Hunting For Votes: Mitt RomneyNovember 2nd, 2012
With the election 2012 days away, MUCC was able to ask the camps of both President Obama and Governor Romney their thoughts on how if elected they would help the outdoors in Michigan. These responses were printed in the most recent November/December 2012 issue of Michigan Out-of-Doors Magazine.
Below is the response of Governor Mitt Romney:
“Having grown up in Michigan, I uniquely understand your concerns and will listen to your input to ensure that hunters, anglers, and trappers continue to enjoy the activities they love. I strongly support the right of all law-abiding Americans to exercise their constitutionally protected right to own firearms and to use them for lawful purposes. Like the majority of Americans, I do not believe that we need additional laws that restrict the right to keep and bear arms. I also recognize the extraordinary number of jobs and other economic benefits that are produced by hunting and fishing, not the least of which is to fund wildlife and habitat conservation. I understand the importance of preserving access to public lands for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. This is an important part of our heritage, and as president, I will protect it.
The Great Lakes have literally shaped my home state and are an important part of my personal history. I am deeply concerned about the threat posed to the lakes by invasive species from the Mississippi River basin, and I am troubled that five years after Congress ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to identify a solution that we are still years away from a recommendation. As president, I will accelerate the Army Corps process and ensure that they develop a plan as soon as possible to protect both the ecology and economy of the region. By taking immediate action to address this threat, while also continuing with restoration efforts, we can meet our obligation to the future generations for whom we hold this magnificent fresh water resource in trust.
I would appreciate your support on November 6th. I have a plan to get the economy back on track and to protect and preserve the country and state we all love.”
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