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Obama Pro-Gun Radio Ad is a Lie – Don’t Be Fooled

Posted by iusbvision on September 22, 2008

Here in Indiana, where Obama is trying to make a competitive run, the Obama campaign is playing radio ads talking up how pro-gun he is. Examine the evidence and please feel free to comment on whether or not you think his ad is trying to fool you.

Dr. John Lott, who worked with Obama at the University of Chicago, says:

The Obama that I knew while we were both at the University of Chicago Law School during the 1990s was someone who disliked talking to people with whom he disagreed. Possibly it was just his extreme dislike of gun ownership, but I had more than one occasion when my attempts to talk to him ended in him turning his back and walking away.

The media’s portrayal of Obama as willing to work with those who disagree with him is not the person that I remember from a decade ago.

Dr. Lott’s research on gun control laws is the academic standard on the issue.  

The NRA has Obama’s voting record listed as an F rating on gun laws. The NRA says this:

Fact : Obama voted to allow the prosecution of citizens who use a firearm for self-defense in the home.
Illinois Senate, S.B. 2165. 3/25/04

Fact : Obama has supported banning hundreds of rifles and shotguns commonly used for hunting and sport shooting.
Illinois Senate Debate #3: Barack Obama vs. Alan Keyes, 10 / 21 / 0 4

Fact : Obama voted to allow reckless lawsuits designed to put the firearms industry out of business.
S.397, vote 219, 7/ 29/ 05

Fact : Obama voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting.
S.397, vote 217, 7/29/05

Update: Hotair.com comments on the NRA’s ads reminding people of this issue.

MSNBC calls out Obama on gun control deception.

Obama then vs Obama now.

McCain

Obama in reference to Pennsylvania voters when he is at a closed fund raiser of left coast elite friends: You folk get bitter and cling to your religion and guns out of frustration (that Obama hasn’t “saved” you yet)

Hillary on Obama’s comments.

Ar 5:14 into the video, Sarah Palin reacts to Obama’s comments.

ABC’s 20/20 examines gun laws to see if they reduce crime.

UPDATE: Remember how I said that Factcheck.org gets it right about 80% of the time? Well this is one of the 20% where FactCheck didn’t do their homework, didn’t look at the record and blew it big time. Anyone who checked the public record for 30 minutes could not take the position Fantcheck.org took on the gun control issue. I could give a top to bottom analysis, but Patterico beat me to it and he did a great job. Malkin comments HERE.

UPDATE II: On TV the Obama campaign spokesman is openly lying about Obama’s gun ban record. The public record is clear and easy to find, yet the Washington Post (who has still not retracted a long list of debunked Palin smears) and factcheck.org simply refuse to look at his record or his previous statements. They are even saying that a questionnaire where he said that he wanted to ban all handguns that had Obama’s handwriting on it wasn’t his and they were not his answers. The NRA is spot on when it comes to Obama’s record. Don’t be fooled. The elite media going “pro-gun” all of the sudden for Obama should be a clue as to what is going on. Hotair.com comments HERE.

One Response to “Obama Pro-Gun Radio Ad is a Lie – Don’t Be Fooled”

  1. […] >> Congress in bipartisan push to reverse Obama’s ban on re-importation of M-1 Garand antique rifles. Ahh yes I remember the campaign I remember when Obama said that he supported the Second Amendment, I remember how he hired that actor to get in target shooting garb and praise him. I remember how he lectured us all on how he supported gun rights and firearm enthusiasts. I also remember how he opposed a law in Illinois that would allow you to defend yourself in your own home. I also remember how he answered several firearms policy questionnaires and I remember how he was against Heller before he was for it. I also remember how right after he was elected he started hiring hard core anti-gun (BATF Chief) and anti-hunting (OIRA Director) activists.  But what can I say, but WE TOLD YOU SO. […]

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