It's nothing terribly earth-shattering, by any stretch of the imagination. It's something that the law-abiding, gun-owning population of Massachusetts has known for quite some time now. Other are just starting to key in on it.
I'll let David explain.
Damn, [Romney] sounds like a Second-Amendment-repealin' freedom-hatin' Ted Kennedy clone! And he's courting which wing of the Republican party??
Now, you're talking my language, David.
And, you're right on the money.
If Mitt Romney thinks he can convince the nation's gun owners that he's on our side, come 2008, he's got another thing coming. He's gonna have about as tough a time in that department as John "Can I Git Me a Huntin' License Here?" Kerry had in 2004.
Not to mention, he'll look equally ridiculous shooting skeet in his freshly creased L.L. Bean barn jacket, should he decide to follow Senator Shotgun's lead in that arena.
And it won't matter a drop of spit to the folks in Flyover Country that he was constantly working on the other side of a veto-proof majority of Democrats in the state legislature.
The fact that he could have been more vocal in standing up for the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Massachusetts, but chose not to be, could* very well come back to bite him in the ass in 2008.
* Had to go with "could" there, having seen the list of early front-runners for the GOP nomination. Let's just say no one's likely to mistake any of them for the second coming of Ted Nugent anytime soon.