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  • Obama Victory Means ‘Stronger Support for Sensible Gun Laws’

    11/05/2008 1:29:29 PM PST · by pissant · 124 replies · 4,656+ views
    CNS ^ | 11/5/08 | Susan Jones
    The strong Election Day showing for Democrats signals stronger support for “sensible gun laws” in this country and a “significant setback” for the National Rifle Association, a gun control group said Tuesday night. The Brady Campaign issued a statement even before Sen. Barack Obama was declared the winner, saying the political environment is better than it’s been in years for “progress on gun violence prevention.” The NRA spent millions on ads during the campaign, warning that Sen. Barack Obama would be the most anti-gun president in American history. But according to the Brady Campaign, the NRA failed to deliver its...
  • It was guns, not race, that affected Bradley

    11/05/2008 4:06:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 847+ views ^ | November 4, 2008 | Joe Mathews
    Nelson Rising, chairman of Tom Bradley’s 1982 campaign for California governor, still remembers the phone call. Bradley called him shortly after 4 a.m. on a long Election Night, when it was clear Bradley had lost to Republican George Deukmejian. “You were right,” Bradley told Rising a bit wearily. With those words, Bradley, the Democratic mayor of Los Angeles, acknowledged that a political mistake had cost him the governorship. And, despite all the theories that the election produced a “Bradley effect” that could hurt black candidates such as Bradley — and, a quarter-century later, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama — the...
  • Obama Promises Supreme Court That Will Destroy Second Amendment (frmr NRA pres)

    11/03/2008 5:51:15 AM PST · by connell · 32 replies · 2,356+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | Sandy Froman
    By Sandy Froman Senator Barack Obama says he will respect gun owners, but campaign talk is cheap. What gun owners must know before they vote is that Obama promises to appoint a U.S. Supreme Court that will eradicate the Second Amendment from the Constitution. On June 26, in the case District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court held in a split 5-4 decision that the Second Amendment secures a right to keep and bear arms for private citizens, and struck down the D.C. law that banned all handguns and readily-usable firearms, even in your own home. That decision turned on a...
  • Gun firm head resigns over Obama support (Montana)

    11/02/2008 6:45:13 AM PST · by dynachrome · 132 replies · 2,619+ views
    UPI ^ | 10-31-08 | uanattributed
    STEVENSVILLE, Mont., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The namesake of Montana-based Cooper Firearms has been asked to resign as president of the company after he expressed support for Barack Obama. The company said it asked Dan Cooper, founder and part owner of Cooper Firearms, to resign as president after he voiced support for the Democratic Illinois senator's bid for president in a USA Today interview published Tuesday, USA Today reported Friday. "Although we all believe everyone has a right to vote and donate as they see fit, it has become apparent that the fallout may affect more than just Mr. Cooper,"...
  • COX: Obama and guns - Words matter and the record doesn't match

    10/31/2008 4:39:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 764+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2008 | Chris W. Cox
    In speech after speech, Barack Obama has claimed he would "uphold the Second Amendment." Mr. Obama, of course, is a polished speaker who says "words matter." But records matter more. And while Mr. Obama is short on experience on most issues, he's long on anti-gun votes and even longer on rhetoric. Now's a good time to review both. One of Mr. Obama's first statements on the issue really said it all. During his first run for the Illinois Senate in... --snip-- But in 2005, he voted for a ban on all but the smallest rifle ammunition used for hunting (or...
  • Obama audio — I want to ban concealed weapons permits

    10/30/2008 11:24:58 PM PDT · by Tree of Liberty · 91 replies · 4,997+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | October 30, 2008 | n/a
    “Well I, I, I, I continue to, I continue to, uh, uh, support a ban on concealed carry laws.”I did not know that.Really, I didn’t know that Barack Obama wants to outlaw CCWs (concealed weapons permits). I thought that I’d followed this campaign closer than most, but this one got right by me. For the record, I myself hold a State of Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License, having subjected myself to a background check, paid the fee (and renewal fees) and demonstrated proficiency and responsibility with personal firearms. Hell, there was a time some years ago when I was...
  • Gun owners fret Obama White House - Voting bloc has 'deep-seated' concerns

    10/30/2008 4:21:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 72 replies · 2,637+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2008 | Jennifer Harper
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama speaks at a rally in Lancaster, Pa., on Sept. 4. He strongly denied that he had any intention of taking away anyone's shotguns, rifles or handguns. (Associated Press) The nation's gun owners have the presidential election in their sights. Some are up at arms about the prospect of future gun legislation should Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama win the White House. Others are beefing up their personal arsenals, skittish that firearms could become scarce or too expensive in the near future. "If the economy is down, and gun sales are up, it shows...
  • Voters asking: Who will take my guns?

    10/29/2008 6:52:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies · 1,563+ views
    Wayne Independent (Honesdale, PA) ^ | Oct 29, 2008 | Steve McConnell
    WAYNE COUNTY - The individual right to keep and bear arms, and whether that right deserves restrictions, has caught John McCain and Barack Obama paradoxically fighting for gun control laws in the past. Today, they are cheerleaders of the Second Amendment, according to public statements. Wayne County gun owners and the national gun lobbies, however, have mixed feelings - and some fears - on the day when either the Democrat or the Republican takes the White House. Will they take my guns, some of my guns, or no guns? Peter Snyder, a life-long Republican and hunter from Lake Ariel, does...
  • Gun Sales Thriving In Uncertain Times (Obama fears create huge surge in gun and ammo sales)

    10/30/2008 10:00:26 AM PDT · by pabianice · 69 replies · 1,928+ views
    WaPo ^ | 10/30/08 | Kunkle
    Warrenton gun shop owner Steve Clark said buyers fear restrictions on weapons that have been restricted before. (By John Mcdonnell -- The Washington Post) Buy Photo Americans have cut back on buying cars, furniture and clothes in a tough economy, but there's one consumer item that's still enjoying healthy sales: guns. Purchases of firearms and ammunition have risen 8 to 10 percent this year, according to state and federal data. Several variables drive sales, but many dealers, buyers and experts attribute the increase in part to concerns about the economy and fears that if Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois wins...
  • Cooper Arms owner Dan Cooper backs Obama

    10/28/2008 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Robbin · 128 replies · 3,587+ views
    Cooper Arms owner Dan Cooper backs Obama. Can't post the article due to copy write infringement, But I thought you might want to know that a gun manufacturer is supporting a gun grabber. He said he was he was dazzled by Obama's speech at that year's Democratic National Convention.
  • (spread this to any gun owner you know)

    10/29/2008 6:51:58 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies · 488+ views ^ | 10/29/2008 | Me
    This is the NRA site to educate people about Obama. Please view the videos and spread them to anyone you might know who owns guns. Obama, simply stated, is about as far removed from defending the 2nd Amendment as one could imagine. IMAGINE, TRUTH SQUAD, and WORDS are excellent videos. I am simply posting this for those who may not have seen this, as I want to get the word out.
  • Standing Guard: Vote For The Second Amendment

    10/29/2008 11:48:54 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 510+ views
    NRA - PVF ^ | October 14, 2008 | Wayne LaPierre
    Standing Guard: Vote For The Second Amendment Tuesday, October 14, 2008 In just a few days, on November 4, gun owners will be presented with a very clear choice of a pro-Second Amendment versus an anti-Second Amendment Presidential ticket. John McCain and Sarah Palin versus Barack Obama and Joe Biden represents a stark contrast for the future of our freedom.In that choice, one fact is foremost:The next president, by filling inevitable vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court, will determine the continued existence of our Right To Keep and Bear Arms.The landmark Heller decision by the U.S. Supreme Court--which struck down...
  • Obama's "Joe the Hunter" moment has finally come

    10/29/2008 4:30:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies · 2,884+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 27 October, 2008 | Chad D. Baus
    Barack Obama has voted for or supported some of the most extreme gun control measures ever attempted in our nation. And yet, with the help of his media accomplices, the Democrat has managed to lull some gun owners into complacency, just as he has managed to lull many hard-working, red-blooded American workers into complacency by obscuring his socialist economic agenda. Thanks to one simple question from Joe the Plumber on the campaign trail, Americans now know about Obama's plan for wealth redistribution. And thanks to one simple answer to an interview question, Obama has given "Joe the Hunter" all he...
  • Why Did it Have to be ... Guns?

    10/29/2008 10:07:27 AM PDT · by tx_bhp · 55 replies · 1,598+ views
    Over the past 30 years, I've been paid to write almost two million words, every one of which, sooner or later, came back to the issue of guns and gun-ownership. Naturally, I've thought about the issue a lot, and it has always determined the way I vote. People accuse me of being a single-issue writer, a single- issue thinker, and a single- issue voter, but it isn't true. What I've chosen, in a world where there's never enough time and energy, is to focus on the one political issue which most clearly and unmistakably demonstrates what any politician—or political philosophy—is...
  • Assault weapon sales spike before election

    10/28/2008 7:18:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies · 2,778+ views
    WFAA-TV ^ | October 28, 2008 | Jason Whitely and Cynthia Izaguirre
    GARLAND – With nine days left until the election, people aren't only lining up to vote early; they are also apparently heading to sporting goods stores and gun shops as owners have reported an increase in business. Gun owners have expressed concern that Barack Obama, if elected, will not only renew the ban on assault weapons, but also make it permanent. "Not that people are fear-buying,” said John Mannewitz, a manager at Target Master. “But, if there's something cool you want to get, people are saying sooner is better than later." Target Master, a gun store in Garland, used to...
  • Join Chuck Norris and NRA in Defending the Second Amendment

    10/28/2008 6:04:56 AM PDT · by BellStar · 6 replies · 1,476+ views
    NRA ^ | Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 7:07 PM | NRA
    Dear BellStar: ,BR. As a Second Amendment supporter, you know there are two kinds of politicians -- those who truly support our freedom, and those who just talk about it. Now, in this final critical week of this campaign, we have an American patriot with a vital message for all of us. Award winning movie and TV legend Chuck Norris has stepped up to the plate to warn gun owners about politicians who pay the Second Amendment lip service when they want YOUR vote -- but oppose our rights once they're safely in office. Click here to see an important...
  • NRA goes up with its own "closing argument"

    10/28/2008 10:48:12 AM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 1,982+ views ^ | October 27, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    The NRA is going up in 10 battleground states with an featuring a tough-talking Chuck Norris touting the Second Amendment and warning against those unnamed politicians who have not supported gun rights. "He’s an American badass," said Chris Cox, the NRA's chief lobbyist, of Norris. Cox wouldn't say how much they were spending on the ad, but that it would be on broadcast and cable, cycled into a seven-figure buy they have up now. They'll air the spot in Colorado, Nevada, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The NRA has spent millions going after Barack Obama...
  • Gun Sales Up Despite Tough EconomyWa Po: Buys UP + 8-10% Due to $ Concerns + Gun Control Fear

    10/28/2008 12:53:04 PM PDT · by NYC_BULLMOOSE · 65 replies · 1,195+ views
    WAshington Post & CBS News ^ | 10/27/2008 | CBS News & Washington Post
    Gun Sales Thriving Despite Tough Economy Oct. 27, 2008 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Washington Post) This story was written by Fredrick Kunkle. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Americans have cut back on buying cars, furniture and clothes in a tough economy, but there's one consumer item that's still enjoying healthy sales: guns. Purchases of firearms and ammunition have risen 8 to 10 percent this year, according to state and federal data. Several variables drive sales, but many dealers, buyers and experts attribute the increase in part to concerns about the economy and fears that if Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois wins the presidency, he will join with...
  • Gun rights cause a flare-up between candidates in Senate debate (Al Franken & Norm Coleman)

    10/27/2008 7:47:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1,853+ views
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | October 25 2008 | Scott Wente
    ST. PAUL — Al Franken suggested he and Republican Sen. Norm Coleman agree on gun rights. “I support the 2nd Amendment,” Franken said. “I don’t think we’re any different on this.” Coleman shot that down. “That is a stunning statement,” he told the Democrat during a Friday night debate among Minnesota’s three major candidates for U.S. Senate. Coleman, locked in a tight battle with Franken, said his main opponent got a failing grade from the National Rifle Association and has suggested limiting gun ownership. “There’s no question that there’s significant differences,” Coleman said, touting his “A” rating from the NRA....
  • Obama's gun record

    10/27/2008 5:28:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 612+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 24, 2008 | CHRIS W. COX
    Letters to the editor Obama's gun record Barack Obama's high-profile surrogates are asking gun owners and hunters to trust Sen. Obama with their guns. But he has not earned that trust. As state senator, Mr. Obama advocated handgun bans and 500 percent tax increases on all firearms and ammunition. He voted to ban single-shot 20-gauge shotguns, calling them "assault weapons." He even voted four times to allow the prosecution of a father who defended his family in his own home with a handgun. --snip-- These surrogates support Mr. Obama because they share a political party. That's understandable. However, it is...
  • Where’s Obama on gun rights?

    10/27/2008 12:39:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies · 837+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | October 22, 2008 | Masthead Editorial
    Brilliantly, Democrats have kept the issue of guns out of the presidential campaign. Guns have barely been mentioned, with the exception of Barack Obama's gaffe about rubes clinging to Bibles and guns, his cautious support of the Supreme Court's Heller decision, and pop culture references to GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin killing moose. Democrats have long been on the losing end of the gun-rights debate, which has cost them countless elections. Quietly, on Oct. 13, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - one of the most radical gun control organization in the United States - endorsed Obama. It's...
  • Galvanizing the gun vote - NRA hopes to seal election by painting Obama as no friend of the...

    10/27/2008 4:52:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 1,375+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Oct 27, 2008 | Michael Mishak
    NRA hopes to seal election by painting Obama as no friend of the firearm The National Rifle Association is pouring money and manpower into Nevada — the state’s 3rd Congressional District in particular — in hopes of defeating Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and carrying Republican Rep. Jon Porter to a fourth term in Congress. The group is spending $40 million nationwide this election season to tell its 4 million members — and tens of millions more gun owners — Obama would be the most anti-gun president in history. In Southern Nevada, the NRA has organized 60 volunteers to promote...
  • Obama: “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.”

    10/27/2008 12:26:24 PM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 53 replies · 6,476+ views
    Michael Medved Show Interview ^ | 10-17-2008 | John Lott
    The following is from an interview of John Lott by Dave Bose, substituting for Michael Medved on the Michael Medved radio show. Lott is currently a professor at the University of Maryland and is the author of "More Guns, Less Crime" and "Freedomonics." Lott taught at the University of Chicago the same time Obama was an instructor at Chicago. The transcript picks up approximately half way through the audio file... Dave Bose: Just before the break, Professor Lott, I was mentioning that actually know Barack Obama. You met at the college. John Lott: We were both at the University of...
  • NRA Endorses Baron Hill (D) for IN-9 WHAT IS GOING ON?

    10/26/2008 8:21:34 AM PDT · by Impy · 63 replies · 1,303+ views ^ | 10-25-08 | IUGradStudent
    I was shocked to find that the NRA has endorsed Baron Hill for IN-9. This is insane, with a good Republican (Sodrel) who could have been endorsed in a very close election. Granted, Hill has only a 36% rating from the Brady Campaign, but our solid Republican representatives all are down in the single digits (with Pence leading the way with a 0% rating -- way to go Mike!). GOA gave Hill a D- in their 2007 rating, but apparently the NRA thought he was good for an A in 2008. I've always been in the "NRA is one of...
  • NRA has 'anti-gun' Obama in its sights

    10/20/2008 10:12:13 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 1,232+ views ^ | October 19, 2008 | Cox News Service
    WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association is spending more than $10 million to keep Barack Obama from occupying the White House. The formidable gun-rights group is waging a full-court press against the Illinois senator and Democratic nominee for president, claiming that Obama would be the "most anti-gun president in American history." Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, the political and lobbying arm of the group, said Obama's talk of supporting the Second Amendment does not match his record. "It's shameless at best for a candidate like Barack Obama, who has a lifetime of support...
  • NRA And Brady Campaign AGREE: Barack Obama Is Anti-Gun

    10/18/2008 10:23:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 784+ views
    NRA - PVF ^ | October 17, 2008 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   NRA And Brady Campaign AGREE: Barack Obama Is Anti-Gun   Friday, October 17, 2008   In a rare occurrence, NRA and the Brady Campaign (formerly Handgun Control, Incorporated) agree on something.    Four years ago, the Brady Campaign endorsed an anti-gun senator by the name of John Kerry for President, and NRA thought that decision made sense—for an anti-gun group.  This week, in a testament to his anti-gun record, Barack Obama also received a presidential endorsement from the Brady Campaign. So, once again, the Brady Campaign and NRA are in total agreement—Barack Obama is, by...
  • 'Obama Working to Protect Your Gun Rights' (Friday laugh)

    10/17/2008 1:12:35 PM PDT · by pabianice · 50 replies · 1,411+ views
    Obama is talking to gun owners -- and they're listening By Ray Schoenke at October 14, 2008 - 11:00am I was in Florida over the weekend campaigning for Obama. I'm impressed with the way the Obama campaign will not cede any vote to McCain. This is the first time any Democratic presidential campaign has so aggressively fought for gun owners. I think it's working - and it's throwing the GOP-controlled NRA for a loop. I like this headline from the Daytona Beach News-Journal: "Obama, McCain lining up gun groups" Obama is actually lining up gun voters, which is most important....
  • Open Letter To Sportsmen, From Executive Director, Illinois State Rifle Association

    10/16/2008 9:32:06 AM PDT · by girlangler · 9 replies · 1,094+ views
    Illinois State Rifle Association ^ | 10/10/08 | Richard A. Pearson
    420 E. Locust, P.O. Box 637, Chatsworth, IL 60921 Phone: (815) 635-3198 or (815) 635-3166 Fax: (815) 635-3723 Website: Dedicated to education, safety training and support of Illinois firearm owners October 10, 2008 Fellow Sportsman, 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...
  • Jim Webb Cuts Ad For Obama, Strongly Defends Him On Guns, American "Greatness"

    10/14/2008 5:35:10 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 54 replies · 1,333+ views
    pmelectioncentral ^ | 10/14/08 | Greg Sargent
    The Obama campaign goes up in Virginia with its first ad featuring Senator Jim Webb, who offers a strong and personal defense of Barack Obama on guns and assures Virginians that Obama will protect our country's "greatness." We obtained the radio spot, and it's a strong one, starting off with an "important message to Virginia sportsmen and working families": Click To Play In the ad, Webb, a Vietnam vet and gun enthusiast, recounts his own gun history -- his dad gave him his first rifle when he was eight -- and goes on to explain that gun-love runs in his...
  • Obama linked to gun control efforts

    10/14/2008 1:30:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 752+ views ^ | April 20, 2008 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has worked to assure uneasy gun owners that he believes the Constitution protects their rights and that he doesn’t want to take away their guns. But before he became a national political figure, he sat on the board of a Chicago-based foundation that doled out at least nine grants totaling nearly $2.7 million to groups that advocated the opposite positions. The foundation funded legal scholarship advancing the theory that the Second Amendment does not protect individual gun owners’ rights, as well as two groups that advocated handgun bans. And it paid to support a book called...
  • Obama's record on guns says it all

    10/14/2008 8:42:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,013+ views
    The Evansville Courier ^ | October 14, 2008 | CLARENCE H. WILLIAMS
    I am not sure where Chuck Baur (community comment, Oct. 6) gets his information on Barack Obama being the "candidate of outdoorsmen" and how Obama supports our Second Amendment rights. He is no friend of the Second Amendment. The man talks a good show, but his past anti-gun actions betray him. Let's look at the facts of Obama and his stance on guns: FACT: Before running for president, Obama expressed support for banning many types of firearms. On a 1996 questionnaire, Obama answered "yes" to a question about his support for legislation to "ban the manufacture, sale and possession of...
  • John R. Lott Jr.: Taking aim at Obama's stance on gun control

    10/14/2008 10:10:07 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,950+ views ^ | Oct. 14, 2008 | John R. Lott Jr.
    The candidate says he supports the right to bear arms. The record says otherwise. Barack Obama claims he is a friend of gun owners. He certainly has convinced the media. On Thursday, the Los Angeles Times said the NRA's opposition to Obama seemed strange because "Obama does not oppose gun rights. He has made a point of pounding this home to rural audiences, telling them he has no intention of taking their guns away: not their shotguns, not their handguns, not anything." From the Boston Globe to, the media and their watchdogs have uncritically recited Obama's statement that he...
  • Barack Obama on Gun Control (sourced info/quotes on BHO and Guns)

    10/14/2008 7:35:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies · 2,544+ views
    On the Issues ^ | various
    Ok for states & cities to determine local gun laws Q: Is the D.C. law prohibiting ownership of handguns consistent with an individual's right to bear arms?A: As a general principle, I believe that the Constitution confers an individual right to bear arms. But just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can't constrain the exercise of that right, in the same way that we have a right to private property but local governments can establish zoning ordinances that determine how you can use it. Q: But do you still favor...
  • The Brady Campaign, a gun control group, endorses Democrat Barack Obama for president

    10/13/2008 10:14:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,056+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | October 13, 2008 | NA
    Associated Press WASHINGTON - Barack Obama and Joe Biden won the endorsement Monday of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The group is named after Jim Brady, the press secretary to former President Reagan, who was gravely wounded by a gunman who tried to assassinate Reagan in 1981. Paul Helmke, the organization's president, said Obama and Biden would strengthen background checks on gun purchasers, get assault weapons off the streets and give law enforcement more tools to stop illegal gun trafficking. "The Obama-Biden ticket will work with law enforcement, gun violence victims and ordinary citizens who want to do...
  • Orlando Sentinel Invents New Anti-Gun Attack: 'Disposable AK-47s'

    10/13/2008 6:45:59 PM PDT · by Panzerlied · 52 replies · 1,323+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 13, 2008 | Warner Todd Huston
    It isn't every day that gun grabbers can invent a whole new catch phrase to use against our Constitutional rights under the Second Amendment, but the Orlando Sentinel is giving it the old college try just the same. Sentinel staff writer Henry Pierson Curtis extrapolates "an alarming trend" that he is calling "disposable AK-47s" out of the words of a Florida police officer. So, now we have a new worry that the gun grabbers can use to scare people into accepting the destruction of our Constitutional rights.
  • In VA, Palin Knocks Obama For Opposing Gun Rights

    10/13/2008 2:34:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 19 replies · 1,409+ views
    National Journal ^ | 10/13/08 | Matthew Berger
    RICHMOND, VA - Gov. Sarah Palin added a line attacking her opponent for opposing gun rights Monday, while crooner Hank Williams, Jr., changed the lines of his song to fit the political event. "We believe in the forward movement of freedom, not the constant expansion of government," Palin told a crowd at the Richmond International Speedway Monday. "And though Barack Obama disagrees, that freedom includes ... the rights and liberties under the Second Amendment." Palin spoke to a crowd of about 20,000 people, according to the Associated Press. A large part of the crowd in the back could not hear...
  • 'Reasonable gun control' putting a lot at stake

    10/11/2008 12:20:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 874+ views
    The Evansville Courier ^ | October 9, 2008 | JIM TOMES
    I am compelled to correct notions espoused by Chuck Bauer's Community comment Monday claiming Barack Obama will protect gun rights. Bauer writes, "Barack Obama will preserve our right to bear arms for hunting, sport shooting and home defense and respect our tradition of gun ownership." Bauer is representative of so many gun owners in this country in the fact that they haven't the slightest idea of the intent of the Second Amendment and the purpose for which George Mason and Patrick Henry insisted that it be included in the Bill of Rights. This country had just defeated the British Army...
  • Gun Owners of America Releases Congressional Voter Guide -- Elections will produce tremendous...

    10/11/2008 1:41:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 658+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | October 8, 2008 | NA 2008 Gun Owners of America Releases Congressional Voter Guide -- Elections will produce tremendous impact on gun owners' rights Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 With the election less than one month away, Gun Owners of America is doing its best to keep gun owners informed about who is protecting your rights in the Congress. Many gun owners are familiar with the differences between the candidates at the presidential level, but how well do they know the views and actions of those who are running at the congressional...
  • NRA targets Obama in ads

    10/11/2008 12:43:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 886+ views
    The Forum ^ | 10/09/2008 | Patrick Springer
    The National Rifle Association is airing ads in Fargo-Moorhead attacking Barack Obama’s positions on gun control at the same time John McCain’s campaign is touting his support for the right to bear arms. A theme of the NRA’s ads is to accuse Obama, who has proclaimed his support for the constitutional right to bear arms, of votes or statements that contradict his stated broad support for gun ownership. Andrew Arulanandam, the NRA’s director of public affairs, said Wednesday the ads are aimed at showing that Obama’s record is one of “lip service” for gun rights that is hollow in light...
  • Obama Talks Gun Control with Smerconish

    10/11/2008 11:30:24 AM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies · 2,850+ views
    KYW Newsradio ^ | 10 October 2008 | Lynne Adkins
    Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama talked about gun control and the Second Amendment during a radio interview in Philadelphia on Friday morning. Illinois Senator Barack Obama was a guest on KYW's sister station, WPHT-AM 1210. Obama told talk show host Michael Smerconish he's a firm believer in the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms -- but admits there must be some limits: "I do believe in some gun safety measures -- so, for example, with all the shootings in Philadelphia, most recently police officers, I want to make sure that we can trace back guns and bullets that...
  • NRA ad uses Clinton's words against Obama on guns

    10/09/2008 7:37:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 651+ views ^ | October 8th, 2008 | SHARON THEIMER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Rifle Association is turning to Hillary Rodham Clinton to bolster its criticism of Barack Obama's positions on gun issues. The NRA's Political Victory Fund planned a national newspaper ad Thursday reviving a Clinton mailing that accused Obama of waffling on gun issues. Clinton's campaign sent the mailing when the New York senator was challenging Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination. It accuses Obama of changing his statements on gun issues to try to fit the audience he was addressing. "Hillary was right: You can't trust Obama with your guns," says the NRA political action committee's...
  • NRA endorses McCain (AP version)

    10/09/2008 6:07:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 689+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2008 | Sharon Theimer
    WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association is endorsing Republican presidential nominee John McCain despite differences with the Arizona senator on gun-show rules and campaign finance restrictions. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and the chairman of the NRA's political action committee planned stops Thursday in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Colorado and Nevada to talk about the move. LaPierre said the two agree on many issues important to the group. "He's cast more than 60 votes in the Senate in support of the Second Amendment," LaPierre said. The NRA's Political Victory Fund has spent more than $2.3 million opposing Democratic nominee Barack Obama....
  • National Rifle Association endorses McCain

    10/09/2008 6:40:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies · 1,024+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 9, 2008 | Sharon Theimer
    The National Rifle Association is endorsing Republican presidential nominee John McCain despite differences with the Arizona senator on gun-show rules and campaign finance restrictions. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and the chairman of the NRA's political action committee planned stops Thursday in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Colorado and Nevada to talk about the move. LaPierre said the two agree on many issues important to the group. "He's cast more than 60 votes in the Senate in support of the Second Amendment," LaPierre said. The NRA's Political Victory Fund has spent more than $2.3 million opposing Democratic nominee Barack Obama. The chairman...
  • NRA Endorses McCain, A Bigger Deal Than You Might Think

    10/09/2008 9:08:23 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 61 replies · 2,313+ views
    National Review ^ | 10-9-2008 | Jim Geraghty
    People may have expected this, but my understanding is that the NRA's endorsement of John McCain wasn't a guaranteed outcome, because of the NRA's past disagreements with McCain about campaign finance reform and his support for a gun show restriction bill he cosponsored with Joe Lieberman.... click on link
  • Despite Differences, NRA Backs McCain

    10/09/2008 12:04:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 641+ views
    The National Rifle Association is endorsing Republican presidential nominee John McCain despite differences with the Arizona senator on gun-show rules and campaign finance restrictions. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and the chairman of the NRA's political action committee planned stops Thursday in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Colorado and Nevada to talk about the move. LaPierre said the two agree on many issues important to the group. "He's cast more than 60 votes in the Senate in support of the Second Amendment," LaPierre said. The NRA's Political Victory Fund has spent more than $2.3 million opposing Democratic nominee Barack Obama. The chairman...
  • NRA & Obama Exchange Fire

    10/09/2008 1:01:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1,694+ views ^ | October 8, 2008 | Mary Gilbert
    Click here to watch "Texas Law Enforcement Officer." The National Rifle Association is intensifying it's anti-Barack Obama media campaign, launching an additional TV spot -- including a Spanish-language version -- in several news battleground states. But the Illinois senator is defending his position on gun control and using other strategies to try to reach out to a segment of the population targeted by the NRA: rural voters. The NRA has already spent several million dollars running ads in Colorada, New Mexico and Pennsylvania, but the group is now moving into media markets in Florida, Ohio and Virginia with a...
  • Obama Campaign Unlawfully Misuses Proprietary Firearms Industry Media List

    10/09/2008 7:11:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,193+ views
    To: ALL MEDIAFor immediate releaseOctober 8, 2008 For more information contact:Ted Novin 203-426-1320 Obama Campaign Unlawfully Misuses Proprietary Firearms Industry Media List NEWTOWN, Conn. – The Obama campaign in Indiana, on September 27, unlawfully obtained and made unauthorized use of a proprietary media list belonging to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry.  Sen. Obama used this list to e-mail a press release concerning National Hunting and Fishing Day.Earlier today, NSSF sent a “cease and desist” letter to the Obama campaign demanding that they immediately stop any further unauthorized misuse of its...
  • Obama and Guns: Two Different Views (John R. Lott, Jr.)

    10/07/2008 9:00:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 990+ views ^ | April 07, 2008 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Something happens to Democrats on the gun issue when they run for president. For John Kerry during 2004, it was awkwardly posing in brand new hunting gear at a seemingly endless series of hunting photo-ops. But in what will probably be the most improbable change, the Politico reported on Saturday that Barack Obama was making a big play for gun votes in Pennsylvania. It is not particularly surprising that this change is occurring with the crucial Pennsylvania primary soon approaching. With about one million of the country’s 12.5 million hunters, Pennsylvania is number one in the nation in the amount...
  • Guns, Obama, McCain and the D.C. ban

    10/06/2008 8:54:36 PM PDT · by Terrence DoGood · 15 replies · 623+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 September 2008 | Mark Silva
    Obama said: "I have always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms, but I also identify with the need for crime-ravaged communities to save their children from the violence that plagues our streets through common-sense, effective safety measures. The Supreme Court has now endorsed that view, and while it ruled that the D.C. gun ban went too far, Justice Scalia himself acknowledged that this right is not absolute and subject to reasonable regulations enacted by local communities to keep their streets safe. Today's ruling, the first clear statement on this issue in 127 years,...
  • Shooting for the sweet spot - How McCain, Obama say they'll balance crime and the Second Amendment

    10/06/2008 9:33:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 727+ views
    msnbc ^ | Oct. 6, 2008 | Carrie Dann
    Last year, the nation watched in horror as the death toll mounted in the rampage at Virginia Tech. More than 30 college students were mowed down by a mentally-ill student. The perpetrator, Cho Seung-Hui, legally purchased the two guns... --snip-- In 2006, according to FBI statistics, there were 14,831 homicides in the United States. Almost 70% were committed with a firearm, and nearly half were committed with the type of handguns that the city of Washington attempted to ban. (All handguns were banned. Longguns were to be made useless except as clubs.)--snip-- "He had a semiautomatic weapon with a clip...