Sunday, October 12, 2008

Senator Barack Obama's Contempt for Your 2nd Amendment Rights

The right to bear arms is a fundamental right provided by the Constitution as a means for Americans to protect themselves, their families, and their property. Senator Barack Obama has sought to diminish and even remove the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens and has gone so far to say that he does not believe people should own guns. The right to own a firearm is exceedingly important to the citizens of this nation, especially to the significant number of sportsmen who enjoy the outdoors. Senator Obama's record on the Second Amendment is extreme and simply does not resonate with the American people.


"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."- Senator Barack Obama (April 6, 2008)


Running for the Illinois State Senate in 1996, Senator Obama supported banning "the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns." Senator Obama also supported waiting periods and background checks to purchase all firearms.

In 2001, Senator Obama voted against a bill to allow individuals to carry a concealed weapon when they have a valid order of protection out against another person.

In 2003, Senator Obama voted in support of legislation that "would have banned most of the privately held hunting shotguns, target rifles, and black powder rifles" in Illinois. He also voted in support of a measure that would have prohibited multiple sales of handguns within a 30-day period.

In 2004, Senator Obama voted against legislation "drafted to protect homeowners from being prosecuted in cases where they used a firearm to halt a home invasion."

In 2004, Senator Obama expressed his opposition to right to carry concealed weapons by saying, "I mean, I am consistently on record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry."

Running for the U.S. Senate in 2004, Senator Obama received an "F" rating from the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund. Senator Obama advocated national legislation banning concealed carry.

In a 2004 candidate questionnaire, Senator Obama supported banning assault weapons.


Please help us protect the rights of law-abiding American gun owners by electing John McCain as the next p resident of the United States.

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