Originally posted by bakednutz
For example, when Obama ran for the Illinois state senate the political group, Independent Voters of Illinois (IVI), asked him if he supported a
“ban [on] the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns” and he responded “yes.”
I don't even know what to believe about this. If you go to the original link (Faux News) and click it to read the above quote, the "yes" is a link
that takes you to here.
There, we find the following garble of a paragraph. Read it carefully. Anyone know what it means?
Both versions of the 1996 questionnaires provide answers his presidential campaign disavows to questions about whether Obama supports capital
punishment and state legislation to “ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns.”
He responded simply “No” and “Yes,” respectively, to those questions on both questionnaires.
And don't forget to read what his campaign actually says about it:
But a fact sheet provided by his campaign flatly denies Obama ever held those views,
On guns, the fact sheet says he “has consistently supported common-sense gun control, as well as the rights of law-abiding gun owners.”
Now, I don't expect Obama to join the NRA, but I do not believe that he supports a ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of all handguns.
There's nothing credible to support that statement.
[edit on 11-4-2008 by Benevolent Heretic]