Romney Wrongly Claimed Automatic Weapons Are Illegal, In Debate
They’re regulated, but not illegal.
MS. CROWLEY: Governor Romney, the question is about assault weapons, AK-47s.
MR. ROMNEY: Yeah, I — I’m not in favor of new pieces of legislation on — on guns and — and taking guns away or — or making certain guns illegal. We of course don’t want to have automatic weapons, and that’s already illegal in this country to have automatic weapons.
This is the same Mitt Romney who supported an assault weapons ban when he was governor.