Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Barack Obama's Record on Gun Rights & The 2nd Amendment

In the United States, roughly 52 million households own guns, equaling an estimated 260 million privately owned guns in this country. I urge my fellow gun owners and patriots to pay close attention to this post where I'll detail Barack Obama's stance on gun owners' rights.

* In 2004, Obama said he supports a federal ban on concealed carry for personal protection because the states that allow it are "threatening the safety of Illinois residents." Interesting. How can a Floridian who has a permit to carry a firearm for personal protection possibly be a threat to Illinois residents?? Sadly, in Illinois the only citizens who carry guns are the criminal kind, while law-abiding citizens are left utterly defenseless.

* Obama says, "I believe we need to renew, not roll back, this common sense gun law." He was speaking about the Clinton gun ban of 1994 that banned certain handguns, rifles and shotguns based solely on their appearance! Said gun ban was allowed to expire in 2004 after DOJ and FBI statistics showed it had no impact whatsoever on reducing violent crime.

* In 2003, the town of Wilmette, IL. prosecuted Hale DeMar for using a handgun in his home to defend his family during a home invasion. Like many other Chicago area suburbs, Wilmette had imposed a ban on the possession of handguns. In response to this outrageous prosecution, several state legislators introduced a bill that would protect the right of self-defense for residents like Mr. DeMar. Barack Obama voted against the legislation!

* As a state senator, Obama regularly supported "gun control" measures including a limit on handgun purchases to one a month. This kind of thinking clearly punishes law-abiding citizens for the actions of criminals since law breakers are not the type to go into a gun store, submit to instant background checks and fill out the paperwork to buy a firearm.

* In 2005, Senator Obama voted against S. 397, a bill that was designed to put an end to frivolous lawsuits that threaten to put gun manufacturers and dealers out of business. You know, the kind where a careless gun owner accidentally shoots himself in the foot, then sues the gun manufacturer because they didn't prevent him from being so stupid.

* Obama told voters prior to the Iowa caucus that he is a "strong believer" in the rights of hunters and sportsmen and that homeowners should have a firearm to protect their home and their family. But in the next breath, he said, "It's hard for me to find a rationale for having a 17-clip semiautomatic." I love that quote because there's no such thing as a "17-clip semiautomatic." What Obama either doesn't realize or refuses to accept is that the 2nd Amendment has NOTHING to do with hunting and/or sports shooting. It has everything to do with the right of "The People" to protect themselves from criminals and tyrants in government.

* Obama told the NAACP, "We've got to make sure gun dealers aren't loading up vans and dumping guns in our communities, because we know they're not made in our communities." So let me get this straight... according to the illustrious, well-spoken Senator from Illinois, legitimate gun dealers are actually loading vans full of thousands of dollars in firearms and "dumping" them in black communities??? Wouldn't that just be really bad business sense? Think about it.

Barack Obama is nothing more than a spit-polished windbag who lacks substance! But one thing is for sure, if elected President, he would do everything in his power to abolish the rights guaranteed to us by our Founding Fathers under the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. No different than Hillary Clinton, Obama is a fascist who seeks to destroy our rights as individuals.

The source of this article, along with many other eye-opening facts can be viewed at

-- Skyboss

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