Rudy the gun grabber.
Romney the gun controller.
Good people can, and do, disagree on levels of gun control. The question remains: Do gun grabbers like Rudy Giuliani (NY) and Mitt Romney (MA) stand a chance in a GOP primary?
The question is not addressed to the merits of gun control (a tired debate), but the political horse race itself: Can a Republican candidate win the GOP primary if they have a long and strong record in support of gun control (and no record at all as hunters or shooters)?
Fred Thompson, the still-undeclared putative rival to Giuliani and Romney, is not only pro-gun and pro-hunting, but he is also not shy about it, and even holds an annual Fred Thompson Celebrity Skeet Shoot to benefit juvenile diabetes.
Will the NRA keep its powder dry in the primary, or will it blast Giuliani and Romney with both barrels?
Time will tell.