Since his election, Obama and his far left Socialist crowd have done everything in their power to keep their anti-gun agenda under the radar.
Obama spent his earlier political “career” advancing a radical anti-gun agenda such as a total ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns, and a ban on common hunting rifle ammo. He also opposed Right-to-carry laws, voted support for predatory lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearm’s industry, and supported a state bill that would have required citizens to get permission from the police department to purchase a firearm.
“Possession of arms by the people is the ultimate warrant that government governs only with the consent of the governed.” anon
From 1994 to 2001 Obama was on the Board of Directors of the “anti-everything American” Joyce Foundation which just happens to be the largest funding source for radical anti-gun groups in the country. During his time with the Foundation, Obama approved over $30 million in grants to fund anti-gun projects including funding of the Violence Policy Center whose singular goal is to rid America of private ownership of firearms. In 2003 Obama voted to ban privately owned shotguns, target rifles and black powder rifles in Illinois. And, in 2004 Obama voted against legislation that would have protected homeowners from prosecution when they used a firearm to stop a home invasion.
“The problem that progressives have on gun issues has far less to do with the typical policies they espouse than the rhetoric they employ.” The Third Way
“It’s critical that progressives recognize that only an aggressive outreach strategy to gun owners will ensure that your opponent’s message about your gun record does not define your candidacy.” The Third Way
The Third Way propaganda manual, coauthored by Jim Kessler, “Taking Back the Second Amendment“, is built around a central public opinion that voters overwhelmingly support the 2nd Amendment, and therefore progressives must learn how to dance around the question without committing oneself to supporting the amendment, allowing their voting record to define them, and hiding their true agenda of gun control. Double talk is an affective weapon recommended by the Third Way and and used often by Obama. “I take a back set to no one in support of 2nd Amendment rights, but I also support. . .continuing the ban on assault weapons. . .Out gun rights come with the responsibility to keep them out of the hands of criminals, terrorists and children.” Or, “As President, I will uphold the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners, hunters, and sportsmen. . .We can work together to enact common-sense laws. . .so that guns do not fall into the hands of terrorists or criminals.”
For a complete look at Obama’s anti-gun policies prior to his 2008 election, read “Obama’s Gun-Restriction Policy Handbook”.
For the last three years, Obama and his sidekick “loose-lips Biden” have been playing voters for fools. While loose-lips has dropped the veil several times, Obama and the drive-by media have managed to keep the talk on gun control pretty close to the vest. When Eric Holder departed from the company line and said “As president Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun related changes that we would like ot make, and among them would be to re-institute the ban on the sale of assault weapons” he was brought under control very quickly.
“Let us hope our weapons are never needed – but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights – An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns, only the police, the secret police, the military – the hired servants of our rulers.” Edward Abby
There have been a few blimps on the radar as to this administration’s true agenda.
- Just this spring, gun-ban zealot, Senator Lautenbergy of New Jersey told the Washington Post that Holder had visited him “and tried to give him assurance to help us with legislation” that the Senator and McCarthy were pushing to ban ammunition magazines.” The very next day, according to the Post, Sarah Brady met with Obama who she said brought up the issue of gun control “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda.”
Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, working in the shadows with the United Nations has all but signed-off on proposals for an International Arms Treaty that is in direct conflict with our Constitution. If the treaty is ratified, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the Supreme Court to help.
- With the appointment of two liberal anti-gun Justices, Kagan and Sotomayor , Obama is pretty close to fulfilling his agenda. Our 2nd Amendment Right is hanging by a 5-4 thread. If any of the four current Justices, who are already over the age of 70, retire or pass, you can bet there will be a quick confirmation of a third anti-gun nominee. As a matter of fact, if Obama is elected for a 2nd term, you can just about bet the bank on it happening, especially if Democrats and Rhinos still control the Senate.
Two Supreme Court cases on the 2nd Amendment – Heller and McDonald – regarding gun bans in D.C. and Chicago, showed that the 4 dissenting Justices concluded that the 2nd Amendment did not guarantee an individual right to bear arms or the right to protect ourselves, our families and our property. In the McDonald case, the same 4 dissenting Justices wanted to over turn the prior Heller decision.
- We are one Justice away from losing the 2nd Amendment.
Then there is the “Fast and Furious” operation that the Justice Department and BATF used to illegally sell firearms to Mexican Drug Cartels in an attempt to falsely prove “90% of the guns recovered in Mexico” were purchased from gun shops in the U.S. To be fair, they probably were – they just were purchased under the direction of the Justice Department and BATF.
Even with the year long continuing investigation of Fast and Furious, Obama used an Executive Order to impose gun registration in 4 southwestern states without legal authority to do so under the Constitution. According to Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary, Obama is only issuing a “common sense measure to improve America’s safety and security while fully respecting 2nd Amendment Rights.” Looks like all those employed at the White House are well versed in “Taking Back the 2nd Amendment” progressive double talk garbage.
Obama’s history in support of strict gun control measures would make it difficult for an honest man to claim he supports the 2nd Amendment. But, we are not dealing with honest – we are dealing with a committed Socialist who will use any means at his disposal to further his agenda. Obama has perfected the ability to spout garbage out of both sides of his mouth while attempting to hiding his true character and agenda from the voters.
In 2004 Obama said “I think that the 2nd Amendment means something. I think that if the government were to confiscate everybody’s guns unilaterally that I think that would be subject to constitutional challenge (not that it would be unconstitutional). I think there is an individual right to bear arms but it’s subject to common sense regulation”.
From his previous voting record and rhetoric, it is easy to determine that his idea of common sense regulation is confiscation of all firearms. Obama and his cronies on Capital Hill have quietly attacked our 2nd Amendment Rights by regulation through his Czars, through Executive Order, by appointments to the Supreme Court, and the use of the Justice Department and the BATF.
“One of the ordinary modes by which tyrants accomplish their purpose without resistance, is, by disarming the people and making it an offense to keep arms.” Supreme Court Justice, Joseph Story, 1840