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I didn't see this posted... From foxnews.com

LEBANON, N.H. — Republican presidential front-runner Rudy Giuliani is leaving the door open to allowing the blind and physically disabled to carry guns.

During a town hall meeting in northwestern New Hampshire Tuesday night, Giuliani told a former police officer blinded in the line of duty and concerned about the former New York City mayor's stance on guns, "You don't have to worry."

"You have a constitutional right, that is protected, to bear and carry arms. It is the Second Amendment," Giuliani told about 200 attendees in a high school gymnasium in Lebanon. "If someone disagrees with that, you have to get the Constitution changed."

He added that he believes in only three restrictions for those wishing to exercise their Second Amendment right — a previous criminal record, a history of mental instability and an age requirement.

Kenyon Tuthill, 61, who served as a Suffolk County, N.H., police officer until his injury, told FOX News that he was satisfied with Giuliani's answer.

During his two terms as mayor, Giuliani supported strict gun laws at both the local and national level and advocated the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. But as a presidential candidate, he vows to protect Second Amendment rights at the federal level allowing state and local authorities to determine their own "reasonable" restrictions.

New Hampshire, the Live Free Or Die State, is known for its limited gun-control laws, including no waiting period for purchases, no background checks for buyers of rifles and shotguns and no restrictions on children under 18 possessing firearms, according to the Brady Campaign, a gun-control advocacy group.

But the rural state with lots of sportsmen and a high rate of gun ownership annually has fewer than 100 total murders, including non-gun crimes, and Second Amendment rights are hugely important to constituents of both parties.

New Hampshire allows the blind to possess firearms, Tuthill said.
 

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He's a politician and his lips were probably moving. I find it hard to trust anybody in politics from the Northeastern part of the US and most of the politicians from every other place as well. All they care about is telling you what you want to hear, not what they believe in. Once in office, then you get to see the real "man". The only one that I like so far and he doesn't stand a chance but he is getting more attention all the time is Ron Paul. At least the message he has been sending over the last 15+ years is the same. Take care of Americans FIRST, bring home our military- we aren't the worlds police, and get away from being dependent on other countrys for our energy and resourses. Too simple for it to be believable. Too simple for a politician. I just sounds crazy for a politician to talk like that but he is getting more media coverage. I read where he could be a prime candidate for a Romney/Paul ticket. Guiliani, no thanks.
 
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Well, his statements there sound nothing like the Giuliani that was "cleaning up" New York. I'm sure Giuliani has some advisors whispering in his ear that he can't take the stand he took in New York and be elected at the national level.

I may get blasted for this statement, but I give a lot of credit to the NRA for making 2A an issue in every election and keeping it in the thoughts of the politicians and their advisors.
 
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Sorry, but Rudi's version of "the right to keep and bear arms" has a spelling error in it.

He thinks it says "the right to keep and bare arms" which means you can wear short-sleeve shirts in public.
 

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Guiliani has been talking out of both sides of his mouth on the gun issue since day one. I don't trust him any further than I can spit. Look at how both Regan and Bush Sr. rammed it to us, and Bush Sr. was a card carrying NRA member until he denounced in on national television. Regan gave us the infamous full auto ban and Bush Sr. the import ban. God only knows what surprises Guiliani has waiting for us. It's getting more and more difficult to distinguish the differences between Republicans and Democrats on Second Amendment issues. Bill T.
 

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collector14 said:
I may get blasted for this statement, but I give a lot of credit to the NRA for making 2A an issue in every election and keeping it in the thoughts of the politicians and their advisors.
I actually agree with that statement -- EMPHATICALLY! The NRA catches crap all the time from gun owners, but they have accomplished more (and are feared more) than any other org that I can name. And I'm either a member of or affiliated with about five others.

This is going to be another election where I'm going to have to hold my nose and vote republican. None of the candidates do a dang thing for me BUT one look at the other side of the room should convince us that staying home is NOT an option!
 
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If you want to know Guiliani's position on guns, then you need to look at what he did in NY....... Nuff said? -r-
 

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Well, maybe, maybe not. He did a fairly good job of explaining his objection to the line item veto, which he successfully challenged Clinton on. As a mayor, he didn't want the president to be able to just strike from the budget any appropriations for NY, without vetoing an entire bill. As he said, however, as president he said he'd want the LIV as a tool to help to balance a budget.

As mayor of NYC, where it seemed that only the pukes had guns, he had to take one tack. As president (he says) he'd take another. It's called "Situational Leadership".

I don't know if he can be trusted. I don't know if any of the Repub candidates can. But I damn sure know that the clowns on the other side cannot.
 
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RUDI IS AN A$$HOLE!!!!

DON'T BELIEVE HIM!!!!!!
 

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Why thank you for that intelligent, well thought-out opinion.
 
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If you want to know Guiliani's position on guns, then you need to look at what he did in NY....... Nuff said? -r-
I lived in NY city during the entire Rudy administration. What applied to NYC during that time frame doesn't apply on a national level. Do I believe what he is saying now... not necessarily, but I would not automatically write it off as lies.
 

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I'm not particularly fond of Rudy's New York gun control attitude, but I do understand that he was operating in an enviorment that is packed with liberals and to stay in office I suppose he had to play along. His leadership qualities appear to be very good.

I prefer to support the more conservative of the candidates, Fred Thompson at this stage. But we will see how it all shakes out as we get closer to election time.

The success of any of the current Democratic candidates will insure a link up with a socialist anti-gun Congress that in my opinion would be the end of gun ownership as we know it today. They have made their views clear about their anti-firearm agenda.
 
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