Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Gun Control

Let's look at the 2nd amendment and the right to bear arms. Now I find
it interesting that those wanting more gun control
look at the 2nd amendment word for word. But when it comes to the 1st
amendment they want to expand the meaning.
You can't have it both ways.
The city's with the strictest gun control laws have the highest crime
rates. Why is that? Because criminals get their guns
illegally. That's why they're called criminals. Putting more gun control
laws on the books will not stop criminals from getting guns. More gun
control laws just stops law abiding citizens from defending themselves.
Where do our presidential candidates stand on the right to bear arms?

Hillary Clinton: "Said she'd work with Sen. Dianne Feinstein
(D-California) on her bill that would require prospective gun buyers
to first obtain a gun license by passing a background check and a
safety course exam. The bill would also establish a national registry
to record all gun sales."
That's right. a safety course exam and a national registry for ALL guns.

Barack Obama: He voted against a 2004 measure that allowed
self-defense as an affirmative defense to those charged with violating
local laws making it otherwise unlawful for such persons to possess
Obama was also a board member[106] of the Joyce Foundation which funds
and maintains several gun control organizations in the United States.
"He supported several gun control measures, including restricting the
purchase of firearms at gun shows and the reauthorization of the
Federal Assault Weapons Ban.[107] While in the US Senate, Obama has
voted against legislation protecting firearm manufacturers from
Also the NRA rated Obama "F" "true enemy of gun owners'

John McCain: You would think being a Republican he would be for less
gun control, that is not the case.
Earlier in his career, McCain had voted against the Clinton crime bill
(which contained a ban on so-called assault weapons), and he did not
join the 16 Senate Republicans who voted for the Brady bill, which
required a five-day waiting period for the purchase of a handgun.
McCain began speaking out against small, inexpensive handguns and he
entertained the idea of supporting the 'assault weapons' ban.
John McCain tried running for president in 2000 as an anti-gunner.
This year it appears he is seeking to "come home" to the pro-gun
community, but the wounds are deep and memories long.
http://gunowners.org/pres08/mccain.htm NRA rated "C".

It can be difficult to pin down a candidate on the gun issue when they
are running for president, because they
don't want to alienate anyone. But their past speeches and voting
record shows their true meaning.
Just a reminder, it was the far left that wanted to ban bullets as a
way of getting around the 2nd amendment.
And the same far left that wanted guns stored in armories, when you
wanted a gun you would sign out for it.
Which amounted to a national registration.
Be free, be strong.

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