Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Obama And Gun Control

I've noticed a number of hits from my Site Meter on the topic of Obama and his stance on gun control. As if there's any real doubt where one of the most liberal Senators in Congress, and a Chicago pol to boot, stands. Having said that, the hits are still coming so it would seem that some votrers at least are unsure of what Obama's real views on this issue are.

In brief, if you're a gun owner- even a hunter- Barack Obama is not your friend. And he's most certainly not the person you want in the White House, particularly with a Democrat majority in Congress.

Yet, despite all the Democratic claims to the contrary, Mr. Obama is undoubtedly the most anti-gun candidate ever nominated by a major party for president.

Mr. Obama has a long history of supporting city gun bans. The Associated Press described his 2004 vote on a gun control bill: "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."

John Lott has all the details if you need further proof. If you are a gun owner or simply an advocate of the Constitution, it would seem that the time to enlighten your fellow Americans about where Obama really stands is now.

1 comment:

eacosta@opposingviews.com said...

Hello. My name is Edgar and I'm an editor at OpposingViews.com, the debate website. Since we both cover gun issues, I thought I'd drop you a note. I would've e-mailed you but I couldn't find an address.
See, we're currently having a discussion about whether guns make you safer. You can see it here:
http://www.opposingviews.com/questions/does-owning-a-gun-make-you-safer
Although vetted experts are the ones doing the debating, anyone can contribute by choosing a side and posting comments about the experts' arguments.
Check it out and, if you have the time, send me your thoughts via e-mail.
Thanks!