Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Why Giuliani Will Be Out OfThe Running

I will be surprised if Rudy Giuliani makes it through the Republican primaries.

While I do not doubt he was an outstanding executive for an East coast Liberal city, those center and to the right in the Republican party will take great issue with his stances, most notably on Gun Control.

Alphecca has the case down cold:

In 1993, Giuliani met with then-President Clinton to discuss national gun registration and supported the Brady bill, which had recently passed, but Rudy argued that it didn’t go far enough. Clinton, largely crediting Giuliani for the idea, enthusiastically sent Atty. Gen. Janet Reno off to develop a gun-licensing and registration system.

In May 1994, as the battle over the ban on certain semi-automatic firearms reached its height, Giuliani threw his support behind the ban. On the eve of the final vote, he noted that so-called assault weapons “have no legitimate purpose.” When the ban passed, Giuliani commented that “this is an important step toward curtailing the indiscriminate proliferation of guns across the nation.”

Go read the whole thing.

1 comment:

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

The gun and abortion stances of Rudy are both deal breakers for me.