Ahab notes that Rudy makes both he and Paul Helmke nervous, but for opposite reasons:
My concern with Rudy as a presidential candidate isnâ€™t that he is switching to pro-gun side of the debate, but rather that I feel like heâ€™s just saying what he feels he need to say to woo pro-gun Republican votes.Â I worry that if he were elected, he would immediately flop right back to his NYC gun control methods.
If Rudy wants to serve a second term, he wouldn’t flip back. Â But I don’t think that honestly matters all that much.Â I would take Rudy over Hillary, if only because Rudy will know where his bread gets buttered.
The real problem with Rudy is he’s not a real friend of gun owners, no matter what he tells you.Â We already have an example of this in our current President, who has signed some good bills for us, and put people on the Supreme Court that will likely vote to uphold the second amendment, but the gun issue is politics for Bush, not passion.
This couldn’t be any clearer than in ATF’s actions while Bush has been president.Â There has been no attempt by the administration to bring this agency under any semblance of control, either fiscally or focusing them on their proper mission of going after criminals. Â This is why having real friends in the white house matters. Â There’s too many behind the scenes, under the radar ways an unfriendly administration can screw gun owners, even if their public face is very friendly.Â Ahab is correct to be worried, because having real friends in the White House matters.