Talk is cheap and in an election year candidates are famous for promising the world and delivering on nothing promised. Ever since the debate began on the landmark case of District of Columbia vs. Heller, the candidates have, for the most part, avoided much discussion about the case, only to say they support an individual’s right to own a gun.
Heading down the stretch in Pennsylvania’s democratic primary, the issue of guns might have a significant role. While Philadelphia is trying to create similar gun laws, like those in Washington, D.C., the Keystone state has over one million licensed hunters and far more gun owners. Where the candidates stack up on gun issues could determine the outcome of the primary and perhaps even the presidency, as history has shown us.
According to PittsburghLive.com, all three candidates state they are for an individual right to own a gun. All three candidates also have expressed support of a ban on assault weapons and oppose a national registry. But Obama came out and made a statement that can only be taken as a huge blunder on his part, but at least now we know the truth.
“I am not in favor of concealed weapons,” Obama said. “I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.”
Not only does this reveal he is not a Second Amendment person but shows his real ignorance of facts. His statement that people carrying concealed creates a potential atmosphere where innocent people get hurt is absurd and is not based on any facts only on emotion spawned by ignorance.
Sandy Froman, past president of the NRA, in an article at TownHall.com, reveals more about the blundering Obama who is exposing himself as being an extreme left liberal who touts regulations and limiting individual freedoms. In a recent interview, he shows that he supports the Washington, D.C. gun ban.
â€œThere is an individual right to bear arms, but it is subject to common-sense regulation just like most of our rights are subject to common-sense regulation.â€………….â€œI think that local jurisdictions have the capacity to institute their own gun laws . . . the City of Chicago has gun laws, as does Washington, D.C.â€ He went on, â€œThe notion that somehow local jurisdictions canâ€™t initiate gun safety laws . . . isnâ€™t borne out by our Constitution.â€
Froman also refreshes our memories and teaches many of us unknowing readers for the first time, that in 1996, Obama filled out a candidates’ questionnaire. In that questionnaire, he was asked if he was in favor of legislation to, “ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns.” Unlike most politicians who never come right out and answer a question, Obama’s answer was one three-letter word.