Friday, October 24, 2008

Obama And Guns

From the NRA-

FACT: Barack Obama voted for an Illinois State Senate bill to ban and confiscate “assault weapons,” but the bill was so poorly crafted, it would have also banned most semi-auto and single and double barrel shotguns commonly used by sportsmen.

FACT: Barack Obama supported a proposal to ban gun stores within 5 miles of a school or park, which would eliminate almost every gun store in America.

"...I am consistently on record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry," Obama said. Chicago Tribune, April 27, 2004

There's more there- given his deceitful identification as being pro-Second Amendment, it's important to promulgate hard facts like this; because too many people are taken in by the lies he uses to promote his career.

What part of the Second Amendment does this so-called Constitutional law expert not understand?

Obama said he believes in the Second Amendment, but that there is plenty of room for added gun regulations. "There is an individual right to bear arms, but it's subject to commonsense regulation," he said.

"I think that local jurisdictions have the capacity to institute their own gun laws…The City of Chicago has gun laws, as does Washington, D.C.," he said. "I think the notion that somehow local jurisdictions can't initiate gun safety laws to deal with gang-bangers and random shootings on the street isn't born out by our Constitution."

All of it apparently. The Constitution, in Obama's view, can be usurped by whichever part of the country wants to infringe on the inalienable rights of its citizens. And given that he intends to nominate Supreme Court justices who value their own sense of "fairness" rather than the Constitution itself, it would appear that he would have their backing when it comes to doing so.

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