The "Old Mitt" on the 2A
Blue Mass. Grouper, johnk, digs up the archived website from Mitt Romney's 2002 campaign for governor, and brings us this damning quote:
Mitt Romney supports the strict enforcement of gun laws. He is a supporter of the federal assault weapons ban. Mitt also believes in the rights of those who hunt to responsibly own and use firearms.
In 2002, Mitt Romney was in favor of enforcing existing laws.
In 2002, Mitt Romney believed (and in 2007, still believes) in banning certain guns based on their looks, regardless of their function and firepower.
And, in 2002, Mitt Romney believed that people who hunt have the right to own guns.
I don't hunt.
What rights of mine do you believe in, Mitt?
Care to elaborate on that statement? Because from where I'm standing, that entire paragraph could have easily come from Hillary Clinton's website, or John Edwards', Barack Obama's, Joe Biden's, etc.
Or has your position on this issue conveniently "evolved" some since then?
Try these on for size...
Mitt also believes in the rights of those who have graduated from high school to vote in local, state, and federal elections.
Mitt also believes in the rights of those who have been officially confirmed in the church of their choosing, and have made in-kind monetary contributions to the same, to freely practice religion.
Mitt also believes in the rights of those who scored higher that 500 on their verbal SAT's to speak out against, and petition, their government.
Mitt also believes in the rights of those who actually own their own home to be free from unlawful searches and seizures.
Mitt also believes in the rights of those who can afford their own attorneys to due process of law and a trial by a jury of their peers.
I don't really care what Mitt's latest position on the 2nd Amendment is. I ran out of giveashit quite a while ago. He can go into a corner and self-fornicate, for all I care. He's not getting my vote.