Wait is that Jeb Bush?
In his 1994 US Senate run, Romney backed two gun-control measures strongly opposed by the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups: the Brady Bill, which imposed a five-day waiting period on gun sales, and a ban on certain assault weapons.
"That's not going to make me the hero of the NRA," Romney told the Boston Herald in 1994.
At another campaign stop that year, he told reporters: "I don't line up with the NRA."
Romney maintains his position on the assault weapons ban today, but had kinder words for the NRA as he campaigned with their top members at a Florida gun show.
Chuck Todd of the Hotline interviewed top NRA officials who were unconcerned by Mitt's background. Todd wrote that these positions could matter more to those in the media than those in the trenches.
Romney is not alone amongst the Big 3 as a candidate with issues that hurt them with the gun community. On the issue of campaign finance reform and the gun show loophole, McCain found himself at odds with the NRA. McCain did oppose the Brady Bill. Giuliani said in 2000 that all gun owners should have to pass a written test, one of many statements that distances him from the good folks at the National Rifle Association.
We'll have a line-change in the morning.