Where does Mitt Romney stand on Gun Control and Second Amendment Rights?

  • 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.

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