Monday, February 19, 2007

Gun Advocates Are Not That Stupid, Mitt

Now it's one thing if you let your NRA membership lapse, as yours truly has. It's quite another to suddenly in your late 50's decide you're on board. And it doesn't exactly ring true that one would be a gung-ho Second Amendment supporter, then go on to brag about shooting rabbits with 22's. Hmm.

Today's Boston Globe reports on one of the NRA's newest members, Mitt Romney:

Mitt Romney, who has touted his support of gun owners since launching his presidential campaign, yesterday acknowledged he did not become a member of the National Rifle Association until last August, campaign officials said. Asked why Romney joined only a few months before declaring his candidacy, Madden said: "I would argue not many Americans care when you join, but why you join, and I think I've made that clear."

Speaking on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Romney said he signed up for a life long membership "within the last year." "I think they're doing good things, and I believe in supporting the right to bear arms," Romney said.

Not all gun advocates are convinced of Romney's commitment to their cause....