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Infographic: Obama and Romney’s Changing Positions on Gun Control

amackley Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 2:43 PM
This infographic begins with an incorrect premise. Early on it begins "And given that neither is an avid shooter.…" The 2nd amendment is not about shooting or hunting. It is about protection and defense. We have a right to defend ourselves (individually) and to defend our country from tyranny collectively. I am an avid Romney supporter, but I'm not certain Romney sees this discrepancy. His rhetoric does not indicate a belief in the core purpose of the 2nd amendment. I'm not a raving gun slinger. I hadn't even shot my own gun for about 30 years. Recently, my boy wanted to start learning so I've pulled them out. But I don't keep a gun or guns for hunting. I keep them because of the 2nd amendment. Maybe I'll also go hunting.

So how much -- and to what extent -- have President Obama and Governor Romney altered their positions on the critical issue of gun control? Well, courtesy of, the following visual sheds some light on that important question, tracing each candidate’s “evolution” -- through their own words and actions -- over the course of their respective political careers. The visual also reminds us, too, why re-electing Barack Obama could be calamitous for Second Amendment advocates. In short, because the next president of the United States will almost certainly nominate at least one Supreme Court justice to the high court,...