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Obama tells gun owners not to worry

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Obama said Sunday that gun-owning Americans do not need to rush out and stock up before he is sworn in next month.

Gun owners and to-be gun owners don’t believe him, and for good reason;

But National Rifle Association spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said it’s not Obama’s words — but his legislative track record — that has gun-buyers flocking to the stores.

“Prior to his campaign for president, his record as a state legislator and as a U.S. Senator shows he voted for the most stringent forms of gun control, the most Draconian legislation, gun bans, ammunition bans and even an increase in federal excise taxes up to 500 percent for every gun and firearm sold,” Arulanandam said.

Obama answered “yes” in 1996 to a questionnaire from an Illinois group on whether he supported a handgun ban. But he later said a staffer filled out that answer and he did not support a ban.

Peter Hamm, spokesman for the Brady Campaign against Gun Violence thinks the run on guns is “a bit stupid”.

Apparently, a lot of Americans think he’s stupid.

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