Skip to comments.Barack Obama called for a total handgun ban in 1996
Posted on 09/29/2008 9:06:13 AM PDT by Winged Hussar
The Politico hosts a questionnaire that Obama filled out when he was running for Congress in 1996. Here is a screenshot of the relevant parts.
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I suppose he’ll be saying he “pushed the wrong button” again.
Carol Anne Harwell has been a political activist for over 25 years.She has worked in many campaigns including: 1st ward coordinator - Harold Washington, Mayor 83 - 87; office manager - Danny Davis alderman, commissioner and congressman; campaign manager - Sam Burrell, alderman; campaign manger - Barbara McGowan, commissioner; campaign manager - Barack Obama, state senator; deputy campaign manager - Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator; volunteer coordinator - David Orr, county clerk.
Carol Anne Harwell is 1st Vice-President of the Westside Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and is the current Political Action Director of the Illinois State Conference of Branches for the NAACP.She has been Political Action Chair and State Secretary for IVI-IPO and received the Edwin Astor Special Service Award from them in 2002.She serves on the board of the Illinois Hunger Coalition, the Columbus Park Advisory Committee and is a member of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators.
now that’s what should be in an NRA ad
gonna go over real well in rural colorado and penn
keep it coming!
It also says he is against capital punishment, which in only partially true. He supports capital punishment of the most innocent of innocents for the crime of being conceived at an inconvenient time.
Anchor: Has Senator Obama ever supported a total ban on handguns?
Spokesman: Absolutely not. That is a lie. The Republicans have been saying this, and they know it's a lie. You should be ashamed for spreading such stuff.
Anchor: I have a piece of paper signed by Senator Obama which calls for a total ban of handguns, sir.
Spokesman: Well, that was signed by an intern. Everyone knows about that. Senator Obama never saw that -- I can't believe that you are spreading these Republican lies.
Anchor: Sir, I have another piece of paper, this one contains handwritten notations from Senator Obama, so we know he saw this, and he signed it, and it calls for a ban on handgun.
Spokesman: This is outrageous! It's just not true! Look, McCain's foreign policy is totally off-base, and, and ... bin laden is still out there!
Here is an article from the San Francisco Chronical in Feb. 2008 that expands a little bit on Obamas changing position on not only the handgun ban, but on another change....the death penalty. It also says that according to the Chicago Tribune, he still endorsed the gun ban as late as 2004 while running for the Senate. Can we find that article?
“I suppose hell be saying he pushed the wrong button again.”
I read the letter his people sent to radio stations threatening legal action if they ran NRA ads.
The logic goes like this: Obama’s CURRENT platform does not include handgun bans, so it’s a LIE to insist that he supports them.
With material like this (and all the other stuff), any other campaign besides McCain would have blasted Obama off the map. He’s got RINOs running his campaign.
And RINOs are never ruthless or determined to win at all costs.
“They will find the stability they seek among the fossils of our time.”
McCain needs to run against Obama 1995-May 2008, not Obama October 2008. His views for all those years are QUITE a bit different than what is spewing from his mouth today.
Seig Heil!! Der Führer speaks with forked tongue.
The first thing a would be dictator does is to grab the guns.
Just a matter of time before we have to choose which train to be put on to be made into soap or lampshades.
We’ve been over this one before. His response is that _he_ didn’t fill it out, a staffer did. You know, plausable deniability...
If the leftmedia fulfills its usual role as a de facto DNC propaganda organ, 0bama won't have to say anything. This information will be buried.
Democrats have been lying about this for months. As another poster noted, McCains campaign will be too stupid or infiltrated by RINO’s to actually use this information.
Just a matter of time before we have to choose how many we’re going to take with us.
So if he becomes President and signs a bill to turn over control of the United States to Iran, he will excuse this act of treason by saying he didn’t read what he was signing.
U.S. Senator, let alone POTUS, is obviously well above his pay grade.
Halbrook contends that the history of Germany might have been changed if more of its citizens had been armed, and if the right to bear arms had been enshrined it Germany's culture and constitution. Halbrook points out that while resistance took place in many parts of occupied Europe, there was almost no resistance in Germany itself, because the Nazis had enjoyed years in which they could enforce the gun laws to ensure that no potential opponent of the regime had the means to resist.
Phil, maybe I am being oversensitive today, but your image is really over the top. Makes our reasoned attacks (and parodies) of Obama lose credibility. I don’t think being the site that posts images of Obama as Hitler really does free Republic much good.
I’m sure we agree on all the important issues, but this is an issue of perception, and your image comes off badly to me.
“Phil, maybe I am being oversensitive today, but your image is really over the top. Makes our reasoned attacks (and parodies) of Obama lose credibility. I dont think being the site that posts images of Obama as Hitler really does free Republic much good.”
Godwin’s Law does come to mind, but remember that Godwin’s Law ceases to apply when someone really behaves like a Nazi, Fascist, Stalinist, or other totalitarian. The Clinton campaign alleges that the Obama campaign intimidated voters in Nevada, and Governor Blunt alleges that Obama is using law enforcement resources to intimidate his critics. These are definitely Brownshirt tactics .
On the other hand, the Left will doubtlessly bleat “Godwin’s Law,” so maybe we should just portray Obama as Boss Tweed (well known for election fraud and strongarm tactics) instead. I think I can get a public domain picture of Boss Tweed onto which to photomanipulate Barry’s face.
Dang staffers. Hey, can you give me some insight as to how this guy can't even supervise or control his staff is going to run a country? Seriesly, who would he blame all this on if he was el-presidente? Staffers? Interns? Cabinet members? Iran launches a nuke and he says his staffers filled out the form. Oh really?
Everybody who is nobody speaks for this guy. Then he blames it on somebody else because he doesn't event know what's going on.
I swear I think they picked a guy with a low IQ, severe ADD or some other malady. You can control anybody who doesn't have the mental ability to even keep up.
I found this elsewhere on the web ;^)
Moynihan Asks Big Tax Increase On Ammunition
By ADAM CLYMER,
Published: November 4, 1993
Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan said today that he would insist that President Clinton’s health-care plan include a huge increase in Federal taxes on handgun ammunition that would make some especially destructive bullets unaffordable.
The New York Democrat has often contended that the best way to attack gun violence would be to restrict the sale of ammunition, not guns. Today, for instance, he noted that the nation has a 200-year supply of guns but only a 4-year supply of ammunition.
“Guns don’t kill people; bullets do,” he told the Senate as he introduced his legislation today. “It is time the Federal Government began taxing handgun ammunition used in crime out of existence.”