Thompson Aims At Giuliani On Gun Control

(AP)
From CBS News' John Bentley, on the trail with the Fred Thompson campaign:

Holding an antique tommy gun and a Civil War pistol, Thompson took aim at Rudy Giuliani's policies on gun control. "He simply supported just about every gun control legislation that came down the pike," Thompson said. "I just disagree with him on that. I saw he was at bill signing ceremonies with Chuck Schumer and President Clinton for gun control legislation over the years and he was very outspoken about it. Of course, he's not as outspoken about it anymore."

Thompson made the comments during a campaign stop at Skip's Gun and Sport Shop in Bristol, New Hampshire. Thompson said being the mayor of the largest city in the country meant he was out of touch with most Americans.

"He relates everything to New York City. Well, New York City is not emblematic of the rest of the country. I think the sentiments of those people in the rest of the country are in strong support of the Second Amendment. Which is what I've always been, and I don't think he's ever been."

While Thompson is a lifelong member of the NRA and has visited another arms manufacturer in New Hampshire, he trails Giuliani by nearly 10 points in the granite state, and front-running Mitt Romney by almost 30.

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