BigNews.Biz - Apr 14,2012 - Jim Gilmore: Mitt Romney Will Defend the Second Amendment
Former Virginia Governor and current member of the NRA Board of Directors Jim Gilmore made the following statement on Mitt Romney’s record of supporting the Second Amendment:
“Mitt Romney has always been a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and will continue to be an advocate for gun owners as president. He understands that the Second Amendment is a basic American freedom and his record proves this. As Governor, he supported legislation supported by gun owners that reformed Massachusetts’ onerous gun laws. President Obama has promoted policies that limit Americans’ Second Amendment right, and it is critical that we work together to defeat him in November as he will undoubtedly pursue even more aggressive anti-gun policies if reelected. I urge gun owners who want an ally in the White House to support Mitt Romney this November.”
Mitt is not a career politician. He has spent most of his life in the private sector, giving him intimate knowledge of how our economy works. But he has also been an outstanding public servant. In one chapter of his distinguished career, he reversed the decline of a state mired in recession. In another chapter, he salvaged the 2002 Winter Olympic Games from certain disaster.
When Mitt was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, the state was in severe disarray, its budget was out of balance, spending was soaring, and taxpayers were being required to pay more and more in taxes for diminishing services. The state economy was in a tailspin, with businesses cutting back on investment or even closing and unemployment ticking up. Mitt made hard decisions that brought state spending under control. He restructured and consolidated government programs, paring back where necessary and finding efficiencies throughout