Mitt Romney’s firearms views now in tune with NRA

Gun-rights groups perceive President Barack Obama as a threat to…

Gun-rights groups perceive President Barack Obama as a threat to unfettered access to firearms. They once had qualms about Mitt Romney, too.

But times and circumstances have changed for Romney, the GOP presidential nominee now in tune with the National Rifle Association and similar organizations, whose members are motivated voters.

In the tight White House race, every bit of support helps, especially in the most closely contested states and particularly from groups that claim millions of members nationwide.

Romney’s prior embrace of weapon-control proposals had put him crossways with the NRA and others. These days, Romney is on their good side by opposing renewal of a federal ban on semiautomatic weapons, additional regulations on gun shows and suggested federal gun registration requirements.

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  • Chortles

    The way I see it, Jeff, it’s a matter of whether or not to trust Mitt Romney enough to even give him a chance… I can’t blame Matt in Oklahoma if he doesn’t believe Romney even that much, or if Matt’s voting on the basis of more issues than just guns.

  • Jeff

    I look at it this way, He has got to be better than barry, and he is not going to do anything drastic in his first term to not get re-elected, like impose some sort of gun legislation. I say give him a chance.

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    uh-huh dont like the choice but dont trust him either. He only is for it as long as it gets what he wants, he doesnt truely believe