So, Mitt Romney, How DO You Define Self-Defense?

Via Bruce at No Looking Backwards comes a reply from Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, to a letter from Red’s Trading Post — the Idaho gun shop that’s more or less under siege by the ATF — asking Mr. Romney about his stance on our right to effective self-defense, also known as the Right to Keep And Bear Arms. Mr. Romney’s response:

I firmly believe in the importance of responsible gun ownership and sales. As a member of the National Rifle Association, I do not believe that we need any more federal gun control laws. I also recognize that some types of extreme weapons, those which were not meant for hunting, sport, or self-defense, have no business being on the streets.

I have to wonder, just exactly how Romney defines self-defense. How about, say, the Jews at the Warsaw Ghetto? What did he think they were doing? Or how about the Korean shopkeepers during the L.A. riots of 1992, what did he think they were doing? I love how these politicians say they’re for owning defensive arms and in the next breath more or less advocate bans on certain defensive arms…wait, no, I don’t love that. I hate it and think it’s absolutely infuriating that said politicians never, ever get called out on such a crystal-clear contradiction. Why do these mooks continually insist on insulting our intelligence like that?


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