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Flop-flop alert: Charlie Crist reverses course on gun control, now backs it

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who throughout his long political career has been staunchly pro-gun rights, said Wednesday that after the Connecticut school slayings, he now backs controls.

He expressed support for a renewed assault weapons ban, a size limit on ammunition clips and tougher background checks.

“We need to have some restrictions, that’s pretty obvious to most people,” Crist told the Tampa Bay Times prior to testifying before a Senate panel on voting laws. “What do you need a 30-clip magazine for?

“Not to go hunting deer. I can tell you that because I hunt deer.”

Crist recently became a Democrat and is considering a challenge to Gov. Rick Scott, who long has favored gun rights. Scott has refused to comment on gun measures after the Connecticut shootings, saying it is too early to debate.

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Big Voice


If you know anything about guns. If you know anything about hunting with guns. You know it is not a "clip magazine" You don't hunt deer, you are a deer hunter. Hey Charlie want to know why you use a 30 round magazine? When you are at the range you don't have to reload them as often and your fingers are not raw from pressing them in over and over again.

Flip Flopper does not describe this guy. Pond Scum is more like it.

“What do you need a 30-clip magazine for?
“Not to go hunting deer. I can tell you that because I hunt deer.” Charlie Crist

John N Florida

20 bodies less than 10 years of age can usually make ANY sane person reflect on their position.
Big Voice, I suggest you send your comment about your poor wittle fingers to the Editor in Newtown, CT.
Maybe they can supply an answer you can live with.


It is absolutely shameful that you call Crist out for a "flip flop" when numerous other "pro gun" Democrats and even Republicans have said they support an Assault Weapons Ban.

Shame on any Democrat who calls Crist a flip flopper for this. Anyone who states anything like that is an embarrassment to the party.

Crist is doing what is sensible and right. Which is what the Democrats are pushing for. I guess Joe Scarborough is a flip flopper, too!

What a bunch of hacks you people are. Tisk, tisk.

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