Romney is hardly a consistent Second Amendment defender, or a lifelong sportsman, or a longtime gun owner. But that’s not the worst part. The worst part is that he pretends to be all these things, —pandering shamelessly to voters just as he does on every issue under the sun.
When Romney against Ted Kennedy ran for Senate in Massachusetts on a platform of gun-control measures like the Brady Bill and assault-weapons ban, he asserted, “I don’t line up with the NRA.”…
Romney has also been caught lying about his hunting experience and guns. “I’ve been a hunter pretty much all my life” he pandered in 2007, making the awkward claim that he hunts “small varmints.” What Romney neglected to mention is that he’d hunted only twice: First as a 15-year-old shooting rabbits, and then 45 years later, when he went quail hunting with some political donors.
The Romney campaign admitted a few months ago that its candidate bought two shotguns in the past five years – but not before he falsely claimed to be a gun owner. “Leave it to Mitt Romney, “ the Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi wrote, “to shoot himself in the foot with a gun he doesn’t own.”