Obama gun ban redux


Barack Obama may not be the most pro-gun candidate ever to run for president, but he's not a raging gun-control fanatic, either. His official website states that "Barack Obama believes the Second Amendment creates an individual right, and he respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms." Even if he were anti-gun, his sway on the issue would be limited by the significant number of pro-gun Congressional Democrats and by the Supreme Court's recent ruling that the Second Amendment does in fact create an individual right to own guns.

That's why it's a bit alarming to read that gun sales are up this year, despite a slumping economy, and that some -- including the spokesman for Smith and Wesson -- attribute this increase to people's desire to get out and buy guns before Obama makes gun purchases difficult or impossible. This illustrates what may well be the weak spot in Hal Herring's strategy to make the Democratic party more appealing to sportsmen by getting it to soften its position on gun control. What if sportsmen don't believe Democrats when they start saying that they're pro-gun?

Nov 09, 2008 05:37 PM
I hate to break the news to you but when the Democrats run for office they always lie and say they are pro second amendment. I have been through this for many years. They always pretend to be pro gun just to get sportsmen votes. The 2nd amendment is not about duck hunting. It is about protection against a corrupt govt. The 1928 gun control act took guns away from the people of Germany and it didn't work out to well for them. When you hear the Democrats talk about "common sense gun laws" they are full of bull. They have said many times they would take them all away if they could get enough votes. It is there voters that are doing all the killing in the major cities.
Mikey J
Mikey J
Apr 08, 2009 01:49 AM
there is video of Obama supporting the DC gun ban which effectively disarmed DC residents - Sir you are a liar
gun sales are up because the people are not stupid, Obama's administration is interested in reinstating the assault weapons ban, this was posted on his website - again you are a liar
the American People know the fight for gun rights is the LAST significant fight before the steady dissolution of american life as we know it