Shot #1 – Romney came out in support of the ever-so-meaningless 1994 “Assault Weapons” ban. The quote of the day – “But, but I would, I would look at weapons that pose extraordinary lethality"¦.” The odd thing is, I’ve fired both the MAK-90 (AK-47 clone firing a 7.62x39mm round) and a rifle firing a .30-06 Winchester round, and because the Winchester round is much longer (they’re both the same diameter), the hunting round is a lot deadlier. In the Hot Air comments section, MadisonConservative takes a very good whack at the other things that the Brady Bill said made rifles soooooooo dangerous.
Shot #2 – Romney wrongly claimed he got the NRA’s endorsement in the 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial election. While he did get a “B” grade from the NRA, not only did they stay out of the endorsement game in that race, but they gave his opponent an “A”. I will guarantee that he won’t get the NRA endorsement this time either.
Quick flashback to the YouTube debate. Several of the candidates were asked what their favorite gun was. Here’s how I recorded Romney’s answer: “To Mitt – But my son does (probably BB Ryders).”