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  •  Schweitzer's gun control position is similar (0+ / 0-)

    to Howard Dean's.  VT and MT, both rural states, have low gun homicide rates.

    However as Dean ran for Prez, he came out in support of the assault weapons ban -- http://www.ontheissues.org/...

    Schweitzer as MT Gov, opposed the reinstatement of the assualt weapons ban -- http://twg2a.wordpress.com/... -- and this was after Newton, CT massacre.  That position works for MT, but if he wants to run for Prez, he will have to adopt Howard Dean's old position on guns or something similar.  What works in MT doesn't work elsewhere.  

    If he runs for MT US Senate seat, he'll most likely keep his current position on gun control; else he'd get hammered by the Rethugs and pro-gun groups.  

    It will be interesting to see how he handles this issue.  He'll need to be converted to the gun safety meme if he wants to run for Prez.

    I still love this guy because he knows how to fight the Righties and like with fossil and renewable fuels, he can be open minded.

    I'm no fan of Corporatist Cuomo.  He may support gun safety, but he'd sell out the average working American if it suits him.  Schweitzer may opposed the assault weapons ban right now, but he fought for single payer and drug re importation.  He distrusts "Copper Kings" and Wall Street.  The banksters proved that they could ruin this nation without firing a gun.  Cuomo goes to bed with these crooks.

    ...wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows -- Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

    by PaganVoter on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 06:42:43 AM PST

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