Friday, November 23, 2007

He Came, He Saw, He Shopped

UPDATE 11/25: Fox News video from the event here.

Original post 11/23:

From Fred Thompson's trip to Bristol, NH today.

ABC News' Christine Byun Reports: Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson squeezed in a little Black Friday shopping and sampled homemade moose chili at a local gun shop in Bristol, New Hampshire.

At Skip’s Gun and Sports store, dubbed “Daycare for Men” on their signature red shirts, the GOP hopeful admired different types of guns and talked about his support for the 2nd Amendment. He said some of his opponents have “bad records or no records” on the issue of gun ownership and rights.

Thompson -- who said he used to own a skeet shoot –- accused the Democrats for ignoring gun ownership rights, and also blamed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for siding with them, particularly on the assault weapons ban. He even supported just about every gun control legislation that came down the pike,” Thompson charged. “I saw that he was at bill signing ceremonies with [New York Sen.] Chuck Schumer and President [Bill] Clinton and others, you know, for gun control legislation over the years and was very outspoken about it. Course he’s not outspoken about it anymore.”

Pop Quiz Time!

How can you tell when Katie Levinson, Communications Director for the Giuliani campaign is lying?

In response to Thompson's remarks, Giuliani Communications Director Katie Levinson said in an e-mail: "Mayor Giuliani is a strong supporter of the second amendment and believes our focus should be on making sure criminals are the ones who can't get guns."




Three-letter word?

Starts with "L"?

Means "opposite of truth"?

Mayor Giuliani has never been a strong supporter of the Second Amendment - not now, not last year, and certainly not during his tenure as mayor of New York City.

Oh, and if you haven't done so already, you might want to administer a healthy dose of emphasis on the word "should" in Ms. Levinson's statement there.

We're talking about a man whose primary focus in this department has always been on prohibiting law-abiding citizens from obtaining firearms for personal protection and filing frivolous lawsuits against firearms manufacturers to punish [read: bankrupt] them for the illegal use of their products by criminals who obtained those firearms in every unlawful manner imaginable.

Giuliani's past record on 2nd Amendment rights is simply non-spinnable.