Who's the most pro-gun GOP candidate?

Who's the most pro-gun GOP candidate?

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  • US Senator Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback (Kansas)

    0 0%
  • Former US House Speaker Newton L. "Newt" Gingrich (Georgia)

    3 2.61%
  • Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. "Rudy" Giuliani (New York)

    0 0%
  • US Senator Charles T. "Chuck" Hagel (Nebraska)

    1 0.87%
  • Former Governor Michael D. "Mike" Huckabee (Arkansas)

    6 5.22%
  • Congressman Duncan L. Hunter (California)

    1 0.87%
  • Former Ambassador Alan L. Keyes (Maryland)

    0 0%
  • US Senator John S. McCain III (Arizona)

    2 1.74%
  • Congressman Ron Paul (Texas)

    35 30.43%
  • Former Governor W. Mitt Romney (Massachusetts)

    2 1.74%
  • Congressman Thomas G. "Tom" Tancredo (Colorado)

    0 0%
  • Former Tennessee US Senator Fred Dalton Thompson (Virginia)

    65 56.52%
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    Who's the most pro-gun GOP candidate?

    I only watched about 15 minutes of the GOP debate last night on Fox News in New Hampshire. I happened to be listening when, I believe it was Wendol Goler, posed the question in regard to the Virginia Tech shooting and their opinion on allowing students to carry guns for personal safety in classrooms, Giuliani got the question and in a classic political move, sidestepped the question and began talking about NYC and his improvements to crime by reducing guns.

    Anyway, it got me thinking who is most pro-gun out of the GOP candidates? It's not really a big issue on the national stage and therefore it's less heard of than for instance illegal immigration, abortion, etc.

    What says you all?


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    I'd like to know also, however I would like to point out Rule 8 for the Forum Rules

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    If this thread starts drifting away from pro-gun candidates, and goes in the direction of: Insert name here:_____________ is a dufus and we shouldn't vote for them. This thread will be locked for clean up, and may not return to public view.

    alyehoud is asking a darn good question, lets keep our posts on topic and within the forum rules.

    Looking forward to some good answers, thanks!

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    Ron Paul without a doubt... but he's even less electable than I am, unfortunately.

    Of those with a real chance of winning? Fred.
    "I am a Soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

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    Ron Paul on Gun Control
    Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms. (Nov 1996)
    Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms. (Nov 1996)
    Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
    Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
    Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
    Support the Second Amendment . (Dec 2000)
    Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)

    Fred Thompson on Gun Control
    Allowing concealed carry could have limited VA Tech massacre. (Apr 2007)
    Voted NO on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
    Voted NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
    Voted YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
    Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)


    Both Ron Paul and Fred Thompson are Gun Supporters, through and through, to the core. They both believe that a armed citizen is not a threat to public safety, but an insurance against such a threat.

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    Sometimes you never really know unless they have a verifiable record. Words mean little. But given those candidates that a chance (above that of slim and none), I'm going with Fred Thompson. Not perfect but better than most of the other likely choices.

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    Thank God Almighty!

    That Fred Thompson came out to run; My hunch on the republican ticket:

    Fred Thompson, President
    Mike Huckabee, Vice President

    or vice-versa. Pray this happens if you are a gun owner......
    "Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined". - Patrick Henry

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    I have to agree that Ron Paul is the strongest "rights" candidate out there. However I do not believe he is a candidate that will even come close. Fred Thompson is good on "rights" but not perfect, and I believe has a real shot (see my signature). The NE candidates will say they are strong on rights, but their records say otherwise.
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    My favorite wasn't on the list...

    I looked for Charlton Heston on the list but couldn't find him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post
    I looked for Charlton Heston on the list but couldn't find him.

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    Most Pro-2A: Ron Paul (my vote in this poll since it is only for the biggest 2A supporter)

    Most ELECTABLE Pro-2A: Fred Thompson (Sure sounds very pro-2A but lacks the strong Libertarian streak that makes it solid. Still he is the most electable of the bunch that is at least on our side.)

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    I'm a big Huckabee fan, but I'm also a realist. I think that my dream team is Thompson with Huckabee as veep.
    Last edited by JD; September 6th, 2007 at 12:06 PM. Reason: Removed deleted post.

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    I'm looking to give my vote to the strongest 2A supporter who I consider to be electable. Right now I'm with Fred, but that may change if Paul works his campaign right.
    Last edited by JD; September 6th, 2007 at 12:06 PM. Reason: fix quote/ JD removed delted post

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    And all ready it begins...

    In case you didn't read post #2 go back and read it now.

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    Let me have my say before this thread goes away.

    Both Thompson and Paul are Pro 2nd.
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

    ― Robert A. Heinlein,

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    For the sake of not making a newbie look bad, please keep to the thread's theme, it's too good of a thread to let go to waste!!

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