Does Obama Think People Should Be Allowed to Own Guns?

By AWR Hawkins

Barack Hussein Obama
Barack Hussein Obama
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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- When gun scholar John Lott met Barack Obama for the first time in 1996, he said Obama told him, “I don’t believe that people should be able to own guns.”

Lott and Obama were both at the University of Chicago Law School “where Obama was a part-time lecturer” when the future president reportedly made that statement.

And as Lott points out on PolitZette, the statement really encapsulates the way Obama has conducted himself in political office.

For example:

During his time in Illinois state politics, Obama supported a “ban [on] the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns,” a “ban [on] the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.” He was on the board of directors of the left-wing Joyce Foundation, which funded such anti-gun groups as the Violence Policy Center, the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, and Handgun Free America.

Human Events reported on a 1995 candidate questionnaire Obama filled out to run for office in Illinois. In that questionnaire, Obama supported “waiting periods” to buy a gun. That means a woman who goes to the gun store to get a gun because she is being pursued by a predator cannot leave the store with the gun that same day, but must wait three, five, or ten business days before she can return and pick up the gun and take it home.

Fox News reported that on another questionnaire—this one in 1998—Obama said he wanted to “ban the sale or transfer of all sorts of semi-automatic weapons.” During this same time period, Obama also spoke of his opposition to concealed carry, which he believed “creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.”

In 2003, Obama stood by laws—then present in certain areas of Chicago—which banned the use of handguns for self-defense.

Human Events reported that Obama took this stand over a case in Wilmette, Illinois, where a citizen used a handgun in self-defense. The man was under attack and killed the attacker. And while the killing was in self-defense, the innocent man faced jail time because he used a handgun to stop the attack. Numerous Illinois lawmakers realized that such a charge was illogical and began the process of changing the law to allow the use of a handgun when one’s life or the lives of one’s family were in danger.

Guess who opposed the change—Obama. He opposed it not just once, but numerous times.

Since December 2012, Obama has left no question regarding his desire to restrict Second Amendment rights as much as possible. He has supported “assault weapons” bans, magazine capacity bans, universal background checks, a ban on certain types of .5.56 ammo for AR-15s, and the complete forfeiture of Second Amendment rights for Social Security beneficiaries who cannot manage their own fiances.

Most recently, Breitbart News reported Obama’s suggestion that guns pose a greater threat than terrorism. He coupled this suggestion with a promise that he is going to do all he can to secure more gun control before his last 18 months in office are past.

This all makes sense if you “don’t believe that people should be able to own guns.”

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter: @AWRHawkins.

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Crotalus Maxximus
Crotalus Maxximus
6 years ago

RJ ; The NRA was warning the people of Illinois way back when BO was in the state legislature. Problem is that states dirty trick politics won out over sanity.

james
james
6 years ago

We have a JV POTUS, no excuse me, a Major League POS in the Oval Office.

He promised all of us on TV during the last debates that he will not take our guns.

He is 100% correct, he will leave that task up to the DOJ and BATF&E.

JohnC
JohnC
6 years ago

I do not agree with the Presidents position on gun law. However several of the commenters here are only exposing their ignorance and or dis respect for our President by their posts. Moat people will not listen to your reason when you talk disrespectfully of our President. If you want to be heard don’t be such an ass.

Janek
Janek
6 years ago
Reply to  JohnC

How can you respect someone who doesn’t respect the U.S. Constitution or the peoples representatives in Congress?

JohnC
JohnC
6 years ago
Reply to  Janek

He is our duly elected President.

George
George
6 years ago

Joy, we elected a President that doesn’t want to support the Constitution.

justtryit
justtryit
6 years ago

F**K BHO. Then again, I don’t go for cheap thrills, and I do have moral standards to live by

Capn Dad
Capn Dad
6 years ago

Some of us knew ovomit was feces before he was elected. The rest were too stupid to see it. All the college degrees in the world can never replace a pair of open eyes and a patriotic heart. “Educated” to me means “stupid”. I work with a bunch of liberal teachers who love ovomit and I tell them how stupid they are every day. My advice? Stand up to the so called “educated”. Dumber than a box of rocks I say.

RJ
RJ
6 years ago

My only question is why wasn’t all this information published before he was elected the first time? Where was the main stream media, the firearms publications, hunting and fishing TV shows, the NRA and the Republican party? You are closing the barn door after the horse has run away. We all know what Obama is and how he wants to destroy the United States. Some of us did our homework and knew before the election. God help the United States.

Bandit
Bandit
6 years ago
Reply to  RJ

A great deal of the info was put out there but the lame stream media washed it away, so much of it never saw the light of day. So then much of the info started getting onto the web and it is out there, I have toldpeople before that the truth about o is out there but there are those that think otherwise. Any number of people think he is the greatest thing since sliced bread, well he is not. O has committed more crimes than any other pres while in office than any other president, he has signed more… Read more »

Philip Martin
Philip Martin
6 years ago

I think the American people are getting with it, They now see that Obama is set to take away our freedom and our rights. We must keep up the fight and not let this fool win. We are Americans, and only the true one understand this all to well.

Janek
Janek
6 years ago

It’s now obvious that most Americans are sick and tired of Obama’s brand of “Hope and Change”.

durabo
durabo
6 years ago

Let Sheikh Hussein of Obamastan preach his gospel to the denizens of Chicago, and see how they listen to him.

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
6 years ago

536 days left then 1,460 days of Hillary. If the USA can survive Hillary, which I highly doubt……….

TEX
TEX
6 years ago

Myself,and the people I hang with really don’t give a damn what that skinny African born Muslim negro thinks about anything one way or the other. Americans,I mean real Americans,feel the same !

Eric
Eric
6 years ago

Lets see Obama wants to gag firearm information on the web , Hates the 1st Amendment . Wants to ban firearms hates the 2nd Amendment. Thinks NSA spying on citizens and secret FISA courts is a good thing. Thinks encryption software is bad. Hates the 4th , 5th, and 6th Amendments. Thinks the 10th Amendment should never existed. remember Obama saying “why can’t people just do as I say”. Gives illegals amnesty instead of deportation. Thinks that giving a letter to banks to accept drug money is an acceptable lawful answer to an illegal act. He has allowed and authorized… Read more »

John Lloyd Cowan
John Lloyd Cowan
6 years ago

“I don’t believe that people should be able to own guns.”
This tells you all you need to know about that man. To people such as him, and they are not un-common, you are state property. First, you have no rights, at all. Second, not having any rights, the state/king/imperial president can do what ever it wants. Progress! The road to hell.

John
John
6 years ago

536 days left that’s all I can say.

Dr Dave
Dr Dave
6 years ago

This isn’t really “news” POTUS has on every occasion possible stated his displeasure with his lack of ability to get the 2nd A amended or repealed or whatever legal terms he uses to take away guns in America he has 18 months this is over and the Dems all of those atleast looking to replace him are all set to follow his philosophy even the ones who for years supported gun freedom. Yesterday Bernie Saunders came out to say he would immediately prevent all weapons capable of killing people and not just for hunting from being sold traded or manufactured… Read more »