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"I'm proud to stand up for freedom" - Walker to NRA

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 01:39

Wisconsin Gov. Walker tells NRA forum that he is ''proud to stand up for freedom,'' as he defends right to bear arms. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, a possible presidential contender, told an NRA forum Friday that he is "proud to stand up for freedom," as he defended the right to bear arms. Walker also took swipes at Democrats, saying, "We have a President who seems to think that you grow the economy by growing Washington. "I don't know about you, but I think most of us Americans believe you grow the economy in cities, and towns, and villages across this great country." Walker also poked fun at Rep. Paul Ryan, also from Wisconsin who was Mitt Romney's running mate in the last Presidential elections. He noted that both of them worked at McDonald's during the same time period in their youth. "He has to work the back flipping hamburgers because he didn't have the interpersonal skills to work the front cash register," he said. Walker, age 47, burst on the scene in January at the Iowa Freedom Summit, a gathering of conservatives in Des Moines, where activists reveled in his record of having defeated a 2012 recall effort over his challenge to the collective bargaining process for most public unions in Wisconsin. He is soon to sign right-to-work legislation that would ban private sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues.

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"I'm proud to stand up for freedom" - Walker to NRA

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 01:39