When Barack Obama was running for the Illinois State Senate, he filled out a questionnaire that asked where he stood on the issue of gun control. Barack indicated that he supported a ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns, he supported a ban on assault weapons, and he favored legislation that would require a mandatory waiting period and backround check for all gun purchases.
Yet during the campaign, when this 1996 document was discovered, Barack had this to say: “No, my writing wasn’t on that particular questionnaire. As I said, I have never favored an all-out ban on handguns.”
His campaign also defended him stating that “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.”
Hey Barack, you weren’t lying to us, were you?
According to research done by Ontheissues.org, ” Obama’s writing was on the 1996 document, which was filed when Obama was running for the Illinois state Senate.”
Gosh, that’s strange. Didn’t Barack recognize his own handwriting?
This gun control issue has always been a curious one with our new president. He’s never completely been honest about his views of gun ownership. His opinion just kind of depends on who he’s talking to at the time. When he’s at a private fundraiser in liberal San Francisco, for instance, he talks openly about the neanderthals who “cling to their guns and religion.”
When he’s being interviewed by Field and Stream magazine, however, Barack has a different take.
“The Second Amendment is an individual right and law-abiding gun owners can’t be prevented from going out and hunting, protecting their family on their own. That doesn’t mean we can’t have some common-sense gun control legislation out there-for example, background checks, making sure that we’re keeping guns out of the hands of criminals or people who have mental illnesses. The important point is that I am very mindful of the fact that sportsmen in America may have gone hunting with their fathers, their grandfathers, their mothers, their grandmothers, and that this is part of a tradition and a way of life that has to be preserved. And there’s nothing that I will do as president of the United States that will in any way encroach on the ability of sportsmen to continue that tradition.“
Maybe Barack can get the UN to do the dirty work for him. That way he’ll keep his little promise.
You see, the White House made a couple of moves last week that may reverse U.S. policy and start negotiations with the United Nations in a gun control treaty.
Hillary Clinton, our trusty Secretary of State, announced that the U.S. would now support negotiations with members of the U.N. in a Arms Trade Treaty, which would regulate international gun trafficking. “Conventional arms transfers are a crucial national security concern for the United States, and we have always supported effective action to control the international transfer of arms,” Clinton said in a statement. “The United States is prepared to work hard for a strong international standard in this area.”
As usual, it’s a “foot in the door” approach to gun control.
That darn Hillary is almost as slick as her husband.
There is a reason that the Bush administration, and more importantly, John Bolton, former U.N. ambassador, opposed this treaty. Bolton knows this treaty inside and out, and he is adamant that the ultimate goal of these negotiations is not what is being sold to the American public.
When asked by the editor of NRA News, Bolton stated it this way: “The administration is trying to act as though this is really just a treaty about international arms trade between nation states, but there’s no doubt – as was the case back over a decade ago – that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control.”
“Whatever the appearance on the surface, there’s no doubt that domestic firearm control is right at the top of their agenda.”
OK, so who do you believe?
Well, I’d put my money, my house, and my life on John Bolton. I’ve seen too many lies from the Obamas and the Clintons.
The U.N. is hoping to produce a final resolution in 2012. Just in time for Barack’s next election.
I’ll bet that it will mysteriously be pushed back to January of 2013.
According to Bolton, there is no way to regulate international gun control without some form of federal gun control. “The administration knows it cannot obtain this kind of legislation purely in a domestic context … They will use an international agreement as an excuse to get domestically what they couldn’t otherwise.”
So while we’re all sitting around sidetracked by the Health Care Bill, Janet Napolitano is trying to write an amnesty policy, liberals in the Senate are writing a Cap and Trade Bill, Eric Holder is giving the terrorists a free vacation to New York, and Hillary is attempting to skirt the constitution and take away our guns.
Busy, busy group.
Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is only one generation away from extinction.”
It feels closer than that.
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