Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee Bill Weld needed clarification this week when asked about issues regarding state-issued concealed carry permits.
Speaking to The Blaze’s Dana Loesch on Monday, Welch wasn’t sure the meaning of reciprocity, a term those in engaged in the debate on gun policies come to understand as one state honoring another’s license to concealed carry a firearm.
Loesch asked him his thoughts on the issue. “Reciprocity?” he asked. Then Loesch explained it to him.
“I don’t know. We don’t have concealed carry up in New England, so I’d wanna look at that,” he said, but ultimately agreed with Loesch that he thinks “national reciprocity” could work.
Weld was the governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997. In a Facebook post in May, Weld talked about “modest restrictions on certain types of firearms” he supported as governor in 1993. In the same Facebook post, Weld said he’d make different choices today.
“Restricting Americans’ gun rights doesn’t make us safer, and threatens our constitutional freedoms,” he wrote. “I was pleased by and support the Supreme Court’s decision in the District of Columbia vs. Heller — a decision that embraced the notion that our Second Amendment rights are individual rights, not to be abridged by the government.”
Back in August, however, Weld made some comments that seemed anti-gun when he likened the AR15 to a “weapon of mass destruction.”
In September, Weld’s running mate, Gary Johnson, made a gaffe during an MSNBC panel when asked about Aleppo in Syria. “What is Aleppo,” Johnson asked. He later said he thought it was an acronym for something.
In a Bloomberg Politics national poll released earlier today, Libertarian Gary Johnson was polling at 8 percent.