Skip to comments.Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Issues Open Letter Regarding Obama
Posted on 10/17/2008 9:51:22 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson Issues Open Letter to Nation's Sportsmen Regarding Obama's History in the Illinois Senate
Last update: 1:06 a.m. EDT Oct. 15, 2008
CHICAGO, Oct 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ --
The following is the text of an open letter to the nation's hunters and sportsmen issued today by Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson:
Hello, my name is Rich Pearson and I have been active in the firearm rights movement for over 40 years. For the past 15 years, I have served in the Illinois state capitol as the chief lobbyist for the Illinois State Rifle Association.
I lobbied Barack Obama extensively while he was an Illinois State Senator. As a result of that experience, I know Obama's attitudes toward guns and gun owners better than anyone. The truth be told, in all my years in the Capitol I have never met a legislator who harbors more contempt for the law-abiding firearm owner than does Barack Obama.
Although Obama claims to be an advocate for the 2nd Amendment, his voting record in the Illinois Senate paints a very different picture. While a state senator, Obama voted for a bill that would ban nearly every hunting rifle, shotgun and target rifle owned by Illinois citizens. That same bill would authorize the state police to raid homes of gun owners to forcibly confiscate banned guns. Obama supported a bill that would shut down law-abiding firearm manufacturers including Springfield Armory, Armalite, Rock River Arms and Les Baer. Obama also voted for a bill that would prohibit law-abiding citizens from purchasing more than one gun per month.
Without a doubt, Barack Obama has proven himself to be an enemy of the law abiding firearm owner. At the same time, Obama has proven himself to be a friend to the hardened criminal. While a state senator, Obama voted 4 times against legislation that would allow a homeowner to use a firearm in defense of home and family.
Does Barack Obama still sound to you like a "friend" of the law-abiding gun owner?
And speaking of friends, you can always tell a person by the company they keep. Obama counts among his friends the Rev. Michael Pfleger - a renegade Chicago priest who has openly called for the murder of gun shop owners and pro-gun legislators. Then there is his buddy Richard Daley, the mayor of Chicago who has declared that if it were up to him, nobody would be allowed to own a gun. And let's not forget Obama's pal George Soros - the guy who has pumped millions of dollars into the UN's international effort to disarm law-abiding citizens. Obama has shown that he is more than willing to use other people's money to fund his campaign to take your guns away from you. While a board member of the leftist Joyce Foundation, Barack Obama wrote checks for tens of millions of dollars to extremist gun control organizations such as the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and the Violence Policy Center.
Does Barack Obama still sound to you like a "friend" of the law-abiding gun owner?
By now, I'm sure that many of you have received mailings from an organization called "American Hunters and Shooters Association(AHSA)" talking about what a swell fellow Obama is and how he honors the 2nd Amendment and how you will never have to worry about Obama coming to take your guns. Let me make it perfectly clear - everything the AHSA says about Obama is pure hogwash. The AHSA is headed by a group of left-wing elitists who subscribe to the British view of hunting and shooting. That is, a state of affairs where hunting and shooting are reserved for the wealthy upper-crust who can afford guided hunts on exclusive private reserves. The AHSA is not your friend, never will be.
In closing, I'd like to remind you that I'm a guy who has actually gone nose to nose with Obama on gun rights issues. The Obama I know cannot even begin to identify with this nation's outdoor traditions. The Obama I know sees you, the law abiding gun owner, as nothing but a low-class lummox who is easily swayed by the flash of a smile and a ration of rosy rhetoric. The Obama I know is a stony-faced liar who has honed his skill at getting what he wants - so long as people are willing to give it to him.
That's the Barack Obama I know.
The ISRA is the state's leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Founded in 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners. WEB SITE: http://www.isra.org SOURCE Illinois State Rifle Association
****So much for anyone saying that Obama is pro-2nd Amendment. I received this in email a short time ago. ***
I wish all members of the IBEW could see this. their last magazine was a total “worship Obama and Biden” issue.
The reality is: Obama is NOT pro-Constitution or any right it grants and assures to an American citizen. He is contemptable, certainly not an American, and a radical communist who would turn American into a second-rate Euro-socialist dictatorship if he could get away with it. Certainly with the help of the pinko Congress, thanks to the voting fools of 2006, he might try it.
It is all a bad dream right out of the Communist Manifesto...
I have been in total agreement on this for months.
Americans need to realize that Barack Obama is a Stalinist who has zero interest in allowing the Second Amendment to exist.
We would all be wise to...
Are the NRA ads running yet anywhere? We need a blitzkrieg against the Stalinist.
I think the NRA ads are hitting the Battleground states this weekend if they are not already on the air in some places.
Bingo — Communist is right!
This is my favorite part: everything the AHSA says about Obama is pure hogwash — that was short and to the point!
I would find it bizarre for any legitimate gun owner to vote for
Obama. The raging socialism of BO, Pelosi, and Reid absolutely
fears the personal responsibility inherent in gun ownership. They
will immediately restrict free speech and persecute anyone that attempts
to use facts to argue against their takeover of the USA. I dont know
who said this first but it needs to be repeated often ..
The 2nd amendment is Americas reset button.
Agree with you 100% — 2nd amendment means everything to this Country. Never thought about it before but the 2nd amendment is what guarantees our freedoms. But then we never faced someone running for President I believe is a Communist before either. Still remember the article I read that said Socialism is a ‘nice’ word for Communism.
Thanks....I’ve already emailed to a bunch of family & friends. Including the lib brother who *gasp* hunts. ;)
Is there a Bang-list that you can search by state?
It is high time to put together a ping list for the battleground states and encourage freepers to get out there with the signs and banners and take it to the streets and rallies.
Now is the time for all good men to fight./!/
Well yes, Ma’am....I DO like that sign!!!!!
We have state groups on here. I know OK has a ping list but we are solid red. I am not sure about other states.
I figured this was the perfect thread for the sign. Says it all!
The Journal is always like that. “Vote democrat or life will be a living hell”. I got fed up with them and sent a really nasty email. Added at the bottom of it to stop sending their crappy propaganda to us.
All my hubby’s crews are McCain/Palin. They’re extremely excited about Sarah.
Love that he called them Palin/McCain Signs - LOL!!!
Somebody PLEASE put this guy in an ad.
It was a pleasure to wake up to the sound of REAL Americans!
I love that sign! During the last presidential election, our Bush/Cheney sign was stolen and the jerks also did a wheelie down in our front yard! We live in the mountains and it’s very rural. This year I have a surprise for anyone who tries to “grab” my sign. Let’s say...they’ll be sorry!
I encourage everyone to write a letter to the editor of their local and state papers. Please put this information into print for people to read.
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