Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hunters Beware. Criminals, Rejoice

I am not considering a career as a political blogger, but feel this election could be the most important one ever, and one which could change a lot of our freedoms. I don't hunt, but have been concerned with Obama's stance on guns. Dad gets "American Hunter", the official magazine of the NRA (National Rifle Association), and in this issue, they devoted about 8 pages to Obama & Biden's stance on guns and went issue by issue, showing how he has voted and what he has said. He is now trying to claim he isn't for banning guns, but his record states otherwise. Anyone who is a hunter and votes for him, is a brainless idiot. Here are the facts:

1) supporting a ban on handguns. During his first run for Senate in 1996, he said on a candidate questionaire that he supported legislation to "ban the sale and possession of handguns." Obama claimed his staff had filled it out incorrectly, but a version later appeared in his own handwriting saying the same thing.

2) Voted to ban most rifle ammunition. In 2005, Edward Kennedy proposed a ban on practically all center-fire ammunition used for hunting or any other purpose.

3) Opposed self-defense. He is for prosecuting people who shoot used guns for self-defense in their own homes. Wonder what he would do - sit down for talks with no preconditions?!

4) Supported reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearm industry. He and Biden both voted against a law prohibiting political lawsuits against the firearm industry.

5) Opposes Right-to-Carry. Obama has voted consistently for banning any citizen from carrying weapons, other than law enforcement.

6) Supports gun registration

7) Voted for one-gun-a-month legislation

8)Voted against confirming pro-Second Amendment Justices to the US Surpreme Court - Second Amendment is the right to bear arms.

9) Supports local and state gun bans.

10) Supported bans on standard capacity magazines. This would ban all single-shot and double-barreled shotguns 28 gauge or larger, and many semi-automatic shotguns would be banned, along with hundreds of models of rifles and handguns. This bill died, otherwise, anyone who possessed one of these guns 90 days after the bill would have been passed, would have faced felony charges.

11) Supported increasing the excise tax on firearms by 500%. Yes - 500%. Right now, long guns and long gun ammo are taxed at 11%. Handguns and handgun ammo are taxed at 10%. In 1999, Obama proposed increasing these taxes by 500%.

12) Supports laws mandating the use of "micro-stamping". "new technology on each and every semi-automatic handgun sold in New York State that will trace the gun back to its original buyer and seller. It is called "micro-stamping" - a tiny mark on the firing pin and the breech of the weapon that leaves a distinctive signature on the cartridge when it is fired."

13) Supports mandatory waiting periods.

14) Served on the board of directors of the most anti-gun foundation in America.

Yes, people get killed by guns, but taking guns from law-abiding cititzens won't take care of that problem, also, drunk driving kills as many or more people, and Obama isn't out there trying to crack down on beer sales.

I saw a bumper sticker once that said "if they outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns". I don't own guns, and am totally bored by hunting (besides, the last time I hunted, I got lost!) - but am all in favor of people hunting - and I like the meat! But this is just one more freedom we could lose if Obama gets in, so warn your hunter friends.

And a final word to Barrack Hussein Obama, not that he will read it: Just what would you do if an intruder broke into your home and threatened the safety of YOUR family?


Kim M. said...

I totally agree with you on this, Mark!!!