I guess that I frequently take things too seriously, but while Huckabee is strong on protecting people's right to own guns, he rarely seems to explain the reasons well. I am not sure what to make of the answer below. Is it funny? Yes, I guess so. But in the discussion below will listeners come away thinking that there is a real problem by not having a one-gun-a-month rule? I fear that is the case. Can't there be some kernel of education in the discussion? This is from Huckabee's appearance on the Colbert Report
COLBERT: South Carolina gun laws are so loose that you can go into any gun shop and buy as many handguns as you want. I mean 200 of them and then just ship them up here to New York and sell them illegally on the street and raise some serious scratch.
HUCKABEE: How do you think I've financed my campaign for the past 11 months?
COLBERT: Smart man!
COLBERT: Pick me up a couple?
HUCKABEE: On their way. What kind would you like?
COLBERT: Something with the serial numbers scratched off.
HUCKABEE: Consider it done.
COLBERT: I know you're a man of your word. You would never rescind your offer of making me vice president no matter how well you do in the campaign. But I'm going to give you one more chance to get out of it. Just ask me, I'll say no ...
HUCKABEE: Steven, be my running mate?
Labels: 2008PresidentialRace, GunControl, Huckabee