"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Retired Geek - Obama's Presidency Condensed - Part 7

Barack Obama's Gun Control Record
"As a general principle, I believe that the Constitution confers an individual right to bear arms. But just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can’t constrain the exercise of that right, in the same way that we have a right to private property but local governments can establish zoning ordinances that determine how you can use it.

I think we can provide common-sense approaches to the issue of illegal guns that are ending up on the streets. We can make sure that criminals don’t have guns in their hands. We can make certain that those who are mentally deranged are not getting a hold of handguns. We can trace guns that have been used in crimes to unscrupulous gun dealers that may be selling to straw purchasers and dumping them on the streets."
Barack Obama
Source: 2008 Philadelphia primary debate, on eve of PA primary , Apr 16, 2008

"We can trace guns that have been used in crimes to unscrupulous gun dealers that may be selling to straw purchasers and dumping them on the streets."
Sounds like Barack Obama was the 'Chief Architect' of 'Operation Fast and Furious'.

Barack Obama's Attorney General - Eric Holder:
Eric Holder is antagonistic toward the Second Amendment right to bear arms, and had supported the Washington, D.C. ban on all hand-guns, even for self-defense in the home.

(That law was later found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.)

Holder supports federal licensing of all handguns, three-day waiting periods, one gun per month purchase limits, national gun registration, and strict limits on gun shows that would effectively shut them down.
Barack Obama - July 11, 2011:
The Barack Obama Administration on Monday July 11, 2011, issued NEW regulations that CIRCUMVENTED Congress, requiring legal Gun Shop's to report multiple 'Long Gun' rifle sales in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas to the Federal Government.
Barack Obama - March 2011:
On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack, and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial "large magazines."

During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, "to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda," she said.

"I just want you to know that we are working on it," Brady recalled the president telling them. "We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar."
Barack Obama Orders Launch Fast and Furious March 24, 2009:
Project Gun Runner (Fast and Furious) was launched under the orders of President Barack Obama with the knowledge of Attorney General Eric Holder. Deputy Attorney General David Ogden announced the Obama Administration's new and aggressive 'comprehensive plan' on March 24, 2009. The plan was aimed at disrupting gun trafficking between the United States and Mexico.
Barack Obama as Presidential Candidate 2008:
In April of 2008, Obama remarks that residents of small-town America, because of lost jobs, “…get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or (become) anti-immigrant.” His imprudent comment, full of patronizing condescension and contempt, draws severe criticism from gun-owners and church-goers.
Barack Obama Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers in 2005:
A bill to prohibit civil liability actions from being brought or continued against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages, injunctive or other relief resulting from the misuse of their products by others. Voting YES would:
  • Exempt lawsuits brought against individuals who knowingly transfer a firearm that will be used to commit a violent or drug-trafficking crime.
  • Exempt lawsuits against actions that result in death, physical injury or property damage due solely to a product defect.
  • Call for the dismissal of all qualified civil liability actions pending on the date of enactment by the court in which the action was brought.
  • Prohibit the manufacture, import, sale or delivery of armor piercing ammunition, and sets a minimum prison term of 15 years for violations.
  • Require all licensed importers, manufacturers and dealers who engage in the transfer of handguns to provide secure gun storage or safety devices.
  • Barack Obama against Concealed Carry 2004:
    Barack Obama says he is "…consistently on record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry,” and that he would back "federal legislation that would ban citizens from carrying weapons, except for law enforcement.”

    Barack Obama also votes in March, to allow prosecution of citizens who use guns for self-defense in their own homes (SB 2165).
    Barack Obama as State Senator in 2002-2003:
    Barack Obama votes for a bill in the Illinois Senate that would ban most hunting rifles, shotguns, and target rifles.

    The bill would also authorize the Illinois State Police to raid homes and forcibly confiscate banned guns.

    Barack Obama votes for a bill that bans most single-shot and double-barreled shotguns as “semi-automatic assault weapons”. Had the bill had passed, Illinois residents would have had 90 days to turn their guns in or face felony charges.

    Barack Obama votes to make a criminal out of a homeowner who uses a gun in his own defense in his own home.
    Barack Obama co-sponsored gun control Bill in 2000:
    Barack Obama co-sponsored Bill to limit handgun purchases to one per month (it did not pass). He voted against letting people violate local weapons bans in cases of self-defense.
    Barack Obama as State Senator in 1999:
    Barack Obama votes against a bill that specifically allows homeowners the right to use a gun in self-defense during a home invasion.

    The Illinois Governor vetoes the bill; Barack Obama votes to uphold the veto.

    Barack Obama proposes increasing Illinois firearm and ammunition excise taxes by 500 percent. (A $55 tax on a $500 rifle would increase to $330.) The tax would thus change from a fee to fund wildlife preservation programs into a gun-punishing penalty.
    Barack Obama in 1996:
    In September of 1996, as a candidate for the Illinois State Senate, Barack Barack Obama completed a candidate questionnaire.

    He stated on that questionnaire that: "...opposes electronic eavesdropping, opposes capital punishment, opposes mandatory sentencing guidelines, opposes the manufacture, sale, and possession of all handguns, and supports banning assault weapons."
    Barack Obama served as director of the Joyce Foundation board (1994-2001):
    While serving as director of the Joyce Foundation board, Barack Obama gave millions of dollars to gun control organizations like the Council Against Handguns and the Violence Policy Center.

    (Between 1994 and 2001, the Joyce Foundation gave 18.6 million to about 80 anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment projects, including 1.5 million to the Violence Policy Center.)

    The Joyce Foundation is closely linked to the “Soros Open Society Institute,” which advocates a worldwide ban on civilian firearm ownership.

    What is the historical position of the Founding Fathers on the 2nd Amendment and the American Citizens 'Right' to Arm themselves?

    Barack Obama has made it perfectly clear what his position is and even though Obama is purportedly a 'Constitutional Scholar' - his record, statements, actions and policies indicate he is 100% AGAINST the 2nd Amendment.

    Watch this video and decide for yourself whether Barack Obama deserves another term as President.

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