Wednesday, April 2, 2008

More on Obama and the Second Amendment

Well, you just knew that if you picked a little at Obama the tapestry of obfuscation around his Second Amendment stance would unravel. If you remember yesterday, I reported that Obama believes that the Second Amendment is “…subject to reasonable and commonsense regulation.” This begs the question “what does Obama see as reasonable or commonsense?” Well, The Politico has provided the answers for us.

The Politico has a questionnaire filled out by Obama when he was first seeking political office in Illinois on file in its archives. The document is split into two halves and is a scanned PDF:

Part 1:
Part 2:

Part 2, question 35 asks the following questions:

Do you support state legislation to:
Ban the manufacture, sale, and possession of handguns?


Ban the manufacture, sale and possession of assault weapons?


Mandatory waiting periods with background checks to purchase guns?


All righty then! So much for respecting the individual right affirmed in the Second Amendment. Let’s take Obama’s examples above and make them First Amendment related.

Do you support legislation to:
Ban preaching of and membership in the Catholic Faith?


Ban preaching of and membership in the Mormon Faith?


Require a one week waiting period before an individual can be baptized in a Protestant Faith?


Once again Obama clearly shows either a clear lack of understanding of the Constitution, or more likely a blatant disregard for parts of it he finds to be distasteful. At the end of the day, Barack Obama represents a clear and present danger to the Second Amendment, and if he is the Democratic nominee for President, we should hammer him relentlessly on this stance.

Until next time!

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