In a sense, you are correct. To fight the unwashed barbarians, you have to get down and dirty. I felt the same thing during the campaigning. But at the same time, Mitt Romney did what he felt best at the time. Do not think that his advisors and he did not discuss this very issue. I am almost certain that they determined that if they brought guns to the fight the liberal media would have crucified them whiie giving a pass to Obama's use of guns. It was a dangd if you do and dangd if you don't. They made the best choice they could with a lot more inside information and research than you have. so give him a break.