Where Does Romney Stand Today on the Second Amendment?

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As Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney signed a bill banning so-called "assault weapons" and supported a waiting period for handgun purchases. Where does he stand today?


Gun Owners of America today sent an Open Letter to Gov. Mitt Romney, asking him -- yet again -- to submit his survey responses to GOA.

“We sent you a questionnaire not once, not twice but three times now,” said GOA Vice Chairman Tim Macy.

“What did you send back? A form letter stating you are pro-Second Amendment -- with absolutely nothing to back up this laughable claim.  As Governor, you were proudly anti-Second Amendment, but as you have with most issues, you have now changed your stripes to spots.”

GOA has posted a description of Romney’s Second Amendment record .

In this analysis, you will see his past support for all of Massachusetts’ strict gun control laws, including his support for semi-auto bans and waiting periods.

Mitt Romney said in a recent speech that he was “severely conservative” as Governor of Massachusetts.  But if that’s true, then why is he steadfastly refusing to answer the Gun Owners of America questionnaire on Second Amendment issues?

GOA’s Tim Macy asks:  “Do you want to clear up this possible misconception I (and most members of Gun Owners of America) have about you?  If you do, then call me at (916) 984-1400.  Even better, why don’t you fill out one of the THREE GOA questionnaires we’ve sent to you so that millions of American gun owners will know where you stand?”

GOA would ask its members to forward our open letter -- which can be read here -- to Gov. Romney.  You can contact Mitt Romney at:

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