Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney sat down with the Daily Caller‘s Chris W. Cox in a one-on-one interview. Governor Romney stated that he agrees with the Supreme Court that the Second Amendment guarantees citizens’ individual rights to own and use firearms for all lawful purposes, including self-defense.
“Cox: Would you support legislation to provide national reciprocity for Right-to-Carry permit holders so that they can protect themselves when they’re traveling outside their home states?
Gov. Romney: Absolutely. Fundamental rights don’t disappear when we cross state borders, and self-defense is a fundamental right.
Cox: Would you support the reimposition of a federal ban on semi-automatic firearms incorrectly called “assault weapons?”
Gov. Romney: No. I do not support any additional laws to restrict the right to keep and bear arms.”
I know Mitt has a reputation for being a flip-flopper on many issues, and some are worried that he’s only saying this kind of thing to get himself elected. But the alternative is to re-elect a Marxist. And remember, Bill Clinton won the Presidency in ’92 with 43% of the vote because people like me voted our conscience and pulled the lever for a third party candidate (Ross Perot). That was a mistake, and I’ll never do it again.
If you’re interested in reading the whole interview, click here.