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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
    politico.com ^ | 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.
  • GunBanObama.com (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
    GunBanObama.com ^ | 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
    politico.com ^ | 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...