Just call him pro-2nd Amendment Rudy
From the New York Post:
The Republican leading Rudy Giuliani's New Hampshire campaign said he thinks the 2008 presidential hopeful will be an "easy sell" - and that the ex-mayor "satisfied" him that he won't support federal assault-weapons bans, as he has in the past.As mayor, Rudy did what he had to do to achieve safety and security in a city that was filled with dangerous criminals and illegal weapons. Rudy's stewardship has unfortunately been twisted into a false anti-Second Amendment stance by opponents of the Mayor. But now we're seeing Rudy's true position on the issue. Rudy's belief that no new federal gun laws are needed is a mainstream conservative position shared by most Republicans. Just one more piece of evidence that Rudy isn't just a Republican, but a conservative.
"I'm satisfied that he believes there's no need for any additional gun laws, that's for sure," Wayne Semprini told The Post yesterday.
As mayor, Giuliani supported the federal ban - which expired in 2004 - and other gun-control programs.
Semprini, who lives in a state where the right to bear arms is a major issue, said, "The context that I took to his approach to guns is . . . he was running the largest city in the country, where there were upwards to 2 million illegal guns floating around in that city, and he wanted to get the crime situation under control."
Giuliani's top adviser, Anthony Carbonetti, insisted the ex-mayor's "position on this has not changed.
"People understand that Rudy had a commitment to protect New York against crime. That has no impact on hunting or gaming."