Complete prohibitions of handguns

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    My Way News - Gun ruling reverberates in presidential campaign
    His Democratic rival, Obama, issued a more carefully worded statement apparently aimed at both moderate voters and his liberal base. 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."

    "I have always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms, but I also identify with the need for crime-ravaged communities to save their children from the violence that plagues our streets through commonsense, effective safety measures," Obama said.

    Obama said his view was supported by the court's ruling that the Constitution does not permit "the absolute prohibition of handguns." That language "reinforces that if we act responsibly, we can both protect the constitutional right to bear arms and keep our communities and our children safe," Obama said.

    On 1996 Questionnaire, Obama Answered "Yes" To Question About His Support For Legislation To "Ban The Manufacture, Sale And Possession Of Handguns." Question: "Do you support state legislation to ... ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns? [Obama's Response:] Yes." (Independent Voters Of Illinois Independent Precinct Organization 1996 General Candidate Questionnaire, Barack Obama Responses, 9/10/96)

    In 2003, Obama Voted In Support Of Legislation That "Would Have Banned Most Of The Privately Held Hunting Shotguns, Target Rifles, And Black Powder Rifles" In Illinois. "n 2003, Obama voted in support of SB1195, which, if passed, would have banned most of the privately held hunting shotguns, target rifles, and black powder rifles in the state. If the ban was enacted, law enforcement officials would have been authorized to forcibly enter private homes to confiscate newly banned firearms." (Illinois State Rifle Association, "ISRA Blasts Candidate Obama On His Record Of Hostility Toward Law-Abiding Firearm Owners," Press Release, 8/24/04)

    In 2004, Obama Voted Against Legislation "Drafted To Protect Homeowners From Prosecution In Cases Where They Used A Firearm To Halt A Home Invasion." "[O]bama cast a total of 4 votes in opposition to SB2165. SB2165 was drafted to protect homeowners from prosecution in cases where they used a firearm to halt a home invasion. Once again, Obama found himself on the wrong side of the issue as overwhelming majorities of both the House and the Senate voted in favor of this important legislation. Obama's steadfast opposition to SB2165 is indicative of his misplaced priorities on issues of self-defense
    and personal firearm ownership." (Illinois State Rifle Association, "ISRA Blasts Candidate Obama On His Record Of Hostility Toward Law-Abiding Firearm Owners," Press Release, 8/24/04)

    The Bill Was In Response To Homeowner Who Shot Burglar Who Had Broken Into His Home - Twice. "The state handgun bill Obama voted against was a response to the case of a suburban Chicago restaurant owner who shot a burglar who had broken into his home twice." (Mike Robinson, "Keyes Rips Obama Over Opposition To Gun Bill," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, 8/24/04)

    In The U.S. Senate, Obama Voted Twice To Hold Manufacturers, Distributors, Dealers And Importers Of Firearms And Ammunition Liable For The Acts Of Criminals. (S. 397, CQ Vote #206: Motion Agreed To 66-32: R 53-1; D 13-30; I 0-1, 7/26/05, Obama Voted Nay; S. 397, CQ Vote #219: Passed 65-31: R 50-2; D 14-29; I 1-0, 7/29/05, Obama Voted Nay)

    Does Obama think that his legislative history has been expunged or is he trying to appeal to all those people who cling to their guns?:eusa_shifty:
     
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    Anyone remotely concerned with their 2A rights shouldn't consider, even for a nanosecond, casting their vote for Barack Hussein Okerry.

    He said all of the right things today (except for "what works for Cheyenne may not work for Chicago," the gist being that the 2A is applicable in rural areas but not the inner city :cuckoo:), when it was politically expedient. But historically he's been very hostile towards the gun rights movement, as your article shows.
     
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    Why? After Heller, there is less to worry about then ever.
     
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    Not Really. He supports removing gun rights, and the court was clear that restrictions are allowed. He could be planning to test just how far those restrictions can go.
     
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    True dat.
     
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    Heller was a battle, not a war.
     
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    You mean like after Roe v Wade? When was that? 1964? Yet the droolers at the mouth are STILL drooling at the mouth as if it was last week and still faced an appeal.
     
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    1974 is closer though seems 73 is stuck in my mind for some reason.
     
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    What next?

    If these damned liberals get their way they'll want to take away our

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    Now how can anyone reasonable expect me to have a viable HOME DEFENCE if I can't have one of these babies?​
     
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    Reasonable gun regulation is fine, but wanting to ban the manufacter of all handguns is a violation of the second amendment. A position Obama has taken in the past, banning all handgun manufacturing. He voted against protecting a homeowner from prosecution when they are defending their home with a gun.
     

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