In 1994 Senate race, Romney backed the anti-gun Brady bill and anti-gun assault weapons ban, saying “I don’t line up with the NRA” and “that’s not going to make me the hero of the NRA.”
Romney called Clinton crime bill “a big step forward”.
As governor, Romney quadrupled gun licensing fees and vowed not to “chip away” at tough gun laws.
In 2004, Romney signed permanent state-level ban on so-called “assault weapons” that was mirrored after federal “assault weapons” ban.
In January 2006, Romney said he owned a gun – then two days later admitted he did not and the gun belonged to his son.
Romney bragged about being member of the NRA but later revealed he didn’t join until August 2006, just before launching his presidential campaign.
Romney recently said he’s “been a hunter pretty much all my life” but later admitted he hunted only twice in his life, later clarifying remarks by claiming he has hunted “small varmints … more than two times.”
In 2006 press conference, Romney claimed he had been hunting “many times” after returning from quail hunt in Georgia.