November 24th, 2007
07:55 AM ET
13 years ago

Thompson presents himself as the second amendment candidate

Fred Thompson tries some moose chilli at a gun store in New Hampshire Friday.

BRISTOL, New Hampshire (CNN) – Just one day after Thanksgiving, Fred Thompson said he was thankful for being in the Granite state and for being in the company of those who favor the second amendment.

"In this primary we need to remember that those rights are always an issue," the former Senator from Tennessee said. "And some of my opponents have bad records or no records and I have a solid record in support of the second amendment."

This marks the second time Thompson has held a gun related campaign stop in New Hampshire, a decision that speaks to Thompson's efforts to court a conservative pro-second amendment constituency.

"I think its kind of a forgotten issue right now because Democrats are not making much of an issue out of it. They were against gun rights for a long time and they paid for it at the polls," Thompson continued: I don't think the American people think that taking guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens makes for a safer America. Just the opposite."

Thompson reiterating his record and commitment to supporting gun owner organizations while in Congress. He also shared his personal ties commenting that he had once owned his own skeet shoot.

While making a tour of the Granite state gun shop, Thompson purchased a pair of purple gloves for his four year old daughter and a shirt for himself that read, "Skip's Gun and Sport Shop: Daycare for Men." He also took a moment to try some "Moose Chili" prepared by a local Granite state gun owner who had shot the moose last year.

Related: Supreme Court to rule on gun ownership rights

–CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla

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