McCain vs. Obama on Heller


toreskha

Titles are un-American.
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McCain, the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting, heralded the justices' action as "a landmark victory for Second Amendment freedom."

Voicing a stance that could help him woo conservatives and libertarians, McCain said, "This ruling does not mark the end of our struggle against those who seek to limit the rights of law-abiding citizens. We must always remain vigilant in defense of our freedoms."
Sounds good...fairly straightforward and leaves open the door for future measures.

The statement from Obama, who has long said local governments should be able to regulate guns, did not specifically say whether Obama agreed with overturning the specific D.C. ban. But he said Thursday's ruling "will provide much-needed guidance to local jurisdictions across the country."
Sure it will...that's what the interpretation of laws is supposed to do. Also, wheels roll and fire burns.

"You said in Idaho recently, I'm quoting here, '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," said the moderator, Leon Harris of Washington television station WJLA. Obama nodded as Harris spoke, nodding and saying, "Right, right."

"How can you reconcile those two different positions?" Harris asked.

Obama answered that the United States has conflicting traditions of gun ownership and street violence that results from illegal handgun use. "So, there is nothing wrong, I think, with a community saying we are going to take those illegal handguns off the streets," Obama said.

The Obama campaign argued that Obama was simply acknowledging the question by saying "right."

In other instances, Obama refused to articulate a position when asked whether he thought the D.C. ban was constitutional.

The campaign would not answer directly Thursday when asked whether the candidate agreed with the court that the D.C. ban was unconstitutional, simply pointing back to his statement.
Sounds like a cloud of nebulosity to me. He's basically trying to avoid saying, "I hate guns! I hate'em!"

Basically he doesn't have any problem with the use of firearms, except for any use whatsoever that would make them useful or effective.
 

tattedupboy

Thank God I'm alive!
Obama's voting record in the Illinois legislature is all the answer anyone needs as to whether he would support the rights of gun owners. In addition, he is a Chicago-area Democrat. Enough said.
 

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