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Obama: ‘I’m Not Going to Take Your Guns Away’
Wall Street Journal ^ | September 5, 2008 | Christopher Cooper

Posted on 09/05/2008 2:32:16 PM PDT by neverdem

The Obama campaign talks a lot about new ideas and expanding the political map, but in the swing state of Pennsylvania, which the campaign has focused on almost exclusively since the Democratic convention, old-school issues still rise to the fore.

The latest example came Friday during a small political event at SCHOTT North America Inc., a glass factory in Duryea, Pa., where even a hand-picked crowd threw Barack Obama a curve ball.

A woman in the crowd told Obama she had “heard a rumor” that he might be planning some sort of gun ban upon being elected president. Obama trotted out his standard policy stance, that he had a deep respect for the “traditions of gun ownership” but favored measures in big cities to keep guns out of the hands of “gang bangers and drug dealers’’ in big cities “who already have them and are shooting people.”

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To: conservativeharleyguy

Bookmark!!


151 posted on 09/05/2008 4:33:19 PM PDT by musicman (Sarah Palin Runs A STATE - Barack Obama Runs His MOUTH)
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To: ajwharton
>>"Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress"

There's a sales point...what a dope.

And the media complains that Palin is an ignorant neophyte..?

152 posted on 09/05/2008 4:37:54 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: neverdem

You’re right, Hussein. You won’t.


153 posted on 09/05/2008 4:42:41 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (Just say NObama!)
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To: neverdem

“Obama: ‘I’m Not Going to Take Your Guns Away’”

Well, for once you got something right.


154 posted on 09/05/2008 4:44:19 PM PDT by yazoo
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To: neverdem

No, but the farleft activist judges that Nobama puts on the SCOTUS will.


155 posted on 09/05/2008 4:44:58 PM PDT by AdvisorB (Baraq is the Arabic name of the winged horse that took mohammed to paradise from the DomeoftheRock)
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To: neverdem
I will not take them away. I am the Messiah. You will hand them over to me willingly.
156 posted on 09/05/2008 4:51:33 PM PDT by Boss_Jim_Gettys (tagline under construction)
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To: neverdem
It would behoove you to realize that fact before we have to use them on you.....
157 posted on 09/05/2008 4:51:44 PM PDT by Feckless (En Temps)
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To: Mr.Smorch

DESPERATION !

What a jerk. “can you hear me in the back”. “this couldn’t be the reason not to vote for me”.

Obama is rapidly descending into a historical footnote. The first African American nominee for POTUS.

I still cannot believe the democrats nominated this amateur.


158 posted on 09/05/2008 4:55:27 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: neverdem
Obama trotted out his standard policy stance, that he had a deep respect for the “traditions of gun ownership by bitter people”
159 posted on 09/05/2008 5:02:17 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Does it get any better than Sarah Palin?)
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To: musicman

Straight from America’s oldest and largest Civil Rights Organization, the National Rifle Association.


160 posted on 09/05/2008 5:03:19 PM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Obammunists: Millions fooled daily!!!)
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To: neverdem
favored measures in big cities to keep guns out of the hands of “gang bangers and drug dealers’’ in big cities “who already have them and are shooting people.”

So what LAW will take those guns away and prevent them from getting more?

161 posted on 09/05/2008 5:04:51 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: neverdem

Ya, you’re not going to take our guns away. And today Joe Biden said you’re not going to raise taxes.


162 posted on 09/05/2008 5:05:44 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: All

Yea, HE won’t.. the new army of domestic security will. But remember, it’s for your own good.


163 posted on 09/05/2008 5:09:36 PM PDT by newnhdad
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To: skr

You ask, “How about the bullets?”

Let me quote Menachem Begin on that. When the British were confiscating Jewish guns just before Israeli independence, they sent an emissary to ask if Begin would have his group turn in their guns. The answer he sent back was, “No, but we will be happy to let you have some bullets.”


164 posted on 09/05/2008 5:18:16 PM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (Patriotism to DemocRats is like sunlight to Dracula.)
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To: neverdem
“This can’t be the reason not to vote for me. Can everyone hear me in the back? I see a couple of sportsmen back there. I’m not going to take away your guns.’’

Ahhhh...... the desperation...... sweet! :D

165 posted on 09/05/2008 5:21:34 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: downtownconservative
Just how exactly does a gun ban work on felons who already possess them illegally? Someone help me understand.

Simple... He will just pass a law.

166 posted on 09/05/2008 5:36:38 PM PDT by dearolddad (Like $4.00 + gas? Be sure to thank a democrap.)
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To: neverdem

No Obama will not take guns from anyone. He’ll appoint ACLU judges to do it for him.

This guy is slippery when dry. He was against the 2nd Amendment before the ink was dry.


167 posted on 09/05/2008 5:37:53 PM PDT by romanesq
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To: snowsislander

Thanks. I wanted to post it in comment# 1. I forgot.


168 posted on 09/05/2008 5:44:41 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: cyberslave
Obama also went to “Happy Valley” and told the kids at Penn State that he was happy to be with the “Natty Lion.”

Thank God he didn't say "nappy". We'd never hear the end of it.

169 posted on 09/05/2008 5:47:07 PM PDT by gundog (John McCain is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.)
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To: HattonFarmer
Whoever he or his minions send to take my guns will get them but not until I use them a time or two.

Now there's a good slogan: "Before you get my guns, you're going to get my bullets."
170 posted on 09/05/2008 5:55:21 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: gswilder
"... I still cannot believe the democrats nominated this amateur."

I can almost understand his appeal to Democrats, but I am thoroughly stumped as to who in the Hell thought that Sen. Biden would be a good idea, much less the reasoning that he brought foreign policy experience to Obama's table.

Yeah, Biden is just GREAT for foreign policy if you're a Cold War-era Soviet, a radical Iranian student hostage-taker in Teheran, a Sandinista, Moammar Khadafy, or Saddam Hussein. You'll love him!

171 posted on 09/05/2008 5:59:41 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: EdReform

Thanks for the link.


172 posted on 09/05/2008 6:03:13 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: VR4

Crap. I’ve been looking out the back door for Mount Nitaly all day...


173 posted on 09/05/2008 6:20:22 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And that's the end of that show! Doink!)
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To: cyberslave
He actually said Nitaly Lions.

In 2004 Kerry won PA by 1/2 of the votes by which Bush won Ohio (PA -75,000 v. OH +150,000). There are plenty of votes for Palin in this state. Why do you think Obama has been spending so much time here? It was a battleground state last time, and given Barry's gun grabbing record in the state with the highest percentage of NRA members in the country, it's going to be contested territory again.

174 posted on 09/05/2008 6:25:52 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And that's the end of that show! Doink!)
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To: squidly
"that [O-ver] wants to appoint more judges like "Breyer, Ginsberg, and Souter,"

Their dissent on Heller was barely coherent. And someone made fun of Clarence Thomas's writing? his opinions are gems!!!

Sarah, thank you THANK YOU thank you! for giving us the option to vote for you and SCOTUS without crossing our fingers this time.

175 posted on 09/05/2008 6:29:51 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: hsalaw

It is in a WSJ blog and not the main paper but it is there as a quote. Pure desperation if accurate. Clearly he is campaigning above his weight class - and pay grade.


176 posted on 09/05/2008 6:43:48 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: 38special

Check with your local republican party and see if you can help. Maybe it is a state thing, but our Florida county’s GOP ran a voter registration drive outside last week’s gun show.


177 posted on 09/05/2008 6:45:35 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: Ancesthntr

“I see a couple of sportsmen back there.”

Translation: “I see a couple of bitter white dudes back there shaking there heads.”


178 posted on 09/05/2008 6:47:01 PM PDT by pangaea6
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To: gswilder
I still cannot believe the democrats nominated this amateur.

It's easy to understand. They wanted someone to be a figurehead, someone they can easily control. You don't put someone in power that can think for themselves if you have an agenda like that. The only reason that Biden is the VP candidate is so that he can be near enough to him to keep him from f'n up. Sort of what they have been accusing Cheney of over the last 8 yrs.

179 posted on 09/05/2008 6:47:53 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: 38special
Gun show tomorrow in my hometown. I plan on going.

Take along some voter registration forms, and hand them out along with a comment about Obambi's "controlling guns in cities" comment. A "city" to Obambi is probably more than 5 people in one place.

180 posted on 09/05/2008 6:53:12 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: pangaea6

I mean what does a sportsman look like? Did these guys come to work dressed in camo and their orange hat? How would Barak know?


181 posted on 09/05/2008 6:53:54 PM PDT by pangaea6
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To: neverdem
"...I see a couple of sportsmen back there. I’m not going to take away your guns."

I wonder, exactly, how he recognized that they were "sportsmen" - were they carrying guns? Not likely... were they wearing orange vests (maybe they were Hillary supporters... PUMA and all that)? Did they have 'coon-skin caps? (can I say " 'coon-skin"?) Does he just "know them on sight"? Hard to recognize a sportsman... or a sportswoman... Maybe they just looked "clingy" (or "sporty", my wife says...)
182 posted on 09/05/2008 6:57:02 PM PDT by TxPhysicist (Police response is 15 minutes, mine is about 15 seconds -- does that make me a first responder?)
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To: The KG9 Kid
So he tried again. “Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress,’’ he said. “This can’t be the reason not to vote for me.

The h*ll it can't.

Since you're so smart, Lord Obama, let's see if you read Greek: MΩΛΩN ΛABE.

183 posted on 09/05/2008 7:01:00 PM PDT by Campion
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To: Ancesthntr

I was in a plant a couple months back and everyone was dressed up and everybody watching everything, and I asked what was up. They said Harry Reid was due in for a visit that day, so I went about my business. Well, Harry never made it to the part of the plant where I was working which made me glad, because I’m sure I would have said something like “I’d call you a C..k s....r, but that would suggest you serve a useful purpose!”, and then the Secret Service would shoot me or something. So I was glad he never came back where I was.


184 posted on 09/05/2008 7:13:53 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: TxPhysicist
I wonder, exactly, how he recognized that they were "sportsmen" - were they carrying guns? Not likely... were they wearing orange vests (maybe they were Hillary supporters... PUMA and all that)? Did they have 'coon-skin caps? (can I say " 'coon-skin"?) Does he just "know them on sight"? Hard to recognize a sportsman... or a sportswoman... Maybe they just looked "clingy" (or "sporty", my wife says...) Maybe it was Cheney or Todd Palin.
185 posted on 09/05/2008 7:15:31 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Shooter 2.5

“The NRA is waiting for you to join instead of sitting on the sidelines like the 75 million gun owners who are always waiting for someone else to do something.”

Excuse me, I AM a member of the NRA and have been for YEARS.


186 posted on 09/05/2008 7:34:15 PM PDT by jim35 ("...when the lion and the lamb lie down together, ...we'd better damn sure be the lion")
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To: Popman
Clearly he does not understand the true problem, which is the 2nd amendment is a fundamental right.

Excellent point. Any politician worth his salt would instinctively refer to the sanctity of the 2nd amendment, not to the lack of votes in Congress. This shows not only a lack of respect for the Constitution but a fundamental arrogance that believes that a majority in Congress can nullify a constitutional right.

187 posted on 09/05/2008 8:29:31 PM PDT by JrsyJack
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To: neverdem
Obama: ‘I’m Not Going to Take Your Guns Away’

You're absolutely right you're not going to take my guns away.

You just want other people with guns to come to us and TRY to take them away.

188 posted on 09/05/2008 8:36:04 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (McCain/Palin 2008 : Palin the Paladin 2012)
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To: neverdem

For some reason, I wish someone would dryly reply “We are men of action, lies do not become us.”


189 posted on 09/05/2008 8:53:32 PM PDT by supercat
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To: Ancesthntr

What National Guard??? They will not be a National Guard when Barry gets done. So, he will have to send out only the ATF (which he will make bigger).


190 posted on 09/05/2008 9:32:51 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: EdReform; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ...


Libertarian ping! To be added or removed freepmail me or post a message here.
191 posted on 09/05/2008 10:09:02 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Obama trotted out his standard policy stance, that he had a deep respect for the "traditions of gun ownership" but favored measures in big cities to keep guns out of the hands of "gang bangers and drug dealers" in big cities "who already have them and are shooting people."
His favored measures? Universal gun confiscation.
192 posted on 09/05/2008 11:40:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: squidly
I'm sure I remember (with my VERY suspect memory) reading somewhere that Obama has said “I don't think people should be allowed to own guns.” or something very similar. Does anyone have a source for that?
193 posted on 09/06/2008 12:31:03 AM PDT by Southbound (("A liar in public life is worse than a full-paid-up communist, and I don't care who he is." HST.))
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To: neverdem

oba mao’s pathetic.


194 posted on 09/06/2008 5:34:49 AM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Southbound

I’ve never seen it in print but I’m sure he said it.


195 posted on 09/06/2008 8:39:13 AM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: neverdem

I don’t want to hear a candidate say he won’t continue to infringe on my rights, I want to hear a candidate declare that he will defend and expand my rights.

There’s a hugh difference.


196 posted on 09/06/2008 9:06:16 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (She has a stronger resume than Obama. She's been a real mayor, he hasn't. She has been a real govern)
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To: Southbound
I'm sure I remember (with my VERY suspect memory) reading somewhere that Obama has said “I don't think people should be allowed to own guns.” or something very similar. Does anyone have a source for that?

Close. He's against concealed carry, semi-autos of all kinds, virtually all rifle ammunition used for hunting, etc. and his for any local infringements.

On the Second Amendment, Don’t Believe Obama!

http://gunbanobama.com/

197 posted on 09/06/2008 11:21:32 AM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: neverdem

Shoot to Thrill


198 posted on 09/06/2008 12:04:43 PM PDT by Lady GOP
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To: neverdem

You’re welcome!


199 posted on 09/06/2008 1:13:47 PM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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BTTT



200 posted on 09/06/2008 3:29:55 PM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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