like closing the gun show loophole and improving our background check system, so that guns do not fall into the hands of terrorists or criminals.
Terrorists buy guns at gun shows?
Based on current gun laws, if I were a terrorist, I'd be buying my guns at a gun show.
I don't think that's quite fair, Eli. He doesn't say that he has always supported the Court's reasoning. He scarcely hides that he would have ruled the other way. He refers to "that view," rather than "my view," for example. What he does say is that there's much to be OK with in the Supremes' decision, and it sounds as though that is true.
I didn't think this would be a problem for Obama at all. He was specifically asked about this and said that he thought there was an individual right to own guns, but that reasonable restrictions could be made. I disagree with him, and would institute a national ban on handguns if I had my druthers, but my side has pretty much completely and entirely lost the political battle for gun control.
Bleh, always with the terrorist scare tactics.
As a long time Obama supporter, but longer time gun owner I feel the partisan pain. Republicans are a bunch of douchenozzles, but fuck, the Democrats have left me in the cold on this. I'm glad Obama finally acknowledged
what works in Chicago may not work in Cheyenne
Awesome response and it makes total sense.
in re: "As President, I will uphold the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun-owners, hunters, and sportsmen."
It's also nice to see a Presidential candidate saying that he will, you know, follow the law and govern in a manner consistent with our constitutional rights as clarified by the Supreme Court, even if it goes against what he might want or prefer.
Excellent response. Better by far than yesterday's wishy-washy pander.
Great response, makes McCain's look like empty, bland soapbox rhetoric.
I love the part where he vows to uphold the law. It's a sad that such a thing is no longer implied of a presidential candidate, but hey, that's what you get after 8 years of Dubya!
McCain is toast. I can't wait for President Obama. The slogan shouldn't be "Yes We Can", it should be "Yes We Can Get Things Done!". With a Dem majority, common sense, and a constitutional thought process such as this, America can rebound from the last 8 years of 'C' Student-Let's-Have-A-Beer-With-This-Dope mentality.
@12 ... I'm rooting for McCain as much as the next bleeding heart liberal
HOWEVER ... just because the democrats are in power doesn't mean we get to let our gaurd down. Democrat doesn't equal saint, nor does Republican necessary equal villan. Still, I'd rather have Chriss Dodd over Tom Delay any day of the week.
The thing about Cheyenne is; I don't think anything works there.
Jesse @ 14:
obama has a terrible record for trying to rip our second amendment to shreds, his statement is like the rest of his lies and bullshit, he is going to cry on his pillow tonight thinking of people who cling to our guns and rightfully so.
This is a perfect response from Obama. Things are looking up after the FISA atrocity and the death penalty pandering of the last week.
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