A new biography on Marco Rubio makes light of the fact that the U.S. senator from Florida isn’t a gun owner.
In “The Rise of Marco Rubio,” author Manuel Roig-Franzia references a 2009 tweet by Rubio who responded, “no guns,” when asked by a news outlet how many firearms he owns.
It’s possible this could have changed over the last several years, but a spokesman for the Republican lawmaker didn’t return a request for comment from The Daily Caller on Tuesday about whether that’s the case.
Rubio is thought to be a likely candidate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to choose as his running mate.
Republican candidates for national office — who traditionally support gun rights — are usually asked about their gun ownership or hunting habits.
For what it’s worth, Rubio in his 2010 campaign vowed to protect the Second Amendment.
“I believe the right to bear arms is a constitutionally protected right,” he said. “The right of citizens to defend themselves by bearing arms is a fundamental human right that should be protected.”