Friday, April 20, 2007

McCain Of Late

Would have had a much more solid with the conservative and libertarian elements in the Republican party had he consistently displayed this type of common sense over the last few years.

When asked about the VT shootings Senator McCain recently backed 2nd Amendment rights :

We have to look at what happened here, but it doesn't change my views on the Second Amendment, except to make sure that these kinds of weapons don't fall into the hands of bad people," McCain said Monday in response to a question.
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I do believe in the constitutional right that everyone has, in the Second Amendment to the Constitution, to carry a weapon," he said. "Obviously we have to keep guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens.
And add to this sudden attack of common sense the following where he sings bomb Iran to the bune of the Beach Boy's Barbara Ann when asked what should be done about Iran and its nuclear weapons program.



Of course I am unconvinced by this sudden turn to the right. Between trying to outlaw individual personal sales of firearms and the "gun show loophole" and his stance on eliminating free speech (McCain Feingold) behavior this sudden turn does not eliminate the doubt on where he stands created by his behavior in the past.

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