Monday, June 30, 2008

I'm a bitter gun owner and I vote

As is traditional in recent national election years, it's time for the Democrats to start lying to the American people who would be horrified to know what they are up to when the citizens aren't watching. As Ann Coulter observed,
It's going to take a lot of "framing" for Democrats to recast Obama's explanation to San Francisco cafe society that gun ownership and a belief in God are the byproducts of a psychological disorder brought on by economic hardship.

It is an article of faith with the Democrats that they must fool Americans by simulating agreement with normal people. The winner of the Democratic primary is always the candidate who does the best impersonation of an American.
While marginally better than Her Thighness, Barack Obama really hasn't done too well in the impersonation department despite his "speechifying skills" (in the presence of a teleprompter, at least), but it is early days yet. As evidence that he is going to give it the old Harvard lawyer try, check out his newly revised stand on 2nd Amendment rights where all of a sudden Barack is all for folks owning handguns for protecting themselves and their families after opposing it for years. Next thing you know he'll be getting shooting lessons.

Kerry gives Obama a shooting lesson
Still, gun owners aren't going to believe this new Obama any more than they believed the "new" John Kerry in 2004. Here's a snip from an NRA assessment of Obama's record:

On the Second Amendment, Don’t Believe Obama!

The presidential primary season is finally over, and it is now time for gun owners to take a careful look at just where apparent nominee Barack Obama stands on issues related to the Second Amendment. During the primaries, Obama tried to hide behind vague statements of support for “sportsmen” or unfounded claims of general support for the right to keep and bear arms.

But his real record, based on votes taken, political associations, and long standing positions, shows that Barack Obama is a serious threat to Second Amendment liberties. Don’t listen to his campaign rhetoric! Look instead to what he has said and done during his entire political career.

FACT: Barack Obama voted to allow reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearms industry.

FACT: Barack Obama wants to re-impose the failed and discredited Clinton Gun Ban.

FACT: Barack Obama voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting.

FACT: Barack Obama has endorsed a complete ban on handgun ownership.

FACT: Barack Obama supports local gun bans in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and other cities.

FACT: Barack Obama voted to uphold local gun bans and the criminal prosecution of people who use firearms in self-defense.
Click through for more and for the citations. Then head on over to the NRA-ILA to get your yard signs and/or to make a contribution:

I am a bitter gun owner and I vote