“… “As the Supreme Court has recently reaffirmed, the Second Amendment protects a basic and fundamental individual right—the right to bear arms,” said Mitt Romney. “And it is the NRA that protects the Second Amendment. I am proud to have their support for my candidacy, and when I am president, I will do all in my power to defend and protect the right of all law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms.” …”
This was hardly unexpected and not everyone is happy about it. At least they appear to have learned something from their endorsement of John McCain in that they make it clear that they are concerned about the future makeup of the Supreme Court:
“… Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will protect our Right to Keep and Bear Arms by appointing Supreme Court justices who will uphold the rulings in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago – two landmark cases which held that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms for all law-abiding Americans …”
While clearly all members won’t like this, at least they will understand it. NRA isn’t trying to make Romney himself into a great hero of the 2A, which is what they tried to do with McCain, and that is what pissed so many people off because it was such blatant bullshit.