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FRED THOMPSON’S CONSISTENT CONSERVATIVE RECORD • • • • • • • • •
On Abortion/Protecting Life 100% pro-life voting record in the Senate. Voted against a resolution reaffirming Roe V. Wade. Voted to ban partial birth abortions. Voted to ban abortions on military bases and facilities. Voted for Mexico City Policy to deny federal funding for pro-abortion international organizations. Voted for “Child Custody Protection Act” to stop the transport of minors across state lines for abortion. Opposed federal funding for abortions in federal health plans and Medicaid. Voted to ban human cloning. Voted to ban physician-assisted suicide.
On The Family Voted for the 1996 “Defense of Marriage Act” to define marriage as between one man and one woman and to protect states from being forced to recognize same sex marriages performed in other states.
Earned “A” rating from the NRA. Voted against mandatory gun show background checks. Opposed bans on a variety of ammunition. Supported liability protections for gun owners. Opposed mandatory trigger lock requirements.
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Voted for medical savings accounts and to make health insurance portable. Supported increasing the deductibility of health insurance premiums. Supporting making private long-term care insurance tax deductible. Supported passage of legislation that included legal protections for patients and tax provisions to increase access to health insurance.
Voted for legal (“Immigration Control and Financial Responsibility Act”) and illegal (“Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act”) immigration reform bills in 1996. o Limit public benefits to legal and illegal immigrants, including welfare. o Stop sanctuary cities from prohibiting the reporting of illegal immigrants seeking services. Was one of only 20 Senators to vote to repeal the ban on the search of open fields by INS officials. Voted for the “Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act” in 2001.
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On National Defense/National Security Voted for national missile defense. Voted against Democratic assaults on military spending. Introduced the “China Nonproliferation Act” to stop WMD proliferation. Offered amendment to China trade legislation for sanctions on countries that traffic WMDs and their related technologies. Cosponsored “Comprehensive Iran Sanctions Act” and “Iran Missile Proliferation Sanctions Act.” Introduced “Accountability to Congress for Nuclear Transfers to North Korea Act of 2000.” Served as Republican floor manager on “Homeland Security Act of 2002” to create the Department of Homeland Security. Supported passage of the PATRIOT Act in 2001. Led enactment of two information security bills in the Senate: Government Information Security Reform Act (GISRA) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Served on Senate Intelligence Committee, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, and the State Department’s International Security Advisory Board.
On Social Security Cosponsor of “21st Century Retirement Act” to create personal savings accounts. Cosponsored legislation and voted to protect Social Security surplus. Voted to allow individuals to deduct Social Security payroll tax from income tax. Cosponsored legislation to repeal 1993 income tax increase on Social Security benefits. Cosponsored legislation to prohibit Congress from using Social Security to balance the budget.
On Taxes Supported 4 major tax cuts signed into law: o 1996 “Small Business Job Protection Act” o 1997 “Taxpayers Relief Act” o 2001 “Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act” o 2002 “Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act” Also supported 1999 tax cut bill that President Clinton vetoed. Voted to reduce Marriage Penalty and eliminate Death Tax. Voted to require a supermajority vote in Congress to raise taxes. Introduced legislation to repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax. Cosponsored legislation to reduce individual capital gains tax rates. Cosponsored legislation to abolish federal tax code and replace it with a simpler and fairer system.
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On Education Voted to establish D.C. school voucher program. Cosponsored “Education Flexibility Partnership Act” to give states more control over federal funding. Supported creation of Education Savings Accounts.
On Energy Supported passage of comprehensive energy reform legislation in 2001. Supported oil and natural gas exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Opposed an increase in federally-mandated CAFE standards for automobiles. Supported expanded use of nuclear power. Cosponsored clean coal technology legislation.
On Federalism Supported legal reform measures with significant interstate nexus. o Product Liability Reform Measures. o Securities litigation reform legislation; voted to override Clinton’s veto. o “Y2K Readiness and Responsibility Act” Conference Report. o Republican “Patients’ Bill of Rights Plus Act” in 1999. Introduced and passed measure rejecting Clinton’s repeal of President Reagan’s federalism Executive Order. Introduced “Federalism Accountability Act” to restrain the exercise of federal power.
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On “Government At The Brink” As Chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, authored “Government at the Brink” o Exposed $220 billion in waste, fraud, and abuse, including $20 billion in improper Medicare, Food Stamps, and Disability Insurance payments. o Paul Light, a New York University professor and leading expert on government said, “I consider him to be one of the most dedicated overseers of the executive branch of the last 25 years.”
On Government Reform – Accountability and Spending Led investigation into campaign finance violations from 1996 election. Cosponsored “Congressional Accountability Act,” to make Congress live under the laws it passes. Fought to grant permanent law enforcement authority to Inspectors General, which was included in the Homeland Security Act. Introduced “Regulatory Improvement Act” to require a cost-benefit analysis of regulations. Passed “Regulatory Right-To-Know Act” to require an accounting of the costs of regulations. Cosponsored a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. Voted to give the President line-item veto authority. Cosponsored “Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.” Leader in effort to eliminate corporate “pork.”
On Government Reform – Early Years Minority Counsel on Senate Watergate Committee. In 1973, at the age of 30, Fred Thompson served as the minority counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee. Marie Ragghianti’s Tennessee Pardon Case. In 1977, Fred Thompson took on the case of Marie Ragghianti, who had been fired from her position as chairman of the Tennessee Parole Board during the administration of Gov. Ray Blanton. Thompson confirmed that her firing was due to her refusal to release from prison felons who had bribed Blanton aides to buy their freedom. In July 1978, a jury found that Gov. Blanton had fired her “arbitrarily and capriciously” and ordered her reinstatement with back pay. Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committees. Fred Thompson served as special counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1980 and the Senate Intelligence Committee in 1982, where he led the Committee’s probe, under Senator Goldwater, into CIA director Bill Casey’s past business practices.
Where Are They On The Issues That Matter Most To Your Family?
Fred Thompson Has A “Demonstrated Record Of Supporting Human Life” And A 100% Pro-Life Voting Record “We look for a demonstrated record of supporting human life, and Fred Thompson certainly has that record,” said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life. (Tennessean, 6/10/07 )
Opposes Taxpayer Funding For Abortions And Supports Overturning Roe V. Wade
Rudy Giuliani Is Vocally Pro-Choice
Mitt Romney Was Proudly Pro-Choice Until 2005
Huckabee Believed That Abortion Decisions Are Best Made By States
“In the spirit of federalism, the proposed GOP “I believe abortion should be safe and legal in this revision [to the platform] also would replace the country.” (New York Times , 10/26/94) “I'm pro-choice.” (CNN Inside Politics, 12/2/99) abortion amendment with a statement saying the “Mitt has always been consistent in his pro-choice Giuliani: "He's [Mayor Dinkins] pro-choice. I'm proissue should be left up to the individual state position.” (Boston Globe , 9/8/94) choice. No difference. Then, he claims that he legislatures ...‘That's exactly what we have looked for, “‘My position has been the same throughout my doesn't know where I stand. That's a damn lie. I'm and if it's left up to the states, more of them are going political career,’ Romney said. He said he would pro-choice and he knows it.” (Abortion Report , 11/3/89) strongly defend Massachusetts’ abortion rights laws.” to put some restrictions on abortion,’ Arkansas Lt. (Boston Globe , 10/30/02) Gov. Mike Huckabee said.” (Washington Times , 2/12/95)
Supported Taxpayer Funding For Abortions And Upholding Roe V. Wade
Supported Roe V. Wade And Federal Legislation To Codify Roe Decision
Established A Private Fund To Pay For Abortions For Medicaid Recipients
“When asked directly Wednesday if he still supported “I think Roe vs. Wade was bad law and bad medical the use of public funding for abortions, Giuliani said “...Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we “The Governor, a Republican, said yesterday that science. And the way to address that is through good ‘Yes…If it would deprive someone of a constitutional should sustain and support it, and I sustain and private donations would finance abortions requested judges.” ("Fox News Sunday," 3/11/07) right,’ he explained, ‘If that's the status of the law, support that law and the right of a woman to make by Medicaid-eligible victims of rape or incest until Votes Against Public Funding: S. 1357, Roll Call Vote #539, yes.’” (CNN’s Political Ticker, 4/5/07) that choice” (NY Times , 10/26/94) 1998, when Arkansas voters would decide whether to Motion to waive CBA rejected 55-44: R 46-7, D 9-37, October 27, 1995, “Romney has said he would support the Freedom of "Since August, he has said that he would oppose Thompson voted Yea; S. 1357, Roll Call Vote #542, Motion to instruct amend the state constitution to bring it into harmony conferees agreed to 56-43: R 46-7, D 10-36, October 27, 1995, Thompson making abortion illegal and that he would support Choice Act if it simply codified the Supreme Court's Roe v. with Federal law.“ (New York Times , 8/14/96) voted Yea; HR 1868, CQ Vote #561: Motion agreed to 53-44: R 12-40; D 41-4, Wade ruling on abortion...” (Boston Globe , 9/10/94) public financing of abortions for poor women.” (New November 1, 1995, Thompson voted Nay York Times , 10/11/89)
Voted Multiple Times To Ban Partial-Birth Abortions S. 1692, CQ Vote #340: Motion agreed to 63-34: R 49-3; D 14-31, October 21, 1999, Thompson voted Yea; HR 1112, CQ Vote #71: Bill passed 64-36: R 51-4; D 13-32, May 20, 1997, Thompson voted Yea; HR 1833, CQ Vote #301: Motion overrule presidential veto rejected 58-40: R 46-5; D 12-35, September 26, 1996, Thompson voted Yea; HR 1833, CQ Vote #596: Bill passed 54-44: R 45-8; D 936, December 7, 1995, Thompson voted Yea
Supported Clinton's Veto Of PartialBirth Abortion Ban
Supported Legalization Of RU-486, Abortion-Inducing Drug
Declined To Take A Position On Embryonic Stem Cell Research
WOLF BLITZER: “If you were in the Senate and he “GOP Senate hopeful W. Mitt Romney, who vetoed, once again, the so-called partial-birth abortion has been accused of waffling on abortion, came “Gov. Mike Huckabee usually doesn't mince words when it procedure, you would vote against sustaining that comes to opposing abortion, but he didn't say Friday down more firmly in the abortion rights camp against the—in favor of the veto in other words, you whether he agrees with President Bush's decision to allow would support the president on that?” GIULIANI: yesterday, voicing support for the RU-486 limited embryonic stem-cell research.” (Arkansas Democrat“Yes. I said then that I support him, so I have no reason 'morning after' abortion pill and a bill to ensure Gazette , 8/11/01) to change my mind about it.” (CNN's "Late Edition with clinic access…” (Boston Herald , 5/19/94) Wolf Blitzer," 2/6/00)
Supports Protecting Traditional Marriage
Signed Into Law Domestic Partnership Rights
Vowed To Be Better Than Ted Kennedy On Gay And Lesbian Issues
Opposed A School Choice Voucher Program To Give Parents More Control
“You know, marriage is between a man and a woman, “As Mayor Rudolph Giuliani signed a bill yesterday “...as we seek to establish full equality for America's “Governor Huckabee is on record opposing the most and I don't believe judges ought to come along and granting domestic partners many of the same rights gay and lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective important element of genuine school choice change that.” (“FOX News Sunday,” 3/1/07) and benefits as married couples…” (Newsday , 7/8/98) leadership than my opponent.” (Boston Globe , 10/17/94) voucher programs” (Club for Growth White Paper)
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Who Will Make The Federal Government More Fiscally Responsible?
Fred Thompson Helped Enact Several Romney Increased a Variety of Fees in Huckabee Increased Taxes 21 Times; Major Tax Cuts Ensuring that Giuliani Opposed Republican Income Massachusetts by $500 Million; Called Increased Tax Revenue by almost $890 Tax Cut Proposal in New York Americans Keep a “Back-Door Tax Increase” Million; Increased Tax Burden by 47% More of What They Earn **Taxpayers Relief Act of 1997 (H.R. 2014, Roll Call Vote
“... Giuliani rejected his own party's candidate for governor Monday and threw his support behind embattled Democrat Mario Cuomo…The mayor had repeatedly said **Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of he was concerned that Pataki's plan to cut New York's 2001 (H.R. 1836, Roll Call Vote #170, Conference Report Agreed state income tax by 25 percent over four years might mean To 58-33: R 46-2 ; D 12-31, 5/26/01, Thompson Voted Yea) less state aid to the city even though Pataki had vowed that **Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 (H.R. it wouldn’t.” #211, Conference Report Agreed To 92-8: R 55-0; D 37-8, 7/31/97, Thompson Voted Yea)
“...he boosted fees for state services and closed so-called corporate tax loopholes in what critics call a back-door tax “...the average Arkansan's tax burden grew from $1,969 in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1997, to $2,902 in the increase.” (Associated Press , 4/17/07) fiscal year that ended June 30, 2005, including local taxes...the Department [of Finance and Administration] “Cato found that Romney increased annual state fees by counts 21 tax increases that raised collections by $883.1 $500 million as governor and proposed two corporate tax million.” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette , 10/9/07) increases totaling close to $400 million a year.” (The Hill ,
3090, Roll Call Vote #44, Conference Report Agreed To 85-9: R 471; D 38-8, 3/8/02, Thompson Voted Yea)
(Associated Press , 10/24/94)
Proven Record P R d off Supporting S i Tax T Cutting Measures in the Senate
Left Predecessor with L f P d iha Large Budget Deficit
Opposed O d Reducing R d i Federal F d l Capital Gains Taxes
Supported “...cutting income taxes for all Americans, eliminating savings and investment from taxable income, a $ 500-per-child tax credit for every working family and lowering capital gains taxes.” (Commercial Appeal , 7/31/94) Voted For Marriage Penalty Relief, To Repeal The Federal Death Tax, To Require A Supermajority Vote To Raise Taxes; Introduced Legislation To Repeal The Alternative Minimum Tax (S. 492, 107th Congress; Introduced 3/8/01); Cosponsored Legislation To Terminate The Internal Revenue Code And Replace With A Simpler, Fairer System (“Tax Code Termination Act,” S. 1673, 105th Congress, Introduced 2/25/98)
Supports Line-Item Veto Authority and a Balanced Budget Amendment to Cut Wasteful Spending
More than Spending M h Doubled D bl d State S S di and Increased State Workforce by 19%
“During Huckabee’s 10 years as governor, state spending more than doubled, from $6.6 billion “In a demonstration of that independence, Mr. to $16.1 billion in the fiscal year ending June “Mr. Giuliani left his successor, Michael R. Romney shifted on one issue tonight, saying he 30, 2006. Meanwhile, the state added about Bloomberg, with a bigger deficit than the one now opposed longstanding Republican 8,000 full-time workers to its payroll during Mr. Giuliani had to deal with when he arrived proposals to reduce the Federal tax on capital that period, according to the Bureau of in 1994.” (New York Times , 8/25/07) gains.” (New York Times , 10/28/94) Legislative Research. That’s a 19 percent increase.” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette , 10/4/07)
Filed Lawsuit to Challenge Constitutionality of Line-Item Veto; Court Ultimately Struck Down Law
Significantly Increased Corporate Taxes by $400 Million a Year
Earned Identical “D” Economic Policy Rating as Bill Clinton and Increased Sales, Income, Gas, and Tobacco Taxes
“...Joseph R. Crosby [Council on State Huckabee and Clinton earned a “D” lifetime “Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani said today that he...would file a lawsuit on Thursday challenging the Taxation]...said Romney went further than any other rating on the Cato Institute’s scorecard of governor in trying to wring more money out of To 69-31: R 50-3; D 19-28, 4/27/96, Thompson Voted Yea) constitutionality of the Presidential line-item veto.” governors. Huckabee received a “F” rating for corporations. ‘The fact remains that businesses are (NY Times , 10/16/97) his last two years in office. Cosponsored Balanced Budget Amendment paying more out of their pockets than they were. It's (http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=6724; Legislation (S.J.Res. 1, 104th Congress) and called its “On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 6-3 not simply loophole-closing.’” (Boston Globe , 10/24/05) http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=1027; Club For passage “one of the most important votes...that will margin, struck down as unconstitutional the Line “...Romney...proposed two corporate tax increases Growth, “Is Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee a Pro-Growth, be made by the Senators in this body during their Item Veto Act adopted by Congress in 1996.” (NY Economic Conservative?”; Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 5/10/03 totaling close to $400 million a year.” (The Hill, Voice , 7/15/98) careers.” (Sen. Fred Thompson, Congressional Record, 2/2/95) 3/27/07)) Voted In Favor Of Line-Item Veto Authority For The President (S. 4, Roll Call Vote #56, Conference Report Agreed
Where Are They On Securing America’s Borders?
Fred Thompson Opposed The Senate Immigration Bill That Included Amnesty “No matter how much lipstick Washington tries to slap onto this legislative pig, it’s not going to win any beauty contests. We should scrap this ‘comprehensive’ immigration bill...until the government can show the American people that we have secured the borders.” (The Fred Thompson Report, ABC Radio Network, 5/18/07)
Supported Tough Border Enforcement Measures In The Senate And Believes B rd r Security Border S rit Should Sh ld Be B A Top T p Priority Of The Federal Government
Rudy Giuliani Supported The Senate Immigration Bill Saying Its Comprehensive Approach “Makes Sense”
Mitt Romney Chided Republicans For Not Supporting The Senate Immigration Bill Saying They “Made A Big Mistake”
Mike Huckabee Defended Bush’s Immigration Plan Saying It Was Not Amnesty And That Opposition Was Driven By “Racism”
“‘I do believe some of it is driven by racism or “Mayor Giuliani is wading into the debate over America's immigration policy with the argument “…Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, has made nativism,’ he said of the opposition within his it known that he supports the President’s party to Mr. Bush's view that illegal aliens should that the comprehensive approach being pursued by the Senate is better for American security...‘I immigration position, saying that Republicans not be deported but rather fined and eventually allowed U.S. citizenship. ‘It's not amnesty to think the compromise the Senate was looking at, who have broken rank with Bush ‘made a big make people pay for breaking the law,’ Mr. mistake.’” (AP , 9/20/06) something along those lines makes sense.’” (New York Sun , 4/27/06) Huckabee said.” (Washington Times , 5/17/06)
Preserved New York City’s Sanctuary City Policy And Announced That City Wanted “To Protect” Individuals Indi id als With “Undocumented Status”
Announced He Would Be “Delighted” Supported Giving In-State Tuition And To Provide Support pp To Illegal g Taxpayer-Funded p y Scholarships p To Immigrants Seeking Legal Status Illegal Immigrants
“Immigration Control and Financial Responsibility “Another bill in the draft stages, backed by “My view is those who are here contrary to the Act of 1996” (S. 1664, Roll Call Vote #107, 5/2/96); “If you come here and you work hard and you Gov. Mike Huckabee, would make illegal aliens “Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform happen to be in an undocumented status, you're one law should seek to establish legal residence. eligible for state-funded scholarships and inAct of 2001” (H.R. 3525, Roll Call Vote #75, 4/18/02); of the people who we want in this city. You're And if they do so, I would be delighted to One of 20 senators to vote to repeal the ban on the somebody that we want to protect.” (New York Times, state tuition if they graduate from high school provide support.” 6/10/94) search of open fields by INS officials. (S. 1664, Roll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpUNVRNVk-E ) in Arkansas.” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette , 1/27/05) Call Vote #80, 4/24/96)
Has Laid Out A Comprehensive Border Security And Immigration Reform Plan, Including Cutting Off Federal Funding To Sanctuary Cities
Filed Lawsuit To Preserve New York’s During Governorship, Three Sanctuary Sanctuary City Status And To Keep Cities Operated In Massachusetts The City A Safe Haven For Illegal Under His Watch Immigrants
Opposed Plan To Prevent Illegal Immigrants From Voting Supported Public Assistance For Illegal Immigrants
"Under Thompson's plan, sanctuary cities would lose discretionary federal grants, as would colleges and universities that allow illegal immigrants to pay instate tuition...[he] also called for stronger laws forcing employers to verify that workers aren't illegal immigrants, for a more rigorous system to track who is coming in and out of the country...for increased prosecution of...smugglers who bring illegal immigrants across the Mexican border....[and] stronger border security" (AP, 10/23/07)
“The Mayor...planned to file suit on Friday Brewster, Cambridge, and Orleans, in Federal court...challenging a provision” Massachusetts are Sanctuary Cities. (Boston which overturns “a New York City Globe, 7/5/06; Lisa M. Seghetti et.al., “Enforcing Immigration Law: executive order ...that forbids city The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement,” Congressional Research Service, 11/14/06; Town Resolution, employees from reporting illegal http://www.bordc.org/detail.php?id=197, accessed 10/1/07) immigrants.” (New York Times, 10/11/96)
“...Last week, Huckabee described it [the bill] as ‘inflammatory ... race-baiting ... demagoguery.’ He said the bill, which seeks to forbid public assistance and voting rights to illegal immigrants, ‘inflames those who are racist and bigots and makes them think there's a real problem. But there's not.’” (AP , 2/3/05)
Where Are They On Protecting Your Family And Second Amendment Rights?
Romney Opposed Gun Owners in Support Fred Thompson Earned an “A” Rating Giuliani Strongly Supported “Gun Control” of “Assault Weapons” Ban; from the NRA for his Strong Support of the and Called The NRA “Extremists” Still Supports Ban Second Amendment
“… GOP nominee...cited his support for “Thompson said it's important to ensure “‘The mayor's record on gun control is one of the assault rifle ban and the Brady gun that law-abiding citizens can purchase a the strongest in the country,’ Giuliani campaign control law. ‘That's not going to make me weapon to protect themselves from manager Bruce Teitelbaum responded.” (AP , the hero of the NRA,’ he said.” (Boston Herald , criminals who already have guns.” (Commercial 3/24/00) Appeal , 10/24/94)
National Rifle Association, "NRA U.S. Senate Key Votes," 1994, 1996
Opposes a Federal “Assault Weapons” Ban and nd Supports S pp rt Repealing R p lin the th Unconstitutional DC Gun Ban
“The NRA for some reason, I think goes way overboard. It’s almost what the extremists on the other side do.“ (PBS’s “Charlie Rose Show,” 5/31/95) Stood with Anti-Gun Groups and D m r t in Support Democrats S pp rt off Federal F d r l “Assault Weapons” Ban
CHRIS WALLACE: “...in the case of D.C. — “‘Paul Helmke… president of the Brady Center you'd be perfectly happy to have people have to Prevent Gun Violence, ‘I was at the signing handguns in their homes?” ceremony on the South Lawn of the White THOMPSON: “Yes. Absolutely. The court House when Bill Clinton signed the crime bill basically said the Constitution means what it with the assault weapons ban, and Giuliani had says, and I agree with that.” (FOX News' "FOX News the most prominent seat in the front row.’” (New Sunday," 3/11/07) York Times , 3/23/07)
Voted against Mandatory Trigger Locks & Only Republican Mayor to Join Lawsuit Against Gun Industry Mandatory Gun Show Background Checks, and to Protect Taxpayers and Gun Owners Blames FL, GA, VA, NC, and SC for from Paying for Background Checks the Crime Rate in New York City “He was the only Republican mayor to join a lawsuit S. 254, Roll Call Vote #134: Amendment adopted 50-50: R by dozens of cities against the gun industry...” (NY Times , 3/23/07) 6-49; D 44-1; May 20, 1999, Thompson voted Nay; S. 254, “The city's crime reductions cannot continue much Roll Call Vote #111: Motion agreed to 51-47: R 49-6; D 2further...especially if guns continue to flow freely into 41, May 12, 1999, Thompson voted Yea; S. 254, Roll Call Vote # 122: Amendment adopted 78-20: R 34-20; D 44-0; New York from...where gun laws are more lax. The five May 18, 1999, Thompson voted Nay; S. 2260, Roll Call southern states ...FL, GA, VA, NC, and SC...if Congress Vote #217: Amendment adopted 69-31: R 55-0; D 14-31, would only impose handgun licensing on those states July 21, 1998, Thompson voted Yea and the rest of the country, New York's crime rate
would plummet even further.”
(NY Times , 3/7/97)
“Romney says he still backs the ban on assault weapons...” (Boston Globe , 1/14/07) Signed Massachusetts’ “Assault Weapons” B n into Ban int Law L and nd Strongly Str n l Supported S pp rt d the th State’s Restrictive Gun Laws
Supported Parole of Rapist/Murderer, Despite Pleas from Rape Victim that he “Will Do It Again.” Once Released, Parolee Murdered Woman in Missouri “For 12 years, Ashley Stevens was a nameless rape victim...Stevens, now 29 and living in Little Rock, came forward to ask Gov. Mike Huckabee to reconsider his intention to free convicted rapist Wayne Dumond. ‘I fear for my safety and I fear for every woman that walks the streets. He's a repeat offender and I think he will do it again,’” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette , 9/24/96) Less than a year after being released, the parolee murdered 39-year-old Carol Shields in Kansas City, Missouri. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette , 6/27/01)
Commuted more Prison Sentences than pr i previous Three Thr Governors G rn r Combined, C mbin d including Bill Clinton “Gov. Mike Huckabee has reduced the sentences “But perhaps the most significant gun legislation Romney signed as governor was of more state prison inmates than the previous three governors combined. He has used his a 2004 measure instituting a permanent ban clemency power to cut short 111 sentences for on assault weapons.” (Boston Globe , 1/14/07) prison inmates since he took office eight years ago. “We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I That's 27 more than the combined number support them...I won't chip away at them; I receiving time cuts during the 18 years Bill believe they protect us and provide for our Clinton, Frank White and Jim Guy Tucker were in safety.” (Boston Globe , 1/14/07) office.” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 7/25/04)
Increased Burdensome Fees on Massachusetts Gun Owners in order to Balance The Budget
Cut Methamphetamine Dealers’ Prison Sentences in Half
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette titled the bill “Meth Makers “Under Romney's plan for Massachusetts, the Relief Act of 2005.” “The prisoners who would cost of registering firearms would have jumped benefit...are the dealers-the source of the plague, the ones from $25 to $75. He also called for increases in who cook up the drug and spread it around. These are the the cost of firearm identification cards, folks who prey on addicts lower down the drug chain. These are the manufacturers and merchants of so much application fees for a license to carry firearms, and gun dealer fees. Gun owners said they felt misery in Arkansas...This bill not only cuts the time to be served to half the original sentence, it also allows prisoners unfairly targeted by Romney's proposed to earn up to 12 days a month off their sentences for good increases.” (AP , 8/28/07) behavior.” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette , 3/16/05)
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