Well we knew it was only a matter of time. Eric Holder reminded us that gun control was part of the agenda. He said they were looking for the right
time. It appears that Obama believes the Tuscon shooting is the right time. Never let a good crisis go to waste, right?
David Axelrod: Obama Will Be Jumping Into Gun
"I don't know exactly how we're going to approach it," he said when asked by The Huffington Post whether Obama would be giving a speech on it, "but
obviously these issues are out there and have been extenuated by the tragedy in Tucson. And so we will -- he will engage in that ... debate."
Well here it comes ladies and gentleman. Another push, by certain portions of the left, to attack the problem of crime by going after law abiding
citizens. I wonder which lack of logic they will drag out this time? Obama has said in the past that he supports the former "Assault Weapon Ban." A
ban that really didn't ban anything but cosmetic features. A "ban" that a congressional report found had no significant effect on crime.
So, he supports a law that was found to have no effect on crime. That sounds logical. Push an agenda that makes people that own certain rifles
criminals because of their gun's looks. Just in case people still don't get the fact that the "AWB" was a joke, The Washington Post ran an editorial
when it originally passed. The editorial from the notoriously anti-gun Washington Post said that the law had no real effect unless it was a stepping
stone to further gun control.
Obama also came out and said that "assault weapons" were good for nothing but killing people. That will come as a shock to ranchers that routinely use
the AR15 to dispatch wolves, coyotes, and wild boars that threaten their live stock. It will come as a suprise to the police officers in rural areas
that have used some of these so called "assault weapons" to dispatch packs of feral dogs, bobcats, bears, and other dangerous animals that were
threatening human life. I guess thousands of ranchers, farmers, hunters, and police officers must be mistaken about the viability of the tool they use
source for assault weapon ban
I don't think that an "assault weapon" ban is where it will end though.
In the presidential primaries Barack said that he had no intention of taking away people's handguns. Then he turned around and supported Washington
D.C's handgun ban. He called it constitutional. (The SCOTUS disagreed later.) When asked to address his double speak Obama said, "And so I think there
is nothing wrong with a community saying we are going to take those illegal handguns off the streets."
The DC handgun ban did not say anything about taking illegal guns off of the street. It denied any person living in or vacationing in DC the right to
own a handgun. Obama either had no idea what the law said, or ignored the fact that criminals willing to rape, murder, and rob tend to ignore other
laws. He also said some other things that showed a disconect with the subject at hand. A lack of understanding if you will.
"And cracking down on the various loopholes that exist in terms of background checks for children, the mentally ill," where Obama's words. Federal law
allready prohibits the purchase of a hand gun by anyone under 21. It also prohibits the purchase of long guns by those under 18. So, children are
allready covered by the law. People that have been ajudicated mentally defective or defecient by the courts are allready prohibited from purchasing
guns. There is no loop hole for children or those deemed mentally unfit to own firearms.
source for ban remarks
Obama has also come out as being against concealed carry. He believes that it is okay for retired police officers to carry concealed weapons, but not
the average American. Retired police officers have no duty, and in many states no right, to intervene in criminal matters. In short, they have the
same legal abilities as me and you. When questioned about his vote he said, "I didn’t find that [vote] surprising. I am consistently on record and
will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry. This was a narrow exception in an exceptional circumstance..."
We must also remember that this is a man that has lied about his stance on gun control in the past. When asked if he filled out a questionare from the
Chicago non-profit, Independent Voters of Illinois, he said, no. Factcheck.org later went back and checked on his claim during the 2008 Democratic
primary. It turns out that his hand writing was on the form. He filled it out and took a hard line stance. He admitted on that questionare that he
wanted to ban the sale, possesion, and manufacture of handguns. However during his 2008 campaign he repeatedly said, "As I said, I have never favored
an all-out ban on handguns.” So, was he decieving the people of Illionois to win votes or decieving America to get votes?
In the same questionare he said that he favored an "assault weapon" ban. He also said he favored waiting periods on gun purchases. Both laws have been
tried before and found to have no significant effect on crime. In fact the ATF came out and said that the average time between a gun's purchase and
use in a crime was between 1 and 12 years. So, he supports laws that don't work and even the government admits would be useless in preventing crime.
source on questionare 1
Two years later in 1998 Barack filled out the Illinois State Legislative National Awareness Test. In that case he came out against not just hand guns
and "assault weapons." He said that he supported banning the sale and transfer of all semi-automatic guns. He also said that he supported an increase
of restrictions on gun ownership at the state level. He wanted the whole state to reflect Chicago's gun laws. Laws that have not prevented them from
having a murder rate 360% higher than the national average. To help acomplish this he was willing to ban not just handguns, but every semi-automatic
rifle. Rifles that are rarely used in any form of crime. Rifles that are used by people in rural areas to hunt for food.
Source for IL State Legislative Test
That is Barack Obama's idea of reasonable gun control. It boils down to this, ban every gun except bolt action, pump action, lever action, and single
shot rifles and shotguns. Ban their posession, their transfer, and their manufacture. Raid the second amendment with a butcher knife, and slice away
any and every thing that was invented after 1900.
Fellow gun owners, and American's that value the constitution, look out. Obama is ready to discuss his ideas about "reasonable" gun control. He
expects you to agree, and if you don't he'll still make sure he tries to pass it. Be prepared to be demonized for even considerring the idea that
American's have the right to own a gun for self defense. Be ready to be called blood thirsty, rabid, unreasonable, and worse. We've seen it before and
we're being warned that it is coming again.
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