Last week was a good week for the Mitt Romney campaign, with his closest challenger, Rick Santorum, dropping out of the race. He capped off his week with one of the biggest speeches of his campaign at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings in St. Louis.
Romney started off his speech talking about all freedoms and some other hot-button issues: the economy, healthcare, taxes, etc., but our second amendment freedoms came front and center in the second half of his speech.
“This administration’s attack on freedom extends even to rights explicitly guaranteed by our Constitution. The right to bear arms is so plainly stated, so unambiguous, that liberals have a hard time challenging it directly. Instead, they’ve been employing every imaginable ploy to restrict it,” said Romney.
Romney’s history as a hunting and gun rights advocate isn’t the strongest; having supported the Brady Act and other gun control legislation early in his political career. And some of his biggest campaign gaffs have had to do when talking about his hunting experience. But, Romney took this speech as his opportunity win the support of the gun owners for this election.
“We need a President who will stand up for the rights of hunters, sportsmen, and those seeking to protect their homes and their families. President Obama has not; I will,” said Romney. “And if we are going to safeguard our Second Amendment, it is time to elect a president who will defend the rights President Obama ignores or minimizes. I will.”
Romney detailed many of the big-ticket threats to our second amendment freedoms, specifically, Supreme Court nominees, judicial review, and the Fast and Furious Scandal.
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