Skip to comments.NRA Begins Push To Tarnish Obama On Guns
Posted on 09/24/2008 5:54:24 AM PDT by SJackson
The defining moment in the National Rifle Association's eight-figure advertising offensive against Barack Obama takes place about 15 seconds into a new spot featuring Karl Rusch, a white, middle aged Virginian clad in hunting gear.
After claiming that Obama supports "a huge new tax on my guns and ammo," Rusch closes the door of his truck and turns directly to the camera.
"Where is this guy from?" he asks. "He's probably never been hunting a day in his life."
The spot, the Washington Post points out, is a "huge stretch" - the claim that Obama wants to institute a large tax on guns and ammo, for instance, rests on a few words in an essentially irrelevant and vaguely-worded newspaper article from nine years ago.
But the point is clear: If you're a hunter, Barack Obama is not anything like you. And if he doesn't understand your concerns, he sure doesn't deserve your vote.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...
In fact Obama supported banning ammunition, in a "vague" declaration completed for the Independent Voters of Illinois Independent Precinct Organization in which Obama declared his positions on a number of topics, including
35. Do you support legislation to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of
While a complete ban on handguns is not politically practicable , I believe reasonable restrictions on the sale and possession of handguns are necessary to protect the public safety. In the Illinois Senate last year, I supported a package of bills to limit individual Illinoisans to purchasing one handgun a month; require all promoters and sellers at firearms shows to carry a state license; allow civil liability for death or injuries caused by handguns ; and require FOID applicants to apply in person. I would support similar efforts at the federal level , including retaining the Brady Law.
b. assault weapons?
c. ammunition for handguns and assault weapons?
I would support banning the sale of ammunition for assault weapons and limiting the sale of ammunition for handguns
Among other goodies from his IVI-IPO 2004 US SENATE QUESTIONNAIRE
A living Constitution
Publicly funded partial birth abortion.
Abortion on demand for minors without parental consent
An assault weapon ban which includes a ban on "assault weapon ammunition", along with restricted access to handguns and ammunition bans.
An end to discrimination against gays in society and the military
Increased reliance on the UN
A reduction in military spending
Normalization with Cuba
Tougher enviornmental laws including tough emission schedules
No drilling in ANWAR
Increased Federal funding of railways, including local commutor lines
A more progressive income tax
A cap on consumer loan interest rates and ATM fees
Universal single payer health care
Supplemental food programs and increases in food stamp, Head Start, school lunchs-you get the idea relative to existing programs.
Funding to develop affordable housing, restrictions favoring low income at the expense of market rate housing.
An end to discrimination in lending based on source of income
Insreased aid to education
Hate crime legislation and an end to racial profiling
Increased funding for tha arts
Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment
Right to strike for Federal employees
Pay equity for women
Federal living wage
Drivers license and path to citizenship for illegals
Welfare, social security and medicaid to illegals
Axelrod to Obama, “Quick, drop the basketball and get into your camo and find a duckblind!”
The NRA message must be getting out if people like Biden have to stump about 2nd Amendment protection.
I hope he does that—a new Dukakis moment. Can you picture him in hunting gear with those big ears sticking out!!!!!
Certainly a valid question concerning B Hussein Obama...
He may have been to Islamic extemists’ training camp; they practice with AK-47s.
Good. I find this news comforting.
“Can you picture him in hunting gear with those big ears sticking out!!!!!”
Now that was not a nice thing to say - some of us conseratives have big ears...
Here in the belly of the liberal beast we have Devil Patrick, Obama’s buddy. I can only imagine Obama will be just as bad if not worse than him on guns. We got lucky this time when the legislators surprisingly stood up for us by shooting down his fee increases. Next time we might not be so lucky.
The best thing about big ears is not hunting in the woods, but hunting with your spouse.
“Can I get me a huntin’ license heyah?”
Was it during Devil's watch that Mass banned mail order of reloading components? Last year I ordered some from Midway, and the sale would not go through because of it. Empty brass.
It worked out fine, in the end. I had a suplus of stainless stock from a discontinued item, so went to the local scrap yard to cash it in...and what did I see but BARRELLS of once-fired brass from some range.
So I bought brass scrap.
The MSM writes to tell us not to trust what the MSM writes.
kin I gets me a huntin license here
Awesome detail of a CLEAR statement...not vague...appreciate the post.
Ah, yes. More of that straight-arow, non biased reporting from the network that brought you Rathergate.