Bush Administration "Pretending" to be Anti-Gun?

When the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was due to sunset, Bush explained that he was in favor of the ban and that if the Congress passed a renewal of the bill, he would sign it.

I asked my pro-Gun Republican friends what they thought about that, and the consensus was that – for political reasons – Bush had to “pretend” to support the ban when in fact he did not.  Of course that was the most naive view, Bush apologists had all sorts of excuses at the time.

Of course, it could have been that he genuinely was in favor of the ban because he sees the 2nd Amendment protections as problematic in a Constitution that he described as “a goddamned piece of paper“.

Now the Bush Justice Department has filed a brief supporting Washington DC’s unconstitutional gun ban.

Let’s see what the Bush apologists have to say for themselves now.

The favorite candidate of  pro-Constitution gun groups such as the Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is clear.  They favor Ron Paul because his message of liberty and protection of Constitutional freedoms is consistent and strong.

Aside from Congressman Paul, most of the Democrat and GOP field seems to think that the 2nd Amendment has something to do with hunting.  When they view guns as overkill for sporting purposes, they seem to fall in line with Jim Zumbo on the issue.  Let’s hope that like Zumbo, they experience an intervention that gives them some time to think about the ramifications of their unconstitutional positions before, like Bush, they are swept into office for fear of the leftist in the race.

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