Post by Clave Post by Beldin the Sorcerer
He doesn't need to use those exact words.
He does if you don't want to look like a conspiracy k00k, k00k.
"According to the 1998 Illinois State Legislative National Political
Awareness Test of July 2, 1998, Obama also supports the banning of all
semi-automatic weapon sales and transfers. When most people hear
"semi-automatic weapon", they think of the gun in the hand of the gang
banger. That may be true, but there are a lot of other guns that are
semi-automatic, which would also be included in such bans. Shotguns, for
example, that are used by bird hunters would fall under the ban. The only
reason to try to ban a whole class of gun, with such a wide stroke, is to
start the progression of banning all guns eventually."
In The Audacity of Hope, Obama had this to say: "I believe in keeping guns
out of our inner cities, and that our leaders must say so in the face of the
gun manufacturer's lobby. But I also believe that when a gang banger shoots
indiscriminately into a crowd because he feels someone disrespected him, we
have a problem of morality. Not only do we need to punish that man for his
crime, but we need to acknowledge that there's a hole in his heart, one that
government programs alone may not be able to repair." Obama blames most of
these inner city shootings on "unscrupulous gun dealers dumping guns in the
He also opposed letting people use a self-defense argument if charged with
violating local handgun bans by using weapons in their homes. The bill was a
reaction to a Chicago-area man who, after shooting an intruder, was charged
with a handgun violation.
Obama was being misleading when he denied that his handwriting had been on a
document endorsing a state ban on the sale and possession of handguns in
Illinois. Obama responded, "No, my writing wasn't on that particular
questionnaire. As I said, I have never favored an all-out ban on handguns."
Actually, Obama's writing was on the 1996 document, which was filed when
Obama was running for the Illinois state Senate. A Chicago nonprofit,
Independent Voters of Illinois, had this question, and Obama took hard line:
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."
If you follow Obama's views on gun control, he believes that the gun-related
crime in the inner-city of Chicago can be addressed by banning guns.
I was able to overlook his nutty gun views because the Supreme Court decided
Heller which would seem to pre-empt any sort of outright ban.
Then, he goes and picks Biden. I hope Hillary puts on her jock strap, locks
and loads, and goes to the convention looking to be the Prez.