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Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney

At a Glance

  • Party: Republican
  • Date of Birth: March 12, 1947
  • Military Service: No
  • HomeTown: Detroit, Michigan
  • Hunter? Not Avidly
  • Fisherman? No
Romney On The Issues
Hunting

Conservation Reserve Program

Mitt Romney has made no public statements on CRP, but the Corn Caucus Project gave him a "C" grade on a similar issue that provides similar revenue insurance to farmers who grow commodity crops, such as corn, soybeans and sugarbeats.

Source: harvestpublicmedia.org

Hunting

Public Lands Access

In a recent interview in the Reno Gazette-Journal, Mitt Romney stated that he does not know why the United States owns so much land, and that he has to study the purpose of it. While governor of Massachusetts, Romney cut funding for state parks by $7 million and the system ranked 48 out of 50 in per-capita park funding.

Source: www.boston.com

"Unless there’s a valid, and legitimate, and compelling governmental purpose, I don’t know why the government owns so much of this land. So I haven’t studied it, what the purpose is of the land, so I don’t want to say, “Oh, I’m about to hand it over.” But where government ownership of land is designed to satisfy, let’s say, the most extreme environmentalists, from keeping a population from developing their coal, their gold, their other resources for the benefit of the state, I would find that to be unacceptable."

Mitt Romney,

Shooting

Concealed Carry

While he did not actively try to improve concealed carry regulations as Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney did proclaim a state "Right to Bear Arms Day" in 2005.

Source: dailycaller.com

Shooting

Gun Control

Mitt Romney's positions on gun control have changed throughout his political career. After supporting several gun control laws, such as the Brady Act, early in his political career, Romney has reevaluated his position and is now opposed to any further gun control legislation.

Source: 2012.republican-candidates.org

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I believe we need to focus on enforcing our current laws rather than creating new laws that burden lawful gun owners. I believe in safe and responsible gun ownership and that anyone who exercises the right to keep and bear arms must do so lawfully and properly. I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all federal approach to gun ownership because people keep and use firearms for different reasons. Law-abiding citizens have a right to protect their homes and their families and as President, I will vigorously defend that right.

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Mitt Romney, January 7, 2008, The Washington Post

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