Since this is becoming a minor issue today with Romney speaking before the NRA convention and the Washington Post using *democrats* who are opposed to his record to attempt to describe Romney’s record here in MA, it’s important to re-post this link.
Don’t believe the hype. Romney was a pro-2nd Amendment governor during his tenure here in MA. I have every reason to believe he will continue to be a pro-2nd Amendment President.
Romney’s 2nd Amendment and pro-sportsman record while he was *actually* the Governor in Massachusetts was very positive.
Legislation: During the Romney Administration, no anti-Second Amendment or anti-sportsmen legislation made its way to the Governor’s desk.
Governor Romney did sign five pro-Second Amendment/pro-sportsmen bills into law. His administration also worked with Gun Owners’ Action League and the Democratic leadership of the Massachusetts House and Senate to remove any anti-Second Amendment language from the Gang Violence bill passed in 2006.
Please read the rest before you shoot your, um, mouth off. Romney’s record with 2nd Amendment supporters and sportsmen here in Massachusetts was in excellent shape when he left office.
This is from the *premier* 2nd Amendment and pro-sportsman group in the Commonwealth.
There have been a lot of attempted distortions of Romney’s record – factual, rhetorical and simply incorrect distortions. Outright lies in a lot of cases. Before people believe the lies they should contact G.O.A.L. and ask what the real story was.
It gets complicated for people to understand because Massachusetts is such a universally Liberal state with supermajority liberal votes in both chambers of the legislature. But don’t be fooled. Romney was one of the strongest 2nd Amendment governors MA has had and he’s *leagues* better than his successor.
It’s relatively easy to be a pro-2nd Amendment Governor when you’re elected Governor of Montana, or Utah, or Texas or Kentucky, and even Georgia or Florida. In fact it might be easier to be a pro-2nd Amendment Governor if you were elected in Maryland or New Jersey. We all know there will never be a pro-2nd Amendment Governor elected in New York until the world ends, or well after the world ends, actually. Barring that, Massachusetts in my view is – and has been for more than a decade now – the toughest place on Earth for a pro-2AM Governor to function successfully, and Mitt Romney did so. If people are looking to find a “core” in his 2nd Amendment principles, you just have to look at his record here, and it speaks for itself very clearly.
It will *never* be good enough to satisfy the people who don’t live here and don’t understand this Commonwealth’s politics, I know. In a sense you DO have to live here to understand what he was swimming against, but he swam very well and very skillfully, and left a strong legacy here. On his 2nd Amendment record in the Commonwealth I’d take him back as governor *any day* and I’ve said that a few times now.
Let the twisted Op-Eds begin!