This year's national elections are a must-win fight for our country, our values, and our freedom. President Barack Obama spent his first term in office setting the stage for a massive second-term assault on our gun rights. Consider these facts:
|Nominated Anti-Gun Justices to the U.S. Supreme Court
Obama’s appointments of Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court showed his true feelings about our fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Justice Sotomayor has already signed an opinion saying the American people do not have an individual right to own firearms, and Justice Kagan was immersed in the Clinton administration’s anti-gun program as a policy advisor. Just one more justice like Sotomayor or Kagan could let an Obama Supreme Court destroy the Second Amendment.
|Appointed Anti-Gun Extremists to Key Positions
Obama's appointees have included Attorney General Eric Holder, who joined a Supreme Court brief arguing that the Second Amendment doesn’t protect an individual right and who has said that government and Hollywood should "brainwash people" against gun ownership.
|U.N. Gun Ban Treaty
Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reversed previous U.S. policy and participated in negotiations for a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. Drafts of the treaty included calls for firearm and ammunition registration that would put American gun owners at the mercy of foreign governments. Though the treaty is currently tabled, anti-gun foreign governments are already pushing to reopen negotiations. [“U.S. Backs Arms Trade Treaty at UN, Abandoning Bush Opposition” Bloomberg.com, 10/30/09]
|Supports Semi-Auto Ban
Barack Obama and administration officials have consistently stated support for a new semi-auto ban. On February 2, 2012, Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: “This administration has consistently favored the reinstitution of the assault weapons ban…” [House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, 2/2/12]
|Working on Gun Control Under the Radar
"I just want you to know that we are working on it," Sarah Brady of The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence recalled President Obama telling them. "We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar."
|Armed Mexican Drug Cartels and tried to Cover it Up
The Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives encouraged the trafficking of guns to Mexican drug cartels, then used the results of the deadly operation to make their case for bringing back the Clinton gun ban and imposing an illegal long registration scheme in southwest border states.Obama then claimed “executive privilege” to help Attorney General Holder stonewall a congressional investigation. [“Obama invokes executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents,” LATimes.com, 7/20/12]
|Supported Suing Gun Manufacturers for the Acts of Criminals
Barack Obama voted to allow reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearms industry. [United States Senate, S. 397, vote number 219, July 2, 2005.]
|Opposed Right-to-Carry laws
"I am not in favor of concealed weapons," Obama said. "I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations." [“Candidates' gun control positions may figure in Pa. vote,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Wednesday, April 2, 2008,]