if obama says he is actually a white man, and is married to a white woman, will you take his word? and joe biden is pro-gun too right? dude, some things can be debatable, but their stance on gun control is plain as day
"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."
35. Do you support legislation to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of
While a complete ban on handguns is not politically practicable, I believe reasonable restrictions on the sale and possession of handguns are necessary to protect the public safety. In the Illinois Senate last year, I supported a package of bills to limit individual Illinoisans to purchasing one handgun a month; require all promoters and sellers at firearms shows to carry a state license; allow civil liability for death or injuries caused by handguns; and require FOID applicants to apply in person. I would support similar efforts at the federal level, including retaining the Brady Law.
b. assault weapons?
c. ammunition for handguns and assault weapons?
I would support banning the sale of ammunition for assault weapons and limiting the sale of ammunition for handguns.
36. Do you support legislation
a. mandating background checks of purchasers of weapons at gun shows, through the internet and through print advertisements?
b. increasing penalties for illegal resale of weapons?
But the campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said that he "...believes that we can recognize and respect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and the right of local communities to enact common sense laws to combat violence and save lives. Obama believes the D.C. handgun law is constititional.
...the passage of legal protection for the gun industry would mark an enormous setback for gun control advocates and for leaders of cities such as Chicago, who have filed suit against gun dealers and manufacturers.
I believe we need to renew--not roll back--this common sense gun law," Obama said. - In reference to the 1994 AWB.
The Audacity of Hope, p.215 Oct 1, 2006
I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities, and that our leaders must say so in the face of the gun manfuacturer's lobby.
1998 IL State Legislative National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 1998
Principles that Obama supports on gun issues:
Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
Increase state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks with firearms.
Obama is proposing to make it a felony for a gun owner whose firearm was stolen from his residence which causes harm to another person if that weapon was not securely stored in that home.
He's proposing restricting gun purchases to one weapon a month and banning the sale of firearms at gun shows except for "antique" weapons. Obama is also proposing increasing the licensing fee to obtain a federal firearms license. ....
He's proposing that all federally licensed gun dealers sell firearms in a storefront and not from their homes while banning their business from being within five miles of a school or a park. He's also banning the sale of 'junk" handguns like the popular Saturday Night Specials.
1996 Independent Voters of Illinois – Independent Precinct Organization Questionnaire.
35. Do you support state legislation ???
a. ban the manufacture, sale or possession of handguns?
b. ban the manufacture, sale or possession of assault weapons?
c. mandatory waiting periods with background checks for weapons?
Just a few more things Obama supported while a state senator.
He supported a 500 % increase in federal ammo tax
He supported banning "compact" guns
He supported limiting the amount of guns you can purchase
He supported banning all guns sales (except antique) at gun shows
He supported charging a person with a felony offense if a gun is stolen from their home
He supported the prohibition of people under the age of 21 from owning possessing ANY firearm. ( no more youth hunting)
He supported a giant increase in gun dealers licensing fees
He supported making it illegal to sell a gun within 5 miles of a school or park
He supported the ban on police agencies from selling old service weapons to generate funds for new ones.
He was also the director of the JOYCE foundation which is the largest supporter of radical anti gun groups ( he gave $19 million) including 1.5 million to the ultra radical Violence Policy Center.
Here are some upcoming bills and legislation.
Banning all non serialized/encoded ammo
Banning lead bullets
Banning guns that don't "micro stamp"
Banning "large" ammo mags
Ban all conventional ammo as "armor piercing"
Ban "nonsporting" ammo
Banning Hollow point
Banning or prohibitivley taxing handgun ammo
Banning ammo and guns through consumer product legislation.
Banning .25, .32 ,9mm, 5.7x28, and all 50 cal. ammo
Ban All Black talon, Rhino, Hydro shok, and all other ammo specifically for self defense.
Obama voiced support for or voted to enact laws for:
A ban on all handguns
To ban the sale or transfer of all semiautomatic firearms. (that includes your Benelli shotgun)
Ban the right to carry a concealed weapon in everystate, nation wide.
Ban all home ownership of firearms, even for self defense
He vote against a bill that would excuse people who in violation of a gun ban could be prosecuted for defending themselves. (what that means is if you keep your glock after its banned, and shoot someone defending your life, you go on trial for murder)
He supported a law that all firearms must be stored with individual locks regardless of bulk(safe type) storage.
He voted "present" when asked if he was in support of teenage gang member criminals as adults. Even if the gang member killed someone, they could not receive death.
He opposes mandatory sentencing guidelines for armed criminals.
He supports the DC gun ban.
Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
Ban semi-automatics, and more possession restrictions. (Jul 1998)
2000: cosponsored bill to limit purchases to 1 gun per month.
btw, thats seastreets little compilation. i cant take credit for it