Q. Guns. Let's talk about this issue.
A: I never got an A rating, like my opponent -- would-be opponent -- has enjoyed. I don't own them. I do shoot them, and I shoot them at things that can't shoot back. And will continue to do that. And by that, I want to be clear, I don't mean children. I have done a little bird hunting in my day.
As TPM notes, Ford has created a hell of a winner of a campaign slogan:
Harold Ford will not shoot your children!
Laugh if you want, but Cheney once promised this to Harry Whittington Sr.