“I believe in common-sense gun safety laws, and I believe in the second amendment,” Obama said at a news conference. “Lawful gun owners have nothing to fear. I said that throughout the campaign. I haven’t indicated anything different during the transition. I think people can take me at my word.”
Let’s break this down.
“I believe in common-sense gun safety laws…”
Yeah… Just like you believe in “comon sense” when it comes to partial birth abortion and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.
“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.”
“… and I believe in the second amendment.”
Well, isn’t that nice.
Unfortunately, where Barack claims to “believe” in the second amendment, he doesn’t quite seem to understand it’s purpose.
When the D.C. Circuit overturned a Washington, D.C., gun law that bans possession of handguns in the home and requires that rifles and shotguns be kept “unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock.” The law thereby effectively bars city residents from using firearms for self-defense in their own homes.
Obama clearly agrees that the Washington Law was an example of “common sense” when it comes to constitutionally permissible gun control.
“The notion that somehow local jurisdictions can’t initiate gun safety laws to deal with gangbangers and random shootings on the street isn’t borne out by our Constitution,” he said.
Barack’s Website USE to contain this little item:
“As a former constitutional law professor, Barack Obama understands and believes in the constitutional right of Americans to bear arms. He will protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport, and use guns for the purposes of hunting and target shooting” (emphasis added).
And, isn’t it curious that Barack felt it necessary to take these words off of his websit now?
“Lawful gun owners have nothing to fear.”
Well … nothing except that he will make it against the law for “lawful gun owners” to own or possess a firearm for the purpose of self-defense. The criminals, on the other hand, will have all the freedoms, which Barack and his fellowliberals can manage to obtain for them in a court of law.
“I said that throughout the campaign.”
No. He didn’t. He played word games. And the words he can’t excuse or dance around, he removes from his website or insists we interpreted his words incorrectly.
“I haven’t indicated anything different during the transition.”
Actually, Barack, you haven’t indicated much of anything… other than multiple displays of how to not say… or do… or to commit to… anything.
“I think people can take me at my word.”
Yeah… Like the time you said you quit smoking… and that you were going to end the war immediately… and that you were going to levy a windfall profit tax on oil companies… and all of that tough talk you made regarding lobbyists… and you were going to accept public funds…
Yeah… *** sigh ***…………..”Change”…