9/11/2008

Obama explains his support of the assault weapons ban

From Obama's position paper on "SUPPORTING THE RIGHTS AND TRADITIONS OF SPORTSMEN":

As a long-time resident and elected official of Chicago, Barack Obama has seen the impact of fully automatic
weapons in the hands of criminals. Thus, Senator Obama supports making permanent the expired federal
Assault Weapon Ban. These weapons, such as AK-47s, belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.
These are also not weapons that are used by hunters and sportsmen. . . .


1) The Assault Weapons Ban did not involve fully automatic weapons. Machine gun regulations are completely separate.
2) The inside firing mechanisms for the banned guns are indeed the same as the semi-automatic guns used by hunters and sportsmen.
3) The number of murders in the entire US from machine guns are very, very few. The notion that this explains murder rates in Chicago is just plain wrong. Unfortunately, I believe that Obama knows that this is wrong.

Thanks to Say Uncle for pointing to this.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It never ceases to amaze me how much ignorance pesists among those opposed to firearms. Just to name a few-

Cop killer bullets. (A myth.)

Ammunition that even soldiers in war aren't allowed to use. (All expanding hunting ammunition.)

Automatic weapons. (Lumping in semi-automatic guns as well.)

David

9/11/2008 5:00 PM  
Anonymous James said...

These are also not weapons that are used by hunters

Hunting has as much relation to the Second Amendment as playing Scrabble does to the First Amendment.

9/11/2008 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Colimbine shooters used a Straw purchase to get the firearms not the "gun show loophole".

And it is a out right lie that the AWB has anything to do with full auto weapons as they are covered under the Firearms Owners Protection Act which is still in place.

9/13/2008 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think it is complete bull that ANYBODY can say that so called ASSAULT rifles are not used by hunters...i myself use an AR-15 which is a SEMI AUTO version of the M-16. I use this rifle every day to HUNT coyotes in north dakota and i am COMPLETLY able to do this legally...the reason ? simple...its not an ASSAULT rifle...it is an AIR COOLED, GAS OPERATED, SEMI AUTOMATIC, SHOULDER FIRED SPORTING FIREARM COMPLETELY LEGAL FOR SALE AND USE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR LAW ABIDING CITIZENS !!!!....GUNS DONT KILL PEOPLE...PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE. this makes me mad because assault rifles are fully automatic by nature and are not available for sale in the united states...nor should they be...i agree with that! what im saying is if people have semi auto versions of these rifles and they use them for legal purposes why say they cant have them just because they RESEMBLE assault rifles ...I have a right to have this firearm and if u disagree then u can try to come take it from me !!!

11/04/2008 10:14 PM  
Blogger Overcast said...

Yes, only the Government should have assault rifles, so they can efficiently butcher people overseas.

1/15/2009 3:17 PM  

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