posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 12:02 PM
Define 'right to bear arms'.
He has also supported legislation that would ban ALL semi-automatic firearms in the country, which is far more restrictive than the old 'assault
weapons ban' signed by Bill Clinton. This would include even the lowly .22 caliber rifles such as the Ruger 10/22 and Marlin 60. This alone,
IMO, means that he is not a supporter of the 2nd amendment.
He also endorsed the Illinois handgun ban, supports limiting gun purchases to 1 per month and would effectively ban every gun shop in the US by making
it illegal to operate one within 5 miles of a school or park.
No, he's no defender of gun rights. My guess is that his true position is much like most other Dem politicians; ban all rifle rounds and limit
the selection of weapons to only single shots or very small 2-3 round magazine, with bolt, lever or pump action.
Sorry, that's not supporting the right to bear arms, IMO.