I’m lukewarm on Jeb Bush.  I lived in Florida when he was governor and he was a pretty decent governor, but he lacks the fighting spirit that the GOP needs right now.  But that is neither here nor there at the moment.  Jeb Bush tweeted this:

Bush Gun

OK, that’s cool.  Needs night sights though.  I assume it was a gift to the governor and not something that he had engraved for himself.

But of course, Think Progress can’t leave well enough alone, and decides to chime in with about a ton of equivocation.

Bush Gun 2

We’ve been told for years that violent lyrics in Hip Hop, and violence on TV doesn’t cause crime (I agree on both points).  So how does one tweet about one gun make the Governor of a state, with his legally owned handgun, morally culpable for crimes committed by other people.  That’s right, it doesn’t.  But that doesn’t stop Think Progress from distorting all logic to make that claim.

Frankly, I wan’t my president to be a gun owner.  I want my president to have a CCW permit.  I want the chief executive of the United States, tasked with enforcing America’s gun laws (as well as all other federal laws), to have a little bit of first hand knowledge of America’s gun laws.

Also, if I were president, I would have to have a 1911 engraved with my name with the Seal of the POTUS inlaid in the grips.  I’d carry that everywhere.

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  1. OK, I understand that when a politician running for president visits a major employer in an important state, it’s a big deal. I’m sure when FN America gave him the engraved gun, it was one of those “commemorative, suitable for framing” moments, like the super bowl winning team going to the white house and giving the pres a team jersey.

    But it can’t be a real firearm, right? I mean, there are obvious legalities involved in transferring a firearm to a guy, even someone whose life is such an open book, right? Did JEB have to fill in a 4473 and get a NICS check?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  2. Imagine the PR nightmare that would ensue if the President of the United States applied for an ultra-rare Washington, D.C., CCW permit, and found that he didn’t have the political pull to get one.

    Heh. I just gave myself a good chuckle. 🙂

  3. Yes we need a pro-gun president but not Jeb he lacks fortitude to do the job right.Nice gun none the less.

  4. I agree that the President should be a gun owner, and that he or she should carry wherever they go (even if the Secret Service will just stick them in the limo at the first sign of trouble, and drive off as fast as possible). One thing I *disagree* with, though, is the notion that the President should have a CCW permit.

    No, he should be free to carry a pistol, open or concealed, without such a permit, just as everyone else should be. Constitutional Carry for the win!

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