Skip to comments.Guns are 'flying off the shelf'
Posted on 11/14/2008 10:58:06 AM PST by rellimpank
It's been a week and a half since Barack Obama was elected president. He won't take office for another two months. But he's already got one big group of Americans on their feet.
What is Barack Obama's position on the right to bear arms? Sen. Obama's campaign Web site says he "respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms." It promises he will "protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport and use guns."
Seeking to reassure gun owners, Mr. Obama told a campaign audience in Ohio in October: "I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won't take your handgun away."
But the crowds mobbing America's gun stores this week say a large number of Americans -- including first-time gun buyers -- don't believe him.
In 2003, while serving in the Illinois Legislature, Mr. Obama voted in favor of a bill in the Judiciary Committee that would have made it illegal to "knowingly manufacture, deliver or possess" so-called "semi-automatic assault weapons," reports Chris Cox, chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association. "Under this bill, a firearm did not actually have to be semi-automatic to be banned. According to definitions in the bill, all single-shot and double-barreled shotguns 28-gauge or larger, and many semi-automatic shotguns of the same size, would be banned as 'assault weapons.'
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"I will not take your shotgun away LIAR!
I will not take your rifle away LIAR!
I won't take your handgun away LIAR!
Oh, THE ONE won’t do it. The nice big guys from ATF will do it. ;o)
Look for Australian style programs manufacturing armchair felons.
tsk tsk tsk...silly electorate!
“I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won’t take your handgun away.” .................................. I believe him, I really believe him, after all he made a “Campaign Promise”, why would I not believe it? ;o)
Why wouldn't they be? Oboma wants to start his own civilian army.
Instead of sugarplums this season, visions of Joseph Stalin are dancing in every ones head!
“I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won’t take your handgun away.”
You’re damn right, you won’t, bucko.
Translation for the Greek impaired?
I din’t buy a rifle because I’m afraid Obama will outlaw guns. I bought one for my own protection from the mobs running through neighborhoods looking for food! And that’s probably the reason most are buying weapons. Think about it, why a run on gun stores if you already own guns? I think most of the buyers are first time buyers like me.
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I wrote “didn’t” as “din’t” Sounds like a black girl. Earlier I saw a post where “trillion” was written “trillin”. Is this stuff contagious?
I applied at our local PD yesterday for my first ever LTC. They said they have never seen so many applications as the last couple of months.
I bought a shotgun last night. Just doing my part....
Computers have caused that.
Spell check should take care of it, but on the screen is not link on paper.
Much harder to see errors.
Of course, this could all change at the drop of a liberal puke congress hat (small c now - it isn't worth capitalizing).
I've often wondered, if in the case of true attempted confiscation of all guns, whether dealers would toe the line and not 'lose' their books.
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