Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Obama On Gun Control

So much for the blank slate- now we're starting to see where Obama stands. Not only is he in favour of an immediate retreat in the face of Islamic terrorism, he also wants to disarm Americans and deprive them of their right to keep and bear arms.

Obama Positions on Gun Control:

• Ban semi-automatics, and impose more restrictions on other types of firearms possession;
• Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons;
• Increase state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms;
• Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks with firearms.
• On the issue of prohibiting citizens from carrying concealed weapons, Obama said he believes national legislation should be passed to “prevent other states’ laws [allowing citizens to conceal their guns] from threatening the safety of Illinois residents.”
• “I believe we need to renew–not roll back — this common sense gun law,” [The Clinton “Assault Weapons” Ban]
• Proposes several gun-control laws, including restricting purchases of weapons and ammunition at gun shows, establishing a national database that would capture and record imprints left by bullets, and making gun locks mandatory
• Obama said concealed weapons should be allowed for retired police officers and some military personnel.
• “Ordinary citizens should not be allowed to own military assault weapons, such as AK-47s and Uzis.”

Big hat tip to Michael Bane for the details. Seems like Obama is a typical statist- okay for ex-cops to carry guns to defend themselves, but not civilians. Note too that he wants to keep law abiding citizens disarmed in the highest crime areas- the inner cities. Much more here.

He also opposed letting people use a self-defense argument if charged with violating local handgun bans by using weapons in their homes. The bill was a reaction to a Chicago-area man who, after shooting an intruder, was charged with a handgun violation.


Safety Scott said...

People who would let their government limit their freedom don't deserve it. I think self-defense is a right we must demand, not just ask for it.

straightarrow said...

I won't demand it. I will do it. Period. I won't talk to them about it. I won't ask them to allow me to defend me or mine. I will make it known through my actions how costly it will be to stop me from defense of self and family. That applies to those that would prosecute me for such defense. At that point they just become a different thug.