Skip to comments.USA Firearms Grab-Will The Real Obama Please Stand Up?
Posted on 03/01/2009 7:08:29 AM PST by Sasparilla
"My first priority will be to reinstate the assault weapons ban as soon as I take office. Within 90 days, we will go back after kitchen table dealers, and work to end the gun show and internet sales loopholes. In the first year, I intend to work with Congress on a national no carry law, 1 gun a month purchase limits, and bans on all semi-automatic guns." Barack Obama, VPC Fund Raiser, 2007 *(note: The Violence Policy Center denies that Obama ever said the above.)
Bill Clinton didn't inhale, but Barack Obama did, and blew smoke when he answered in the following questions when he was running for the Illinois state Senate. A Chicago nonprofit organization, Independent Voters of Illinois, asked these questions of him: # 35. Do you support state legislation to: a. ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns? Yes. b. ban assault weapons? Yes. c. mandatory waiting periods and background checks? Yes.
Two years later, Barack Obama answered by marking with an X to each statement he agreed with on the "Project Vote Smart Illinois State Legislative Election 1998 National Political Awareness Test" below. www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=9490#826 Vote Smart says he refused to participate in a similar survey in 2008. Read how he answered in 1998...
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At least 48% of the country isn’t particularly surprised.
And in a related “man bites dog” story. Both Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have vowed to prevent this. It appears that they really like being the majority party and, having learned their lesson in 1994, plan to keep it that way.
It will be interesting (if one wants to use that word) to watch Pelosi et al. While they hope to retire from Congress with both an advanced age and even more advanced bank account and personal agenda, Obama has one shot to do his work. Do they risk their power to support his?
They wait for a shooting “incident” and they try to push this through.
There have a been a couple of times where incidents have been nipped in the bud by CCW holders. The media have buried these.
And they will continue to bury them. Dare I say they’ll bury them, even when such an act is committed in the immediate proximity of an elected official, with a person carrying concealed eliminating the threat.
This is not a ringing endorsement of the second amendment as an individual right. Before the NRA or anybody else gets all dewy eyed over Our Miss Nancy, please note that she did NOT say that she opposed an "assault weapons ban" or any other kind of weapon's ban or that she would do anything to keep one from coming to the floor. What she did was use an element of Bush rhetoric in public. Her position now seems to be similar to that of President Bush when asked if he would sign an extension of the original AWB, which was that he would sign it if it came to his desk.
If HR45 or any other legislation violating the second amendment makes it out of committee look for the Speaker to support it.
Any expanded AWB bill will have HR 45 with an insurance requirement added to it.
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