Guns: They’re what’s bringing the GOP’s would-be First Ladies together

posted at 5:15 pm on April 5, 2012 by Tina Korbe

It’s a rare event that brings Ann Romney, Karen Santorum and Callista Gingrich together on the same stage — and presumably not to shill for their spouses, but just to express their common conservatism. The National Rifle Association will host just such an event April 13, though. “A Conversation Off The Campaign Trail” will feature the better halves of the GOP candidates. (Whether Carol Paul was invited or will be in attendance is a murky matter.) What the subject of discussion will be is up for speculation:

As Mitt Romney marches closer to the nomination even as Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum refuse to quit, will the wives act as policy surrogates? Will they tackle such hot-button issues as women’s reproductive rights, the budget, health care and, of course, gun legislation?

Will they touch on the good works they would promote should their respective husbands makes it to the White House? Music education for singer, pianist and French horn player Gingrich? Multiple sclerosis research and therapeutic horseback riding for Romney, who combats the effects of the former by engaging in the latter? The divinely-inspired decision for her mate’s White House run, or possibly home schooling for Santorum, a nurse and a lawyer who oversaw the education of the couple’s seven children?

Will the wives keep it light and chatty, how gosh-darn fun and in touch with voters their guys are?

Will they joke about the rigors of campaigning, while offering helpful hints on no-wrinkle travel clothing, hurricane-proof hair products and staying slim while enduring endless rubber chicken banquets and ethno-regional food-fests? (Thank heavens for elegant culinary interludes such as the NRA luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel.)

It’s just a wild guess, but I’d imagine the importance of knowing how to handle a firearm just might come up. None of the would-be First Ladies are Sarah-Palin-style gun spokeswomen, but they surely know the trend: Women are buying guns in record numbers and target-shooting is one of the fastest-growing female sports. While liberals have their own arguments against guns, they surely can’t argue that empowering women to know how to wield ‘em — should they need to for self-defense or just wish to for sport — is somehow part of a “war on women,” a tired phrase if ever there was one. That right there might be the best reason for Ann, Karen and Callista to champion gun rights.


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I would like to thank Ann Romney for the donation she made to Planned parenthood.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Guns: The gateway drug to liberty and the great equalizer

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty – Ronald Reagan

Chip on April 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

speaking of gals and guns, you know there are dozens of youtubes with girl n’ guns don’t you? I shall refrain from posting them out of deference and decorum *but some of them sure are funny*…./

ted c on April 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I would like to thank Ann Romney for the donation she made to Planned parenthood.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Try staying on topic for a change.

Bitter Clinger on April 5, 2012 at 5:20 PM

“None of the would-be First Ladies are Sarah-Palin-style gun spokeswomen.”

No kidding, I wonder if any of them have ever even held a gun.

idesign on April 5, 2012 at 5:21 PM

The paid shill strikes again.

John the Libertarian on April 5, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Good! The more ‘mean’s the citizens have the better prepared for whatever bho/team might want to do away with the 2nd?
L

letget on April 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

While the left is fabricating the War on Women, REAL women are arming themselves.

waterytart on April 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

liberal4life

Do you support the Liberty of self-defense?

Here’s you shot at being on topic for once.

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty – Ronald Reagan

Chip on April 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

While liberals have their own arguments against guns, they surely can’t argue that empowering women to know how to wield ‘em — should they need to for self-defense or just wish to for sport — is somehow part of a “war on women,” a tired phrase if ever there was one.

How mean of you, Tina. You just made l4l’s head explode.

Bitter Clinger on April 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Went to a gun show a couple of weeks ago. More women than I’d ever seen at one of these events. I’d estimate at least 25% to 30% women and they were buying.

Oldnuke on April 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Try staying on topic for a change.

Bitter Clinger on April 5, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Well since this topic is about bringing people together on an issue, I felt it was necessary I brought up something which brought me together with Ann Romney since we have both donated to Planned Parenthood at some point in our lives.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Tina, just wanted to thank you for all the articles you’ve done.. . You’ve done a lot of heavy lifting lately and doing a great job!

Thanks again

Key West Reader on April 5, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Well since this topic is about bringing people together on an issue, I felt it was necessary I brought up something which brought me together with Ann Romney since we have both donated to Planned Parenthood at some point in our lives.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Wrong again. It’s about bringing people together on the issue of guns.

Bitter Clinger on April 5, 2012 at 5:29 PM

OK how long till mo gets herself a gun and goes outta hunten/shooten range? I would love to see that! The SS would be running for their life with that gal having a gun?
L

letget on April 5, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I like the Ladies, I like the guns. ; ) Guns and Ladies, what could be wrong with that? Good times.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Try staying on topic for a change.

Bitter Clinger on April 5, 2012 at 5:20 PM

libtart would have to be able to comprehend the topic. Something she is incapable of doing.

cozmo on April 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Well since this topic is about bringing people together on an issue, I felt it was necessary I brought up something which brought me together with Ann Romney since we have both donated to Planned Parenthood at some point in our lives.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 5:23 PM

This is about 1000 times as intelligent as anything else you have ever said in your life, or any past lives you may have had under various theories of reincarnation.

It’s still extremely stupid, but it’s a compound sentence, and it’s structure very vaguely resembles that of a logical argument.

RINO in Name Only on April 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Murder, murder, kill, kill, kill, so long as it’s not one of your own, in the name of God of course.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Nothing

at all

cozmo on April 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

It’s still extremely stupid, but it’s a compound sentence, and it’sits structure very vaguely resembles that of a logical argument.

RINO in Name Only on April 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Typos shouldn’t bother me, but I can never forgive myself when I make that one.

RINO in Name Only on April 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Murder, murder, kill, kill, kill, so long as it’s not one of your own, in the name of God of course.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Only tools honey, only tools. Y’all are the one’s who celebrate murder.

cozmo on April 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Murder, murder, kill, kill, kill

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

What? Since when does owning a gun make you a murderer?

You folks have some twisted logic. You going to start blaming your pen for spelling mistakes?

John the Libertarian on April 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Murder, murder, kill, kill, kill, so long as it’s not one of your own, in the name of God of course.

0bamalibertyderangementsyndrom on April 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

FIFY

Bitter Clinger on April 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Murder, murder, kill, kill, kill, so long as it’s not one of your own, in the name of God of course.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

One of you own?

Yep, black on black crime is destroying families accros America, but I don’t think God has anything to do with it.

idesign on April 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM

cozmo on April 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

; )

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 5:42 PM

John the Libertarian on April 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM

They’ll just turn and say its the bullets.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Murder, murder, kill, kill, kill, so long as it’s not one of your own, in the name of God of course.

0bamaderangementsyndrom[sic] on April 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Are you ok? If you need help, we’re all here for you. You can tell us what’s wrong; I promise that whatever you say will not leave this forum.

[Disclaimer - If you are in danger of harming yourself or others, federal and state laws require us to report that to the appropriate authorities, for your and everyone else's safety.]

RINO in Name Only on April 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Many of the socialized medicine type countries that Obama and the lefties love so much don’t have a 2nd Amendment. We do. And I can’t wait until the 2nd Amendment meets ObamaCare when some nameless bureaucrat tells buba that his momma is too old to get the medical help she needs and, like Obama said, just give her a pain pill. Guaranteed buba’s Rx gonna be a Colt 45!

devan95 on April 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

RINO in Name Only on April 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Its already been reported.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Women are changing the face of shooting, for the better. The gun shops and clubs I deal with positively welcome them in. It’s good for business and it is good for the sport – and they’re joining in by the boat load.

It’s great if you believe in empowering women and it’s even better for 2nd amendment rights supporters. (Just don’t do something stupid to get them into the sport like promise a 1 for you 1 for me rule each time you buy a gun. It gets expensive.)

CorporatePiggy on April 5, 2012 at 5:49 PM

I would like to thank Ann Romney for the donation she made to Planned parenthood.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

canopfor was talked to about what?

Well since this topic is about bringing people together on an issue, I felt it was necessary I brought up something which brought me together with Ann Romney since we have both donated to Planned Parenthood at some point in our lives.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 5:23 PM

…Tina!…Is it your fiance having fun?…”It’s” usually first… when you write?

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Murder, murder, kill, kill, kill, so long as it’s not one of your own, in the name of God of course.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

You are funny i will give you that…

Now excuse me while i take my Daddys Springfield out to the range and practice for for hunting season putting a LOT of rounds into Bambis head out at 700 yards…

…and enjoying the HELL out of it too.

:o)

BlaxPac on April 5, 2012 at 5:51 PM

As far as guns go, only Karen Santorum is married to a hunter (her sons also hunt, and perhaps she does as well), so, it may very well be that only she has any familiarity with guns.

Pork-Chop on April 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM

ted c on April 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Several of them are from our own Dragonman arms dealer and all-around sh!thot businessman here in Colorado Springs.
Just featured last week on Larry the Cable Guy’s “Only in America” on the History channel. Check him out.

dentarthurdent on April 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I would like to thank Ann Romney for the donation she made to Planned parenthood.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Murder, murder, kill, kill, kill, so long as it’s not one of your own, in the name of God of course.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Karma can be a real kick in the groinal regional sometimes.

oldfiveanddimer on April 5, 2012 at 6:09 PM

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

You’ve got the wording all wrong.
When I was at the AF Academy in the early 80s, during the Iran hostage crisis, our chant when marching past the idiot peaceniks protesting on the chapel wall was “blood makes the grass grow, kill, kill”.

dentarthurdent on April 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Murder, murder, kill, kill, kill, so long as it’s not one of your own, in the name of God of course.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

OmygodisunfamiliartoyouSOusingGodformypostistight!

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

dentarthurdent on April 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

One of my favorite chants from the same era:

Kill Kill Kill…Make the World Safe…Kill Kill Kill…

Yeah we were bloodthirsty SOBs then..LOL

BlaxPac on April 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

So Ann Romney is pro-gun, but hubby isn’t? And we are supposed to vote FOR Romney as President? Pfft!

love2rumba on April 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

So Ann Romney is pro-gun, but hubby isn’t? And we are supposed to vote FOR Romney as President? Pfft!

love2rumba on April 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Don’t care if he’s PRO-Gun (not a requirement) as long as he’s not pro Gun-Restriction…

BlaxPac on April 5, 2012 at 6:20 PM

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Kool, I am thoroughly enjoying this series you have going here. The fonts take on that almost ransom note sort of thing and the play off on the run on moniker is superb. Very nice, creative, work!

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Murder, murder, kill, kill, kill, so long as it’s not one of your own, in the name of God of course.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM

The only “god” I know of like that is Yacub, to be found and any Nation of Islam Mosque or Rev. Wright’s church. It says so in the “Ten points of Blackness”.

Just ask Obama, he was there for 20 years.

Bulletchaser on April 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM

One of my favorite chants from the same era:

Kill Kill Kill…Make the World Safe…Kill Kill Kill…

Yeah we were bloodthirsty SOBs then..LOL

BlaxPac on April 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Ya – also when we were at attention (and therefore completely silent) at times the peaceniks yelled crap like “you will not train for war again” and other idiocy – we responded with “nuke Iran” and the earlier chant. Lots of fun back then.

dentarthurdent on April 5, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Many of the socialized medicine type countries that Obama and the lefties love so much don’t have a 2nd Amendment. We do. And I can’t wait until the 2nd Amendment meets ObamaCare when some nameless bureaucrat tells buba that his momma is too old to get the medical help she needs and, like Obama said, just give her a pain pill. Guaranteed buba’s Rx gonna be a Colt 45!
devan95 on April 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

The libtards’ beloved Scandinavian countries have the highest gun ownership rates in Europe, to their credit.

Glenn Jericho on April 5, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Nice…….KOOLAID2

angrymike on April 5, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 6:25 PM

angrymike on April 5, 2012 at 7:08 PM

…thanks!…I don’t think he understands…the ditz!

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Let’s see the REAL Mittens on Gun Contol:

Governor Romney has a solid record of pursuing gun control measures to control crime and increase safety. He is vocally supportive of the assault weapons ban, supported a waiting period, and supports registration. While Governor he continued Massachusetts’s history of gun control advocacy.

And:

Romney, a Second Amendment Killer?

But NEVER FORGET that Mittens is THE Conservative in the race that isn’t a politician, nor the creator of 0bamacare. ROTFLMAO!

Shazam! I crack myself up. /s

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 10:09 PM

At a local gun range “Ladies Night” is the busiest night of the week with a lot of first-time shooters.
The CHL classes are booked up in advance as well.

mad scientist on April 5, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Will they tackle such hot-button issues as women’s reproductive rights, the budget, health care and, of course, gun legislation?

Who ever said women don’t have the right to reproduce?

Oh, this must be one of those code words conservatives are always using. I guess I missed that memo.

There Goes The Neighborhood on April 6, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Oh, this must be one of those code words conservatives are always using. I guess I missed that memo.

There Goes The Neighborhood on April 6, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Real or sarc tag missing?
If you really don’t know – “reproductive rights” is Dem libtard code for free contraceptives and abortions on demand.

dentarthurdent on April 6, 2012 at 11:10 AM

While Ann Romney may go to the NRA event, we know that her money and her support has gone to Planned Parenthood.

We also know that Mitt Romney has been a gun control advocate and no friend of the Second Amendment.

Phil Byler on April 6, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Give me the pink and white, all tricked out, Barbie-themed AR15. Ay yay yay, it even had feathers. It don’t get no better than this!

jclittlep on April 6, 2012 at 4:53 PM