Thursday, October 16, 2008

Obama's vote on 4615

The Obama campaign has released the ad below on firearms.

When it scrolls by, it is worth noting the mention of "Vote 202, S Amdt 4615 Adopted 84-16." This is a vote Obama supported preventing the confiscation of firearms during emergencies. (I should note a similar bill passed almost unanimously in the Oregon legislature.)

Anyone who scrolls through this blog will know I've come lately to the Obama camp. I have questioned his views on RKBA. But what I am seeing is an evolving understanding from an open-minded politician about issues his initial constituents in Chicago and Illinois were not well informed about. As he has become a national leader, he has realized he has a national constituency. This constituency is damn serious about its 2nd Amendment rights, and I believe Obama understands that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Evolving? Is that DC speak for flip-flopping to get your vote?

"Refused to sign the brief supporting an individual Second Amendment right in the Heller case.

Against Right-to-Carry. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 4/2/08; Chicago Tribune, 9/15/04)

Director, Joyce Foundation -- one of the most anti-gun foundations in America. (Politico)

"I think it's a scandal that this president [Bush] did not authorize a renewal of the assault weapons ban." (Illinois Senate Debate #3: Barack Obama vs. Alan Keyes, 10/21/04)

"Clinging" to guns -- how Obama described "bitter" gun owners at a San Francisco fundraiser.

Ammunition ban supporter. Obama voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting. (United States Senate, S. 397, vote 217, 7/29/05)

Limiting self-defense. Obama voted to allow the prosecution of people who us a firearm for self-defense in their homes. (Illinois Senate, S.B. 2165, vote 20, 3/25/04)"