Person running for political office going huntin’
Dressed in blaze orange with a baseball cap stitched with the letters “NRA,” Santorum told reporters after bagging at least four birds: “I make the argument that there’s nobody who’s done more for the Second Amendment and been stronger on that issue than I have.”
More specifically, the former Pennsylvania senator warned that reelecting President Obama next fall could weaken gun rights. He cited the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the 2008 Heller case that struck down portions of the District of Columbia’s strict gun control laws.
Look, Santorum is rock solid on the 2nd Amendment, and he made an appearance at the NRA con when it was in his home town of Pittsburgh. Still I must say there is a bit of a stigma with a politician going after game animals in blaze-orange with a multi-thousand dollar over/under.
And let’s face it Nobody is BANNING hunting (nor is there much call to ban O/U Shotguns, and Bolt-action rifles) even in New Jersey they’re hunting bears and deer every year, and really the big political threat to hunting is land closure which going out and stomping around isn’t going to prove anything, unless you’re stomping around on land the establishment candidate is planning on closing.
Also just about every President we’ve had in ages loves golf, but we don’t see candidates picking up the golf clubs…that’s their hobby for their down time, same goes for hunting.
If you want to pander to us get behind a suppressed post-86 Machine Gun and bitch about how stupid the laws are on THOSE guns. Or be like Rick Perry and actually CARRY gun.
I will also take this moment that while Santorum is rock-solid on gun freedom, he’s damn lousy on who you sleep with, and what you put in your body, and if you identify as Homosexual, he fucking hates you.
Sorry Rick, I never liked you, and I’m not starting now.
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