Friday, February 22, 2008

Obamamama on Guns, Part 2

A couple of days ago, we mentioned that Obamamama has a lot of silly (and unworkable) ideas about guns.

Believe it or not, it gets worse.

In his answers to the 1998 Illinois State Legislative National Political Awareness Test, Obama said he favored a ban on “the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.”

By definition, this would include all pistols ever made, from .22 target pistols used in the Olympics to rarely-fired pistols kept in nightstands and sock drawers for the defense of families, and every pistol in between. Obama’s strident stand would also ban all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns, whatever their previously legal purpose.

Banning .22LR semiauto rifles? give the critters an "even chance"?

This guy either: 1) didn't know what he was saying, or 2) is an admirer of Police States.

In his website's "position papers" section, you can find a document which is not very reassuring.

At no point does Obama recognize an individual right to own handguns, or explicitly recognize a right for Americans to use a firearm to defend themselves or others. The site explicitly states that Barack Obama recognizes civilian gun ownership for two just purposes, “hunting and target shooting.”


The 2A, while protecting the right of citizens to "keep and bear arms," was written with a larger purpose in mind--that of enabling the citizens to overthrow an oppressive Gummint.

One suspects that Obamamamama knows that.

HT: Confederate Yankee

1 comment:

Amy said...

Which is why, before November, I'm purchasing a firearm and ammunition.

I'll be damned if they take it away from me. I have a right to defend myself, my family, my property and my neighbors.

Unless, of course, Obama (and all liberals who favor gun-banning) agree that *their* security forces cannot carry guns, either. Let's level the playing field - Obama's life (or Rosie O'Donnell's life or Michael Moore's life) is no more "valuable" or "important" than my own or the lives of my family.

Their insistence that *they* need guns for protection indicates they think otherwise.