Barack Obama in the 1990’s: “I don’t think people should be able to own guns”
According to this article while Barack Obama was still at the University of Chicago he met with gun rights advocate John Lott and told him that he didn’t believe the people should be allowed to own guns.
The article above then lists four positions Barack Obama has taken in the past on the second amendment:
1. In a 1998 questionnaire for the Illinois state legislature, Obama said he wanted to “ban the sale or transfer of all sorts of semi-automatic weapons.”
2. From 1998-2001 Obama was on the board of the Joyce Foundation, the “major funder for gun-control research” at that time.
3. Obama opposes concealed carry and always has (every state but Illinois disagrees with him).
4. Obama only sees two “legitimate” purposes for guns: “hunting and target shooting.” This means using guns for self defense is not legitimate. And this goes a long way in explaining Obama’s past support of laws banning the use of guns for self-defense in Illinois, even in one’s own home.
In the same survey mentioned above Barack Obama also stated be believed in banning the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns, yet Barack Obama and Jay Carney continue to insist that he is a believer in the second amendment.
At this point the interview with John Lott is just here-say, but if he was such a believer in the second amendment why would he and his propagandist have to keep assuring the American people he is a supporter of the second amendment, wouldn’t his record speak for itself? In my opinion it does and me thinks he doth protest too much.