Sunday, March 1, 2009

USA Firearms Grab-Will The Real Obama Please Stand Up?

"My first priority will be to reinstate the assault weapons ban as soon as I take office. Within 90 days, we will go back after kitchen table dealers, and work to end the gun show and internet sales loopholes. In the first year, I intend to work with Congress on a national no carry law, 1 gun a month purchase limits, and bans on all semi-automatic guns."

--Barack Obama, VPC Fund Raiser, 2007
(The Violence policy Center denies that Obama ever said the above.)

Bill Clinton didn't inhale, but Barack Obama did, and blew smoke when he answered in the following questions when he was running for the Illinois state Senate. A Chicago nonprofit organization, Independent Voters of Illinois, asked these questions of him:
# 35. Do you support state legislation to:
a. ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns? Yes.
b. ban assault weapons? Yes.
c. mandatory waiting periods and background checks? Yes.
Obama’s campaign said, “Sen. Obama didn’t fill out these state Senate questionnaires--a staffer did--and there are several answers that didn’t reflect his views then or now. He may have jotted some notes on the front page of the questionnaire, but some answers didn’t reflect his views.” Really?

Two years later, Barack Obama answered by marking with an X to each statement he agreed with on the Project Vote Smart Illinois State Legislative Election 1998 National Political Awareness Test below.
Vote Smart says he refused to participate in a similar survey in 2008. Read how he answered in 1998.

Gun Issues:

Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.
X a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
X b) Increase state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
c) Maintain state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
d) Ease state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
e) Repeal state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens.
f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms.
X g) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks with firearms.
h) Other
There is no problem with child safety locks being provided, but the other answers are ominous.

Barack Obama on guns in Pennsylvania during the campaign: "I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations."

The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 5: “If you’ve got a gun in your house, I’m not taking it,’’ Obama said. Several men in the room seemed to be skeptical of these words. He reiterated, “Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress. “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.’’

Obama, Sept. 9: I don't want any misunderstanding when you all go home, and you're talking to your buddies, and they say, "Aw, he wants to take my gun away." You've heard it here; I'm on television, so everybody knows it. I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won't take your handgun away. ... There are some common-sense gun safety laws that I believe in. But I am not going to take your guns away. So if you want to find an excuse not to vote for me, don't use that one. ... It just ain't true.

From the White House web site under "Urban Policy" posted on January 20th, 2009- Obama's first day as President:
As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.

On 02/25/09 Obama Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters, "As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons."

Nancy Pelosi reacted to Holder's statement by not saying that she was against an Assault weapons ban, She said that she hadn't talked to the administration about it.
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada said he was against reinstatement.

It is time for Obama "To tell the Truth" to the American people.

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