Huntsman Walks Back Assault Weapons Ban Flub

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 09, 2011 9:34 AM
Huntsman Walks Back Assault Weapons Ban Flub
Republican Jon Huntsman, looking more like a full-fledged presidential candidate every day, has "corrected" a statement he made during a Wednesday radio interview that he would not veto an assault weapons ban if such a bill was sent to him by Congress.

The former Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama said without hesitation during an extensive interview with conservative radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt that he would not veto legislation to ban assault weapons. Huntsman later emailed Hewitt to correct the record, saying he misunderstood the question. Hewitt posted a transcript of the interview and Huntsman's subsequent email on his website, HughHewitt.com.