But if you talk to sportsmen in my home state of Illinois, they will tell you that I've always been a forceful advocate on behalf of the rights of sportsmen, on behalf of access for sportsmen and hunters. I've been somebody who, well before the recent Supreme Court case, stated my belief that the Second Amendment was an individual right.
GroundSwatter wrote:http://www.fieldandstream.com/article/Hunting/Special-Report-An-Exclusive-Interview-with-Senator-Barack-Obama/2But if you talk to sportsmen in my home state of Illinois, they will tell you that I've always been a forceful advocate on behalf of the rights of sportsmen, on behalf of access for sportsmen and hunters. I've been somebody who, well before the recent Supreme Court case, stated my belief that the Second Amendment was an individual right.
So SpinnerMan, any comments on this quote?
Did he ever hear of Lake Michigan? That's pretty close to the south side of Chicago. There are parks all over the city. There are actually a lot of fishing opportunities in and around the city. This was a thought out written responseWhen you're in the South Side of Chicago, there's not too many opportunities for hunting and fishing.
SpinnerMan wrote:You have to concede that there are many areas that have completely undermined the concept of private property in the name of the environment.
My hunting club is on old strip mines that filled up with water. Basically, a very large man made swimming pool. Our club is very restricted by what we can do because it is a "wetland." There are no inflows or outflows to any waterway, but we cannot do anything without a permit. Including dredging (with shovels) so small boats can pass through shallow areas. We got fined for that in the past
There are major excesses in the name of the environment. There is virtually no common sense in the process. However, there is far more common sense on the Republican side than the Democrat side, but they are demagogued as destroying the environment. What a bunch of crap as you can see by the strong Republican leanings of hunters and fisherman that clearly care more about the environment than those that live in the urban jungle.
OL: You and your opponent supported legislation that would close the so-called "gun show loophole" and make it illegal for individuals to privately sell firearms without doing a background check. Is that still your position? Why?
OBAMA: Yes. This common-sense step will ensure that the same background checks already required for purchasing guns from a licensed dealer are also required for sellers at gun shows. I don't believe that criminals or the mentally ill should be able to acquire guns at gun shows that they wouldn't otherwise be able to acquire at a gun store.
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