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On Gun Rights: Obama=Radical

Friday, October 17, 2008

Refused to sign the brief supporting an individual Second Amendment right in the Heller case.

Against Right-to-Carry. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 4/2/08; Chicago Tribune, 9/15/04)

Director, Joyce Foundation—one of the most anti-gun foundations in America. (Politico)

"I think it's a scandal that this president [Bush] did not authorize a renewal of the assault weapons ban." (Illinois Senate Debate #3: Barack Obama vs. Alan Keyes, 10/21/04)

"Clinging" to guns—how Obama described "bitter" gun owners at a San Francisco fundraiser.

Ammunition ban supporter. Obama voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting. (United States Senate, S. 397, vote 217, 7/29/05)

Limiting self-defense. Obama voted to allow the prosecution of people who us a firearm for self-defense in their homes. (Illinois Senate, S.B. 2165, vote 20, 3/25/04)

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