On guns, Obama and Romney hard to pin down
Presidential candidates seen as conflicted
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney have supported assault weapons bans during their political careers but, today, the presidential candidates appear more friendly toward Second Amendment advocates. Longtime observers say that if Romney and Obama’s gun policy records appear similar, their true feelings are not. They describe Romney as personally disengaged but politically strategic when it comes to gun issues. Obama, meanwhile, “has always been anti-gun,” according to Valinda Rowe, a spokeswoman for IllinoisCarry.