Obama denies flip-flopping on guns

Obama claimed this yesterday on Newshour with Jim Lehrer:

"You mentioned the gun position. I’ve been talking about the Second Amendment being an individual right for the last year and a half. So there wasn’t a shift there."

To see Obama's flip-flop on the gun issue read this.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that Obama somewhat tepidly supports the abstract idea of an individual right to keep and bear arms, at the current time, but only out of political necessity. Unfortunately, I also believe that he enthusiastically supports the government's authority to infringe that right to the point of it being practically meaningless. I think that means that he's a dishonest fraud who is trying to BS his way into the White House, but the ruse is so ludicrously transparent as to be a joke. The credibility of his claim isn’t merely zero, it runs well into the negative range. It is positively disbelievable. In other words, he's lying to us.

7/16/2008 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He had the chance to sign on as a friend of the court along with other Congressional members. He chose not to do that. I don't care what a politician says, they will twist it tomorrow to move with the prevailing wind. Rather I care what they choose to do or not do.

7/16/2008 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of flip flops:

U.S. reverses course, will send envoy to talks with Iran

7/16/2008 9:03 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Dear Last Anonymous:

And this violates the promise not to negotiate with Iran how? The CNN story is obviously inaccurate because it uses the term "engage." The State Department official will not talk to the Iranian official. The US wants to monitor the discussions.

7/17/2008 12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next thing you know, the White House will take up Obama's suggestion of removing some troops from Iraq and sending them to Afghanistan......

7/17/2008 9:43 AM  

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