Obama Will Push For Assault Weapons Ban

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. pspr


    For starters anyway.

    President Obama may have been tossing a bone to his base, but one answer in the second presidential debate could come back to haunt him with a key voter group -- gun owners.

    When asked what the administration has done or plans to do to limit assault weapons at the Oct. 16 debate, Obama said part of the solution to gun violence "is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced."

    That comment caught fire with gun owners.

    "If there are undecided voters who put the Second Amendment as their first issue, then certainly the president's remark about bringing back any type of gun ban is going to chase away those voters," said Joe Eaton, a regional coordinator with the Buckeye Firearms Association in Ohio.

    One of those is independent voter Robert Brewer from Cincinnati.

    When he heard the president's renewed support for an assault weapons ban, Brewer said, "I was thinking I was born in a country (where) I had a right to keep and bear arms and I don't know what he's talking about. It goes against the Constitution, which gives me the right to keep and bear arms and that right shall not be infringed."

    Pro-gun activists never considered President Obama an ally, after he campaigned in favor of such a gun ban in 2008. Once in the White House, however, Obama did not pursue it. After the mass shooting in Colorado, Obama aides said that the president supports the ban that expired in 2004. But the president had not called for reinstating it until the recent debate.

    In Colorado, another important battleground state, Rich Wyatt heard the president loud and clear.

    "He wants to do something that is complete violation of our Second Amendment rights and that's going to hurt him when it comes to swing states like Colorado," said Wyatt, owner of the Gunsmoke gun store outside of Denver.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...could-cause-problems-for-obama/#ixzz2B4l1C94f
  2. Lucrum


    Uh oh, IQ47 will have to "donate" his AK47 to the greater good.
  3. First your religion, and now your guns ?????

    What IS a conservative to do these days?
  4. pspr


    IQ will have to re-evaluate who he is going to support in this election. (I was going to say 'who he will vote for' but I don't think he is old enough to vote)

    Obama just doesn't have IQ's back anymore.
  5. pspr


    Vote for Romney which is what you would do if you had half a brain. :D
  6. Lucrum


    Why vote ABO, of course.
  7. Given wigger's Katy Perry and Justin Bieber connection, are you sure it's not a toy AK47?
  8. Lucrum


    Well I've never seen it. Given his obvious young age I do have to wonder if he's old enough to own one.