Jon Huntsman on Gun Control
Republican UT Governor
Absolutely veto a ban on assault weapons
In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, the host asked, "Governor, let's close with four quick issue sets to get you located on the political map. Would you veto an assault weapons ban?"
"I would not veto an assault weapons ban," said
After the interview, Huntsman's campaign said the former governor "would absolutely" veto a weapons ban, and Huntsman immediately issued a statement to affirm it:
I clearly misunderstood your question regarding the assault weapons ban," Huntsman wrote in an email to Hewitt. "I would absolutely veto the ban.
I have always stood firmly for 2nd Amendment rights, and my record in Utah reflects it. With a name like 'Huntsman' it really goes without saying."
Source: ABC News report on Hugh Hewitt interview
, Jun 17, 2011
Conservative line on gun control
As governor, Huntsman lists economic development, health-care reform, education and energy security as his top priorities. Huntsman is receptive to environmental issues and would like the state to reduce fuel and energy consumption. He is also concerned
with nuclear waste being stored within his state. On hot button social issues, such as abortion and gun control, Huntsman generally walks a more conservative line. The same is somewhat true for gay marriage, though he has shown support for civil unions
Source: China Daily, "US Offiicials"
, May 21, 2009
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