There are reports of increasing gun sales across the country. Currently, Federal background checks are up 9% over last year. Obama said he is for the second amendment during the campaign, but clearly there are many who are not convinced.
Obama clearly has some anti-gun history. When running for the Illinois State Senate in 1996, he even answered that he supported state legislation to “ban the manufacture, sale, and possession of handguns.” That’s literally saying that he wanted the elimination of the second amendment.
Given his past, gun owners clearly aren’t gun whacko nutjobs looking for an excuse to buy guns. Past history is a great indicator of how a politician will act in the future. Though Obama doesn’t have much history, he has enough to give legitimate concerns for those who believe in the right to bear arms.
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Written by admin on November 12, 2008