Tuesday, July 31, 2012
By Tom Rhodes, 7/31/2012
Last week Obama said, “I, like most Americans, believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms. I think we recognize the traditions of gun ownership that passed on from generation to generation, that hunting and shooting are part of a national heritage. . ."
Was he lying then or was he lying back in 2003 when as an Illinois State Senator he voted for a bill banning the private ownership of hunting shotguns, target rifles, and black powder rifles in Illinois?
Either his vote to ban hunting weapons reflected his views, or his words last week reflect his views, both cannot be true. Since his 2003 vote was an action, not just political platitudes to the masses, I tend to believe that Obama would prefer that only the government could be armed, but knows that expressing the desire of his heart would cost him the election in November.
The Chicago Defender reported in 1999 that Obama proposed a 500 percent increase in federal taxes on the sale of firearm ammunition. A year later, Illinois state senator, Obama, co-sponsored legislation limiting the firearms purchases by law-abiding citizens. Actions speak louder than words, Obama’s actions and past confirm that not only does he not respect the 2nd amendment, but he’s a liar.
Tomorrow I’ll take action, I’m going to take a Boy Scout to the range and help him work on his Marksmanship merit badge, and then to Chick-Fil-A for lunch.