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September 22, 2007

Giuliani's Speech at NRA Doesn't Reassure Skeptics

Here is Giuliani at his most phony, trying to convince the powerful NRA that it is all a big misunderstanding. He is really not anti-gun, that was then this is now. The former NYC Mayor has become a born-again Conservative, or at least that is what he should argue. It worked for Bush, when he insisted he was a born-again Christian. Rudy: you might want to also show plenty of videos of you shooting a gun, not your mouth. And don't accidentally shoot a friend, maybe an illegal alien trying to get away:
Rudolph W. Giuliani yesterday sought to persuade members of the National Rifle Association to look past his lengthy record of pushing for tougher gun control by saying that his views on this issue had been changed by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The attacks on New York and the Pentagon put "a whole different emphasis on the things America needs to do to protect itself, and maybe even a renewed emphasis on the Second Amendment," Giuliani told the roughly 500 NRA members gathered at a Washington hotel.

Huh?! What does 9-11 have to do with your views on gun control? That is the biggest bs I've ever heard from a politician, with the exception of Bill Clinton.

Dancing on the head of a needle:
While never expressly repudiating his stance on gun control, he sought repeatedly to assure the audience that he would not seek to place new limits on gun ownership, saying that "law enforcement should focus on enforcing the laws that exist on the books as opposed to passing new extensions of laws."

Giuliani acknowledged that his record put him at odds with the NRA -- whose members he once likened to "extremists" -- but pledged that he would uphold the Second Amendment, which he said clearly supports the right to bear arms. He said his clampdown on guns in New York was needed to reduce crime and was focused only on criminals, and he added that he would carry the same philosophy into the White House.

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