Okay, I'm still sick, but this a peeve of mine, so I'm putting it up here between coughing fits. I'm tired of arguing with my father-in-law about Obama's anti-gun stance. My father-in-law is gun lover, but a see no evil, hear no evil kind of guy when it comes to Obama (like many people, I suspect).
From the CNS News article by Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr:
In his new book, At the Brink, economist and author John Lott Jr., assesses the presidency of Barack Obama and recalls conversations regarding gun laws they had while working at the University of Chicago.Obama will lie through his teeth to get as many guns out of the American public's hands as possible. How can anyone trust this man? Shall we go through his various lies about ObamaCare? Fast & Furious? His spending? Benghazi?
In Chapter Three, Mr. Lott discusses gun-control and takes the reader back to his time at the University of Chicago, where he and then-professor Barack Obama spoke on numerous occasions about guns in America.
"I don't believe people should be able to own guns," Obama told Lott one day at the University of Chicago Law School.
Lott explains that he first met Obama shortly after completing his research on concealed handgun laws and crime.
"He did not come across as a moderate who wanted to bring people together," Lott writes.
After he introduced himself to Obama, Lott suggested that they have lunch one day to discuss their views on guns. According to Lott, Obama "grimaced and turned away." That was the way many conversations with Obama ended, Lott says.
Although the Law School was famous for the openness of its faculty and friendly engagement, Lott says, "Obama...preferred silent, scowling disdain to collegiality."
The chapter documents the actions that Obama has taken on guns, citing the following:
Mr. Lott concludes the chapter, titled, "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," writing, "Barack Obama is the most anti-gun president ever. That claim is based not on my own interactions with him back in the 1990's but on his own public record over many years."
- In 1996, Obama supported a ban on handguns
- In 1998, he supported a ban on the sale of all semi-automatic guns
- In 2004, he advocated banning gun sales within five miles of a school or park, which would have shut down nearly all gun stores
He ends with a warning:
"The greatest threat is in his [Obama's] power to reshape the federal courts...Each appointment to the Supreme Court could determine whether the people are allowed to keep their guns."
But, but, but he's telling the truth about guns. Really. And it's all for our own good anyway. Trust us.