OBAMA and Gun Control!

Discussion in 'Politics Of Hunting And Guns (NOT General Politics' started by edge, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    Very chilling!

    Illinois State Rifle Association

    State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson Issues Open Letter to Nation's Sportsmen Regarding Obama's History in the Illinois Senate

    CHICAGO, Oct 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The following is the text of an open letter to the nation's hunters and sportsmen issued today by Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson:

    Fellow Sportsman,
    Hello, my name is Rich Pearson and I have been active in the firearm rights movement for over 40 years. For the past 15 years, I have served in the Illinois state capitol as the chief lobbyist for the Illinois State Rifle Association.

    I lobbied Barack Obama extensively while he was an Illinois State Senator. As a result of that experience, I know Obama's attitudes toward guns and gun owners better than anyone. The truth be told, in all my years in the Capitol I have never met a legislator who harbors more contempt for the law-abiding firearm owner than does Barack Obama.

    Although Obama claims to be an advocate for the 2nd Amendment, his voting record in the Illinois Senate paints a very different picture. While a state senator, Obama voted for a bill that would ban nearly every hunting rifle, shotgun and target rifle owned by Illinois citizens. That same bill would authorize the state police to raid homes of gun owners to forcibly confiscate banned guns. Obama supported a bill that would shut down law-abiding firearm manufacturers including Springfield Armory, Armalite, Rock River Arms and Les Baer. Obama also voted for a bill that would prohibit law-abiding citizens from purchasing more than one gun per month.

    Without a doubt, Barack Obama has proven himself to be an enemy of the law abiding firearm owner. At the same time, Obama has proven himself to be a friend to the hardened criminal. While a state senator, Obama voted 4 times against legislation that would allow a homeowner to use a firearm in defense of home and family.

    Does Barack Obama still sound to you like a "friend" of the law-abiding gun owner?

    And speaking of friends, you can always tell a person by the company they keep. Obama counts among his friends the Rev. Michael Pfleger - a renegade Chicago priest who has openly called for the murder of gun shop owners and pro-gun legislators. Then there is his buddy Richard Daley, the mayor of Chicago who has declared that if it were up to him, nobody would be allowed to own a gun. And let's not forget Obama's pal George Soros - the guy who has pumped millions of dollars into the UN's international effort to disarm law-abiding citizens.

    Obama has shown that he is more than willing to use other people's money to fund his campaign to take your guns away from you. While a board member of the leftist Joyce Foundation, Barack Obama wrote checks for tens of millions of dollars to extremist gun control organizations such as the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and the Violence Policy Center.

    Does Barack Obama still sound to you like a "friend" of the law-abiding gun owner?

    By now, I'm sure that many of you have received mailings from an organization called "American Hunters and Shooters Association(AHSA)" talking about what a swell fellow Obama is and how he honors the 2nd Amendment and how you will never have to worry about Obama coming to take your guns. Let me make it perfectly clear - everything the AHSA says about Obama is pure hogwash. The AHSA is headed by a group of left-wing elitists who subscribe to the British view of hunting and shooting. That is, a state of affairs where hunting and shooting are reserved for the wealthy upper-crust who can afford guided hunts on exclusive private reserves. The AHSA is not your friend, never will be.

    In closing, I'd like to remind you that I'm a guy who has actually gone nose to nose with Obama on gun rights issues. The Obama I know cannot even begin to identify with this nation's outdoor traditions. The Obama I know sees you, the law abiding gun owner, as nothing but a low-class lummox who is easily swayed by the flash of a smile and a ration of rosy rhetoric. The Obama I know is a stony-faced liar who has honed his skill at getting what he wants - so long as people are willing to give it to him.

    That's the Barack Obama I know.

    The ISRA is the state's leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Founded in 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.

    This press release was posted on PRnewswire.

    Posted Wed Oct 15 18:44:24 CDT 2008
     
  2. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member

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    Nothing more valid than first hand information!
     

  3. royinidaho

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    Just received the above info from another source.

    Tho't I'd look before I posted it.

    Thanks Edge!
     
  4. MagMan

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    That could get ugly. How many LEO's do you suppose would refuse to do that, not only out of fear/common sense but principal. No doubt that is asking for trouble.
     
  5. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    Instead of helping citizens, the police spent a lot of time confiscating LEGAL firearms ( from those people that stayed behind ) after Katrina! It seems that honest people can't be trusted :(

    edge.

    PS I don't know if those have ever been accounted for, but no reimbursement was made as far as I have ever heard!
     
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  6. Wlfdg

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    I would be curious what someone in Shawn Carlock's position would feel about that. As a gun manufacturer, shooting instructor and officer of the peace.
     
  7. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    No doubt....we must all be criminals.
     
  8. trebark

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    This is the type of rhetoric we hear about democrats during every election and at all levels. Is it really true? I seem to recall nothing of any significance happening to our 2nd amendment rights during the Clinton administration.

    Further, the Supreme Court just upheld that the 2nd amendment does in fact guarantee the right of individuals to bear arms. How much power do you think any President has to overturn that decision?
     
  9. edge

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    Are you disputing the article or just letting us know that you are voting for Obama?

    The fact is that Obama may have a chance to change the Supreme Court!

    He has said that the DC gun ban was good law, but now seems to be pandering on the issue. I am glad that you trust him, He lied on the Ayers, Wright friendships, and I don't think that his wife was proud of this Country before Obama started winning!

    None of those on their own mean much, and wouldn't to someone with a long history that we could look to, BUT the Flag Pin, not Saluting the Flag, Rev. Wright, Flager, Ayers, not proud, DC Ban is good law, all of these things add up to someone that I do NOT trust to be President!

    edge.
     
  10. Nomosendero

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    Brady I was to pave the way for BradyII & BradyII would have eliminated a great deal of
    sporting rifles & shotguns. Bush killed BradyI (Clinton Ban) & BradyII went away. This cycle Obama is the likely winner, though I am not a Prophet & it is not for sure yet. If he does, we not only will have a Socialist Demoncrap Congress, the furthest to the left ever, coupled with a Marxist Pres. It is not rocket science here. You cannot listen to what a polititian says, Rep. or Socialist Demoncrap, but you MUST look at their record & Obama's record is clear & extreme.

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