Schweitzer: Anti-gun control position wouldn't fly

2013-04-19T11:30:00Z 2013-05-29T20:30:48Z Schweitzer: Anti-gun control position wouldn't flyThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 19, 2013 11:30 am  • 

BOZEMAN — Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer says his position on gun control is one reason he couldn't step onto the national political stage.

Political pundits have mentioned Schweitzer as a possible candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports a bearded Schweitzer told some Montana State University students on Thursday that he couldn't give an acceptable answer to voters in states like Iowa and Florida if they asked him about gun control. He says his response would be something like: "You control yours, I'll control mine."

Schweitzer was governor for eight years before leaving office due to term limits. Schweitzer and a New York-based hedge fund are working to oust the board of Stillwater Mining Co., over its investment in a copper mine in Argentina and other mines in Canada.

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  1. walter12
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    walter12 - April 20, 2013 7:01 am
    Our dear Mr. Schweitzer had illusions of grandeur. The reason he could not run is that, even though he was a loyal stooge and flunky for Obama, he still did not fit in with the modern Democrat modus operandi, that of being a good communist, Marxist, or arch leftist and a hater of the 2nd Amendment and other items in our Constitution.
  2. idiot state
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    idiot state - April 19, 2013 6:20 pm
    That and the fact that he looks like a Montana hippie. At best. Funny. Other reasons why he's stepping back, too? Just wondering..
  3. montanamuralist
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    montanamuralist - April 19, 2013 12:08 pm
    Wish he would run against Baucus next year.
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