A gun-owning voter asked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Bexley, Ohio, if he would allow him to keep his gun because the U.S. is close to becoming a "tyrannical government" (video below).
The voter, who identified himself as William Phillips, said: “I have a concealed carry permit. There are over 9 million of us in that voting block, and I just wonder what you’re going to do. Are you going to allow me to keep my gun and protect myself and my family and my home and not come and get my gun?”
“Because I want to keep it to protect myself and my wife and my family — and against a tyrannical government, which I think we are approaching and we are in very close.”
The man gave no examples of the U.S. is becoming a tyrannical government or how his gun would overpower the U.S. government's military strength.
Romney answered: “I believe in the Second Amendment. I’ll protect the Second Amendment. I have guns myself. I’m not going to tell you where they are. Don’t have them on myself either. We have the right in this country to bear arms."
“I know that there are some people in this country that think that should change and they keep looking for laws for a way to stop awful things from happening. And there are awful things that happen. But there are already laws that are designed to protect people. And, unfortunately, the people violate the laws.”