"Weapons of Unusual Lethality"???
MR. RUSSERT: But you stand by your support of the Brady Bill.
GOV. ROMNEY: …to make sure, to make sure that the, that the crazies don’t buy guns.
The, the current Brady Bill is, is a different measure than the original. The original had a waiting period because it took a long time to check on people’s backgrounds. Today we can check instantly on backgrounds. I don’t want to cause a waiting period that’s not necessary based upon today’s technology. But my position is we should check on the backgrounds of people who are trying to purchase guns. We also should keep weapons of unusual lethality from being on the street.
...is as good a reason as any to re-post this.
Pop Quiz time, Governor.
Here are two bowling pins, or what's left of 'em, which have been shot by two very different firearms.
And, here are the two types of firearms in question.Marlin 1895 lever-action rifle (.45-70 Govt.)
One of the only kinds of gun you'll be allowed to own if the
majority Socialist Branch of Congress has its way with us.AR-15 rifle(.223 Rem)
As if you'd even be allowed to look at this picture on your
computer in Ted Kennedy's Utopian "workers' paradise"
with all its "commie-sense" gun laws.
Seriously, could he have used a more moronic and meaningless phrase? The AK-47, a weapon of "unusual lethality" in Mitt's world, fires a round with ballistic characteristics similar to that of the popular .30-30 rifle cartridge.
I'd have thought such an experienced hunter as Romney would know that. Though, perhaps, Mitt was referring to the "unusual lethality" of bayonet lugs, folding stocks, and barrel shrouds. Who knows?
What a tool.
And, to show you just how out of touch Mitt Romney is, regarding the current efforts of our country's gun-grabbing politicians...
GOV. ROMNEY: Let’s describe what it is. I signed–I would have supported the original assault weapon ban. I signed an assault weapon ban in Massachusetts governor because it provided for a relaxation of licensing requirements for gun owners in Massachusetts, which was a big plus. And so both the pro-gun and the anti-gun lobby came together with a bill, and I signed that. And if there is determined to be, from time to time, a weapon of such lethality that it poses a grave risk to our law enforcement personnel, that’s something I would consider signing. There’s nothing of that nature that’s being proposed today in Washington. But, but I would, I would look at weapons that pose extraordinary lethality...
H.R. 1022: Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007
Maybe, the pundits are right. There very well may be a lot of people who won't vote for this guy simply because he is a Moron.
More here on Mitt's adoration of Massachusetts gun laws.