Thompson: New York City Isn't Representative Of America

BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson said today that New York City isn't a model for the rest of the country and that Rudy Giuliani should stop basing his stances on his time as that city's mayor.

Thompson, campaigning at a New Hampshire gun store, told reporters that Giuliani too often turns to his time as New York mayor to explain his support for stronger gun restrictions.

Thompson said he's always supported the Second Amendment unlike Giuliani.

The former Tennessee senator and "Law & Order" actor badly trails Giuliani in New Hampshire polls, in part because Thompson has spent so little time in the state.

Gun rights is a key issue among libertarian-leaning primary voters in New Hampshire.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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