Libertarian Party no longer libertarian
Kit Daniels - SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 593 Comments
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The Libertarian Party is running an anti-gun candidate for vice president, the NRA warned.
“As governor of Massachusetts, William Weld supported various gun control schemes, including a ban on semi-automatic firearms,” the NRA confirmed. “Unfortunately, and despite being the Libertarian candidate for vice president, Weld continues his anti-gun ways.”
Weld recently confirmed his anti-gun stance – and his ignorance on guns in general.
“The five-shot rifle, that’s a standard military rifle; the problem is if you attach a clip to it so it can fire more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon,” Weld said during a Revolt.tv interview in August. “And those are independent criminal offenses.”
“That’s when they become essentially a weapon of mass destruction.”
He also attacked AR-15 owners, the NRA revealed.
“Weld went on to suggest to the interviewer that both handguns and AR-15s are a ‘problem,’ stating, ‘The problem with handguns is probably even worse than the problem of the AR-15,’” the NRA added. “This latest episode reveals that when pressed on firearms issues, despite any assurances he has given to voters, Weld’s political instincts are to abandon gun owners and embrace gun control.”
Weld’s partner on the LP ticket, Gary Johnson, also holds numerous anti-libertarian views, including support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.