As a state senator in Illinois, President Obama opposed legislation providing an exception to handgun restrictions if the weapon was used in the defense of ones home. Obamas vote would have maintained the status quo, which made it a violation of municipal gun ban law to use a firearm to save your own life in your own home. But the bill was passed anyway without his support. The vote is a sign of how committed Obama may be to strict gun control measures further down... The Illinois legislation was passed after a man who shot a burglar in his home was fined $750 by his town for disobeying its handgun ban. The absurdity and injustice of the situation doesnt seem to have made much of an impression on Obama. and yet further... Just eight years earlier, in 1996, Obama answered Yes to a survey question asking whether he would support state legislation to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns. The Obama 2008 presidential campaign claimed the form had been filled out by an aide who mischaracterized Obamas position, even though Obamas handwriting was found on survey. Obama Opposed Gun Ban Exception to Defend One’s Home | The Blog on Obama: White House Dossier The magic negro indeed wishes to disarm you.