Gary Johnson Remains An Attractive Pro-Gun Candidate (Bill Weld Not So Much)

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Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 12.57.34 PMWhen the NRA endorsed Donald Trump, it was rather surprising. Surprising that it happened so fast and surprising that they were so adamant about electing him in spite of his history of wanting to ban so-called “assault weapons.”

Obviously, Hillary’s extreme positions forced the NRA’s hand, but Trump is still hard to trust on guns or any issue for that matter.

It all shapes up to be a dream scenario for Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party, a dream scenario that is quickly turning into a nightmare.

From the NRA:

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As governor of Massachusetts, William Weld supported various gun control schemes, including a ban on semi-automatic firearms.  Unfortunately, and despite being the Libertarian candidate for vice president, Weld continues his anti-gun ways.

In July 2016, while NRA and other groups concerned with civil liberties were hard at work fighting legislation that would have stripped Americans of their Second Amendment rights without due process based merely on their placement on a secret government watch list, Weld expressed support for such measures.

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This is what Bill Weld has to say about so-called “assault weapons:”

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The five-shot rifle, that’s a standard military rifle. The problem is if you attach a clip to it so it can fire more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon. And those are independent criminal offenses. That’s when they become essentially a weapon of mass destruction.

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Right, if you didn’t catch that, Bill Weld has no idea of what he’s talking about. Gary Johnson has a solid record of defending our rights but you have to wonder why he is letting his VP spew such nonsense. Bill Weld sounds more liberal Democrat than Libertarian.

If Gary Johnson really wants to get in the debates he should try to woo #NeverTrump constitutional conservatives first, then focus on the getting votes from disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters later. The media won’t give Johnson any attention because polls show he is hurting Hillary more than Trump. If the media thought his candidacy would primarily hurt Trump they would be talking about how great he is all day long. The liberal media simply doesn’t want him in the debates if he is going to steal most of his votes from Hillary.

The Libertarian party has always been a strong defender of our right to bear arms and they have never had such an incredible opportunity to share their vision for America. Unfortunately for Johnson, terrible strategy and a horrible VP choice might prevent him from even getting in the debates to make his case.

 

23 COMMENTS

  1. On one of the talk shows, I heard someone say Johnson wants a carbon tax, as in watermelon communist. First time I ever heard that. Not a good position for a Libertarian, so I find it hard to believe. If Bill Weld said something like that, I could understand, since I never did like him.

  2. I like Trump, all this guy will do is help Clinton, he can’t win, but this is how Clinton can win.

    • Exactly! And that is something that ALWAYS seems to happen. Why is it that someone that hasn’t even campaigned across this country, and actually EARNED a place on the ballot, can just step up and get on?
      Just another way as you say, to take votes away from Trump and give more to Hitlery.

  3. Ditto R Darling. This is a sure way to elect Clinton, because a vote for any candidate but Trump is a vote for Clinton!!!

  4. If Johnson can’t chose a VP running mate any better than this, he isn’t qualified to be president of anything.

  5. If Johnson can’t do a better job of picking a VP candidate, I hate to think what he would do picking cabinet members and Supreme Court Justices.

  6. Johnson is a Libertarian In Name Only… as in the only way to get his name on the ballot. If he was a real libertarian he’d fire Weld and disavow his own progressive stances.

    Not a chance of either happening.

  7. Got to remember that this election is about a lot more than a president. It’s about the Supreme Court. Johnson has no chance of winning. Clinton will stack the court w/liberals that will continue to erode our freedoms. Trump has put forward 11 Judges that he would nominate for the Supreme Court if elected. They are ALL strong Constitutionalists and pro 2nd Amendment.

    Someone w/common sense solutions for jobs, the economy, is pro life, pro 2nd Amendment, pro military, pro law enforcement, and pro Constitution. That is what Trump has been talking about and that is why he is getting our vote in November.

  8. Johnson supports the hoax of global warming. He wants open borders. His support for the 2nd Amendment is a mile wide and an inch deep. Johnson is a spoiler. Just as Ross Perot elected Bill Clinton, Johnson will elect Hillary Clinton.

  9. Gary Johnson comes across as a weak individual without conviction. Libertarian? I doubt it. And Bill Weld? What could he possibly believe in other than his own ego and status among the establishment. And as pointed out, the tow only masquerade as something they are not because they are offended by Trump’s outspoken, anti-establishment manner. They both belong in the political trash heap.

  10. A vote for this guy is a waste and possibly even worse than that! Make sure hillary does not Win! Vote for Trump!

  11. LIke so many political types, Weld hasn’t the proverbial clue re that which he speaks of, or possibly he needs a news script writer, or perhaps both.

  12. Trump can possibly win. Johnson can not. hilLIARRy would mean the end of the Second Amendment and the death of the republic. It’s as simple as that. Why would you bother to write this article at all?

  13. Voting for either one of these guys is just PLAIN IDIOTICALLY. These guys would be lucky to carry their neighborhood…more like carry their laundry.
    Get serious Caleb, this has got to be one of your stupidest ideas EVER!!!

    TRUMP/Pence 2016!!!

  14. I’m retired law enforcement (44 yrs in three states).

    I am a STRONG proponent of the Second Amendment (I get your emails).

    Being retired, I still seldom leave the house without concealed carry.

    Voting for anyone other than Clinton (God forbid) or Trump, iS a vote for Clinton.

    Trump, hopefully is our next US President.

    He’s our only hope – not just for Second Amendment issues of paramount importance, but for our whole Constitutional Republic!

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