusetts. And in 2002, he said he was "no friend to the NRA" and will not "chip away at Massachusett's tough gun laws."

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    Re: Should America follow Mitt Romney's example, and ban assault weapons?

    We should not follow Romney's example.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should America follow Mitt Romney's example, and ban assault weapons?

    Actually this is quite false.

    Mitt Romney signed a law in Mass. that reaffirmed existing bans. It banned no new weapons at all. The law actually expanded rights to gun owners and was endorsed by the NRA.


    Quote Originally Posted by evan83 View Post
    Mitt Romney banned assault weapons in Massachusetts. And in 2002, he said he was "no friend to the NRA" and will not "chip away at Massachusett's tough gun laws."

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    Re: Should America follow Mitt Romney's example, and ban assault weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Actually this is quite false.

    Actually it is not false.
    Mitt Romney on Gun Control
    Romney: Once signed assault-weapons ban into law - First Read

    Mitt Romney signed a law in Mass. that reaffirmed existing bans. It banned no new weapons at all.
    What existing ban was that in Massachusetts? What law was there in Massachusetts that banned assault weapons that Romney reaffirmed?

    The law actually expanded rights to gun owners and was endorsed by the NRA.
    What Romney did amounts to someone stealing your bread and then pretends to do you a favor by tossing you a few crumbs. The fact the NRA endorsed anything is irrelevant, they are not pro-2nd amendment.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should America follow Mitt Romney's example, and ban assault weapons?

    It's hilarious how the NRA buffoons supported a GOP candidate who actually has a more anti-gun record than his Democratic opponent, signing an assault weapons ban in Massachusetts and white-washing his past record supporting tough gun control measures. LOL!

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    Re: Should America follow Mitt Romney's example, and ban assault weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by evan83 View Post
    It's hilarious how the NRA buffoons supported a GOP candidate who actually has a more anti-gun record than his Democratic opponent, signing an assault weapons ban in Massachusetts and white-washing his past record supporting tough gun control measures. LOL!

    Many NRA baffoons are nothing more than party-tards who think its okay to do something just as long as their party is doing it, but scream bloody murder when another party does the same thing. Obama attempted to **** on the 2nd amendment, Romney actually took a **** on it. A lot of 2nd amendment supporters switched to the GOA because of the NRA's willingness to sell out.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should America follow Mitt Romney's example, and ban assault weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by evan83 View Post
    Mitt Romney banned assault weapons in Massachusetts. And in 2002, he said he was "no friend to the NRA" and will not "chip away at Massachusett's tough gun laws."
    You cannot say he is not consistent, just like his friends flip and flop.

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    Re: Should America follow Mitt Romney's example, and ban assault weapons?

    Whats an "assault weapon"?
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: Should America follow Mitt Romney's example, and ban assault weapons?

    Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban / iBerkshires.com - The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.

    You will note a few paragraphs in this extended a law adopted in 1998 by the Mass. Legislature,
    and here is a quote from a pro gun advocate:
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    "This is truly a great day for Massachusetts' sportsmen and women," said Senator Stephen M. Brewer. "These reforms correct some serious mistakes that were made during the gun debate in 1998, when many of our state's gun owners were stripped of their long-standing rights to own firearms. I applaud Senate President Travaglini for allowing the Senate to undertake this necessary legislation."
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    It should be noted too I believe this legislation was passed by like 87% of their legislature and his veto would have easily been overriden. That aside I wouldn't have signed it, but to use it against Romney as a gun grabber is simply false - a falsehood often spread by libertarians who don't like hardly any laws. The left wing gun owners loved it too. I think it was also safe to say the same concession from him would never have come from our current congress either. Our current congress and the Mass. legislature are quite different.


    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Actually it is not false.
    Mitt Romney on Gun Control
    Romney: Once signed assault-weapons ban into law - First Read



    What existing ban was that in Massachusetts? What law was there in Massachusetts that banned assault weapons that Romney reaffirmed?



    What Romney did amounts to someone stealing your bread and then pretends to do you a favor by tossing you a few crumbs. The fact the NRA endorsed anything is irrelevant, they are not pro-2nd amendment.

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    Re: Should America follow Mitt Romney's example, and ban assault weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by evan83 View Post
    Mitt Romney banned assault weapons in Massachusetts. And in 2002, he said he was "no friend to the NRA" and will not "chip away at Massachusett's tough gun laws."
    Being that Mass has a high relative violent crime rate, compared to other states in the region, I'd say he got it wrong.

    The authors of the report, drawing upon FBI crime counts, note that Massachusetts has the unenviable distinction of leading all states in the Northeast in the rate of violent crime:
    Is Mass. really #1 in violent crime? - James Alan Fox - Crime & Punishment blog - Boston.com
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