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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Obama is against firearms

I know, I know. That's not a newsflash for anyone who's been following his campaign, and digging through his IL legislation record. But Alphecca picks up on his statement yesterday in Pennsylvania where Obama says he doesn't favor concealed carry:

Clinton and Obama favor some kind of ban on assault weapons, something McCain opposes.

"I ... think we should reinstate the assault weapons ban (that expired in 2004) in order to give our police officers a fighting chance against the criminals on the street with these military-style assault weapons," Clinton said Tuesday.

All three candidates oppose creating a national handgun registry.

Rather than create a national registry, "I do think we have to do a better job sharing information between local and federal officials," Obama said yesterday. He differs with McCain and Clinton about whether people should be allowed to carry concealed guns. Clinton and McCain oppose outlawing it.

"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."

This shows how foolish Obama is. It wouldn't cause more people to get shot, but rather the opposite. Concealed carry, in some for or another, is allowed in 48 states. For someone to gain a concealed-carry permit, they have to go through a specialized course that involves a great deal of classroom time -- including liability issues -- as well as a range portion to make sure the applicants know how to operate their firearm properly.

For the record, both Marcie and I carry concealed in Arizona. We don't do this because it's "fun" or "cool." We do it for our own self-defense. Given some of the violence on the streets in Phoenix, I decided to go through the concealed-carry classes when the state legislature made it legal for the sheer fact that I work in Phoenix, and at the time gang violence was rising.

Obama has been hostile to gun-owner's rights for some time. He was in favor of a ban on the manufacturing and ownership of handguns. He believes in a ban on "assault weapons." He believes the Second Amendment is only for sport-shooters and hunters. His foolishness on this issue shows that he lacks the understanding and respect of citizen's rights, as enumerated in the Constitution. While concealed-carry isn't mentioned in the Constitution, the fact that we do have the right to keep and bear arms is. States have approved concealed-carry, giving firearms owners concerned with their safety, and the safety and security of their families, an ability to protect them.

The simple logic behind this is that if people can carry firearms concealed, the criminals don't know who is and isn't armed. This was evident when Miami approved this measure back in the late 1990s, and crime plummeted. The criminals didn't know who was armed, and they weren't willing to take a chance at mugging, robbing, or raping someone who could have been armed.

Publius II


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