A Tradition or Constitutional Right?


Boofreakinyah

Glock 23c
Barack Obama: “Respect 2nd Amendment, but local gun bans ok”

Q: Reporter - You said recently, “I have no intention of taking away folks’ guns.” But you support the D.C. handgun ban, and you’ve said that it’s constitutional. How do you reconcile those two positions?

A: Obama - Because I think we have two conflicting traditions in this country. I think it’s important for us to recognize that we’ve got a tradition of handgun ownership and gun ownership generally. And a lot of law-abiding citizens use it for hunting, for sportsmanship, and for protecting their families. We also have a violence on the streets that is the result of illegal handgun usage. And so I think there is nothing wrong with a community saying we are going to take those illegal handguns off the streets. And cracking down on the various loopholes that exist in terms of background checks for children, the mentally ill. We can have reasonable, thoughtful gun control measure that I think respect the Second Amendment and people’s traditions.

According to the Supreme Court of the United States of America, as well as simple common sense, “..handgun ownership and gun ownership in general” is MY and OUR Constitutional RIGHT….Not a tradition.

Eating waffles at midnight on New Years Eve with my children….THAT is a tradition, Mr. Obama.

Source: 2008 Politico pre-Potomac Primary interview Feb 11, 2008
The above quotations are from Joint interviews hosted by ABC7 and Politico.com, Feb. 11, 2008, on eve of primaries in VA, MD, and DC.
 

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kwo51

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He does not no the differance. He is out of his league. Would like to see him out of here.
 

toreskha

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And so I think there is nothing wrong with a community saying we are going to take those illegal handguns off the streets.
I wish he would explain what an "illegal handgun" is. Judging by the name I would think it must be a fully automatic pistol that requires an FFL, but I doubt that's what he means.
 

johnsteele

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I wish he would explain what an "illegal handgun" is. Judging by the name I would think it must be a fully automatic pistol that requires an FFL, but I doubt that's what he means.
From the Obama Dictionary: Illegal handgun (n) Any firearm that is not in the hands of the police.
 

Ruger Lady

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Obama is so out of touch with the gun owning population and he just keeps making himself more out of touch. If he got elected President, I wouldn't be surprised if he pushed for a re-writing or repeal of the 2nd Amendment. As I watch some poll numbers lately, he is ahead of McCain. It's scary.
 
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tattedupboy

Thank God I'm alive!
Obama can try to be as careful as he possibly can with what he says, but at the end of the day, there's no denying the fact that he is perhaps the most anti 2A presidential candidate in history. If you thought the AWB during the Clinton administration was bad, just wait and see what President Obama has in store for us.
 

MP3Mogul

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And unfortunately, he has the election all but sewed up. There are even books on Osama for BABIES now... WTF is happening here. It's the AntiChrist!

We can only wait and see what happens.
 

FBMG Smithy

Gunsmith
and there are actually some people stupid enough to want to vote for "green" hippy senator for the most powerful position in the free world.
 

HK4U

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We also have a violence on the streets that is the result of illegal handgun usage. And so I think there is nothing wrong with a community saying we are going to take those illegal handguns off the streets.

By illegal does he mean guns in the hands of criminals. If so then what we need to do is take the "criminals " off the street. Or is this another case of "It depends on your definition of what is is".
 

Palmach

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That is what you get from the elitist liberals. They flip and flop. They use language that appears to be saying what people want to hear. However, their motives are suspect.

It seems to me that some people were fooled in a garden some years ago by just such a character.

The more I watch this guy, the more you can see that he is nothing but a puppet for the elite left. He gives strong speeches when they are written for him, but check him out in a town meeting and the guy stumbles and falls all over himself.
 

Stiofan

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We also have a violence on the streets that is the result of illegal handgun usage. And so I think there is nothing wrong with a community saying we are going to take those illegal handguns off the streets.

By illegal does he mean guns in the hands of criminals. If so then what we need to do is take the "criminals " off the street. Or is this another case of "It depends on your definition of what is is".

Sorry to disagree, but without the criminal, there can be no violence. Unlike a car which can roll down a hill and kill someone, guns don't spontaneously fire off.

The argument that guns, illegal or legal, causes deaths is an old one the antis have made for years. And Obama shows where he is coming from by using the same line.

As has been the tag line by the NRA for years "guns don't kill people, people do" sums up the above very well. Only criminals create crime.

Bottom line is go after the gangbangers, don't go after the guns with even more inane laws that don't work but restrict the law abiding.
 

HK4U

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Sorry to disagree, but without the criminal, there can be no violence. Unlike a car which can roll down a hill and kill someone, guns don't spontaneously fire off.

The argument that guns, illegal or legal, causes deaths is an old one the antis have made for years. And Obama shows where he is coming from by using the same line.

As has been the tag line by the NRA for years "guns don't kill people, people do" sums up the above very well. Only criminals create crime.

Bottom line is go after the gangbangers, don't go after the guns with even more inane laws that don't work but restrict the law abiding.

That was my point. If he is saying that some guns are "illegal" because they are in the hands of criminals then what should be done is get the criminals off the street not the guns. If criminals have guns I want to now why they are on the street in the first place instead of jail.. Criminals belong behind bars not on the street.
 

Stiofan

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That was my point. If he is saying that some guns are "illegal" because they are in the hands of criminals then what should be done is get the criminals off the street not the guns. If criminals have guns I want to now why they are on the street in the first place instead of jail.. Criminals belong behind bars not on the street.

I misunderstood then, sorry.
 

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