Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama's Position on the Second Amendment

Mr. Obama and his supporters have already started to try to limit or even rescind our 1st Amendment Rights by their actions and reactions to any who disagree with or speak against him. Please be aware that he is also trying to restrict or rescind our 2nd Amendment Rights.

Personally, I am neither a proponent nor an opponent of guns. I do not support the mindless mantra that “guns kill.” Logic tells you that people kill using guns, machetes, cars, axes, knives, and innumerable other items that come to hand.

Should we, then, ban every single thing in the world that has the potential of being used as a weapon? That’s the nonsense mentality I’m against.

I am also vehemently against any effort to restrict, ban, and further amend our individual and personal rights as citizens of the United States. The Liberal Agenda is one that seeks to control every citizen in almost every aspect of our private lives. We must be constantly on guard that our rights as citizens are not regularly eroded by those with the “nanny” mentality who feel they know better for us than we do ourselves.

A perfect example in recent days has been Mr. Obama’s response to a representative of us, the common man. According to Mr. Obama, we need to “spread the wealth.” He will decide whose wealth, of course, and where to spread it, though it is The People’s hard-earned money.

Additionally, these efforts from the Federal Government to impose such restrictions on individuals border on the unconstitutional: there is a total disregard for States’ Rights. This is yet another

As one example of how far the Liberal Agenda wants to go, here are some pretty important aspects on the gun laws that I am positive will negatively affect this country if Mr. Obama and his partner, Joe Biden, get their chance.

Do we really need these two at the helm of our country?


From: America’s First Freedom Magazine, November 2008

Here is his position, in his own words . . .

“I am consistently on the record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed weapon carry.” Chicago Tribune 4/27/04

“There is an individual right to bear arms. But it is subject to common sense regulation.” Journal Sentinel Online, 02/15/08

“I think it is a scandal that this president [Bush] did not authorize a renewal of the assault weapons ban.” Illinois Senate Debate # 3: Barack Obama vs. Alan Keyes, 10/21/04

“I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities and that our leaders must say so in the face of the gun manufacturers’ lobby.” The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama, 2006

“I think we have two conflicting traditions I this country” [gun ownership and restrictions on guns.] Politico, 02/11/08

“I think that local jurisdictions have the capability to institute their own gun laws.” Baltimore Sun, 02/15/08

But . . . this is what Mr. Obama actually does . . .

Self Defense:
Obama voted to allow the prosecution of people who use a firearm for self-defense in their homes. Illinois Senate, S.B. 2165, vote 20, 03/25/04

Ammunition Tax:
Obama supported increasing taxes on firearms and ammunition by 500 percent. Chicago Defender, 12/13/99

Obama voted to allow reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearms industry. United States Senate, S. 397, vote 219, 07/29/05

Clinton Gun Ban:
Obama wants to re-impose the failed and discredited Clinton Gun Ban. Illinois Senate Debate # 3: Barack Obama vs. Alan Keyes, 10/21/04

Handgun Ban:
Obama endorsed a ban on all handguns. Independent Voters of Illinois/Independent Precinct Organization general candidate questionnaire, 09/09/1996; Politico, 03/31/08

Right to Carry:
Obama opposes Right to Carry Laws. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 04/02/08; Chicago Tribune, 09/15/2004

Ammunition Ban:
Obama voted to ban almost all riffle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting. United States Senate, S. 397, vote 217, 0729/2005

Gun Registration:
Obama supports gun owner licensing and gun registration. Fact Check: No News in Obama’s Consistent Record.” Obama campaign website, 12/11/07

Limits on Gun Purchases:
Obama voted to limit gun purchases to one per month. Illinois Senate, H.B. 2579, vote 34, 05/16/2003

Alongside Mr. Obama, we have Joe Biden, the Veteran Anti-Gun Senator who says, “I’m the guy who originally wrote the assault weapons ban.” (Cnn/UTube debate, 07/23/07.)

The FACTS are:

Joe Biden voted to ban virtually all hunting rifle ammunition. United States Senate, S. 397, vote 217, 07/29/05; United States Senate, S. 1805, vote 28, 03/02/04

Joe Biden wrote and introduced one of the first bills to ban semi-automatic firearms. Biden Bill, S. 1970, 1989

Joe Biden voted to ban hundreds of models of common rifles and shotguns. United States Senate, S. 1805, vote 24, 03/02/04; United States Senate, S. 1607, vote 375, 11/17/1993

Joe Biden voted to impose a five-day waiting period on all handgun sales. United States Senate passage of H.R. 1025, vote 394, 11/20/1993

Joe Biden voted in favor of reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearms industry. United States Senate, S. 397, vote 219, 07/29/05

Joe Biden voted against confirming pro-Second Amendment justices to the Supreme Court. Samuel Alito, vote 2, 01/31/06; John Roberts, Jr., vote 245, 09/06/05; Clarence Thomas, vote 220, 10/15/1991

Copyright, MCzwz, All Rights Reserved. Originally posted on on 10/21/2008.

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