27 September 2008

Barack Hussein Obama Anti Gun

Obama's presidential campaign has sent threatening letters to news agencies in Pennsylvania and Ohio to stop airing ads exposing his anti-gun record sponsored by the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF).

The kicker? NRA-PVF's Ohio’s ads have not yet begun running.

“Barack Obama and his campaign are terrified of the truth,” declared Chris W. Cox, Chairman of NRA-PVF. “Sen. Obama's statements and support for restricting access to firearms, raising taxes on guns and ammunition and voting against the use of firearms for self-defense in the home are a matter of public record. NRA-PVF will make sure that everyone knows of Obama's abysmal record on guns and hunting.”

The Obama campaign sent cease and desist letters to news outlets in Pennsylvania and Ohio, denouncing the ads and demanding their removal from the airwaves. All stations where NRA-PVF has purchased or plans to purchase ads have been provided with documented evidence of Sen. Obama's anti-gun record.

Hat tip Robb Allen


Home on the Range said...

More of the voting public needs to look REALLY closely at his voting record. On various things. It differs wildly from his promises.

Dan Brennan said...

I like the way you put his middle name, like it means anything.
I'm all for keeping arms, and I'm pretty interested in guns myself. I have no problem with people who can use them (like in rural areas, or hunting regions) keeping them safely and for actual use.
My girlfriends Dad is a gun nut so I saw this same flyer that came with his NRA magazine in July I think. The problem is, Obama supported a hangun ban in inner city Chicago, because there was so much youth-related violence from guns trafficked illegally to inner city kids. They've contemplated it in DC too, which I'm sure you've heard. That's pretty much the limit of Obama's anti-gun views, which isn't a bad thing. Do you really need a handgun in the city? Worried about home invasion? Seems like a 12 gauge would work just as well.
This really is an effort by the conservative base to make people irrationally afraid of Obama. And as much as I respect these issues, many folks in this culture (like in Southern IL, where my girlfriend lives) only vote on a few things, like gun control, and abortion, and religion in schools(they'd like more). Really, if these are you're priorities when looking at this pluralistic and secularized culture we have here in the USA and how the country was built, with a multicultural, multinational, multifaith immigrant base, you really need to reconsider what is important to the safety and prosperity or this Nation as a whole, not just within 200 miles of your house.
More than half my friends are in the military, and while I understand their viewpoint, I think that their unwillingness to consider what they think are more liberal views is because there is a sense of fear there over life changing, having to interact with those different from them. The world is constantly changing. You can't escape having to adapt to make progress. So when ads or misinformation appears that they can use to enable their own fears, instead of developing a smart, active attitude toward national issues to help society and help the US remain a world leader, they put up a wall and threaten violence or otherwise if you breach their views.
National Defense is what backs up smart diplomacy. I suspect the conservative right wants to make people afraid of Barack Hussein Obama because they are scared of the work it takes to adapt our cultural, and the way we live so we remain relevant, competitive, smart, and above all have the same freedoms and liberties to which everyone deserves the right.


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