Originally posted by FlyersFan
Obama is anti-second ammendment rights.
To some extent, i agree with you. But the "right to bare arms" doesnt necessarily apply to uzi's, glocks, AK47's, hand grenades etc. What are
you going to do? Fight a war? Or kill a deer? Lets get serious here.
He also likes to talk tough - sound street tough or something stupid like that. (remember his 'warning' about discussing his wife? )
ALL politicans do this. It only sticks out more so with Obama, because its another tactic that obama-bashers can use to smear the black-man.
"well, he said AXE you a question, instead of ASK! He cant be presidetn!!!"
Politicians cater to their audience, otherwise *spoiler alert* their audience looses interest.
I've said it here before and I'll say it again - What Obama says with all his gun statements translates to - police are evil, racist, and fascist,
but individuals cannot be trusted to protect themselves, either. (yes ... paraphrased from Michelle Malkin)
Totally disagree with everyting you said here. Everyting im about to say is backed up, nonpartisan like,
Questioneer: You said recently, "I have no intention of taking away folks' guns." But you support the D.C. handgun ban, and you've said that it's
constitutional. How do you reconcile those two positions?
Obama: Because I think we have two conflicting traditions in this country. I think it's important for us to recognize that we've got a tradition of
handgun ownership and gun ownership generally. And a lot of law-abiding citizens use it for hunting, for sportsmanship, and for protecting their
families. We also have a violence on the streets that is the result of illegal handgun usage. And so I think there is nothing wrong with a community
saying we are going to take those illegal handguns off the streets. And cracking down on the various loopholes that exist in terms of background
checks for children, the mentally ill. We can have reasonable, thoughtful gun control measure that I think respect the Second Amendment and people's
Ok for states & cities to determine local gun laws. (Apr 2008)
Respect 2nd Amendment, but local gun bans ok. (Feb 2008)
To me - this says that Obama thinks the fed. govt. should keep its greasy fingers off decisions that should be made out of need. IE: The Bronx
needs a handgun ban much more than .... Smallville, Nowhere. (just M.O.)
Provide some common-sense enforcement on gun licensing. (Jan 2008)
2000: cosponsored bill to limit purchases to 1 gun per month. (Oct 2007)
Concealed carry OK for retired police officers. (Aug 2007) -- if police are tyranical and racist, why would he support giving them guns?
Stop unscrupulous gun dealers dumping guns in cities. (Jul 2007)
How can you argue with that?
Keep guns out of inner cities--but also problem of morality. (Oct 2006)
Bush erred in failing to renew assault weapons ban. (Oct 2004)
Agreed. What good does an assault weapon do anyone? Nobody is saying you can't collect a gun that has had its firing pin removed. You just can't
"collect" a gun that can shoot through body armor at 40 rounds per second.
Ban semi-automatics, and more possession restrictions. (Jul 1998)
I disagree with this one. Semi-automatics can still be used in a sportsmanlike way (skeet shooting, etc)
Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
Disagreed here too. You dont sue Ford for making a car that was used in a hit and run that resulted in a fatality.
So there's Obama's stances on Gun control.
After reading this, i'd like to see how it, if at all, changes your mind.
[edit on 6/15/2008 by FlyersFan]