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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LOL...I purchased a gun for my own protection. It will be used for the protection from mobs. I purchase it from a sporting goods store.
Then buy a lower receiver if you can’t afford a complete AR.
I’m not buying guns. I’ve got guns. I’m stocking up on ammo. A gun ain’t a gun without ammo.
My husband has a gun but I’m not buying a gun...yet.
But I will be taking courses this summer how to perserve food like good old fashion canning and pickling.
I think the economy will take a dumper as Obama starts his Carter style policies that will cause more problems down the road.
Everything will be taxed to holy hell and stagnation will florish.
Watch the underground markets have a brisk business.
You got it, FRiend.
if you folks start a bow thread or list please ping me to it. it is of great interest to me, but I know very little about it.
anyone have experience with the Liberty bow? very compact and looks intriguing.
wish I knew how to link! 8-)
You got it, FRiend.
What, pray tell, are THEY planning to do with the weapons? That isn't good.
I think you mean Austrian.
Those down under are our friends and allies.
He is real close to stealing those votes!
That statement is the perfect description of the reason why we need to be ready. It is why people are buying guns and ammunition at a high rate. One would hope that they aren't needed, but if they are, one will be very glad that they have these tools.
The founders put the second amendment in the constitution for one very significant purpose. It's the reset button for the constitution. Never forget that.
Yes, they are our mates, but the roll up of their right to keep and bear was pretty gruesome.
Oh boy, FRiend, my imagination is CERTAINLY my own worst enemy, whether it be things relating to politics or my personal life.
I haven’t a clue. The gun store owner was perplexed as well.
I’ll be finding my way out to most of you FReepers from inside the belly of the beast.
Just so you know...your tagline is freaking me out.
Now how did I know you lived in NY?
Oh yeah, I live in NYC.
Along with our repressive garbage laws...
It probably should, I don’t think there’s a way he’ll “allow” us to be the way we are.
When They Come For My Gun, They'll Have To Grab It By The Barrel
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