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Proof: Obama’s Always Wanted To Grab Your Guns

March 7, 2013 by  

Proof: Obama’s Always Wanted To Grab Your Guns
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President Barack Obama once said, “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.”

A former academic peer occasionally used to talk public policy with President Barack Obama, back when the two were faculty members at the University of Chicago in the mid-1990s.

Now he writes books about the President’s cataclysmic foreign, economic and social policies, reflecting what he says is a more-populist evolution of deeply liberal views Obama held, with more extremity and conviction, before Oprah Winfrey ever introduced him on a national stage.

In At The Brink, John Lott Jr.’s new book, the President’s former colleague reveals how quickly his efforts to engage Obama in genial academic discussion about their differing 2nd Amendment views were always dismissed — with prejudice.

CNS News reports that Lott, who’s used his publishing career to assiduously carry the flag for the protection of Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights, was flatly rejected when he asked Obama to swap ideas on the topic over lunch.

Obama reportedly “grimaced and turned away,” a typical response coming from a man Lott said “preferred silent, scowling disdain to collegiality.”

One day, Obama told Lott, “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.”

There it is, short and sweet.

As Commander in Chief, clearly the President does believe that governments should be allowed to own guns. He certainly has some experience in instructing agents of our government to use some pretty big ones.

The CNS report breaks down a segment of Lott’s book that tracks Obama’s on-record gun control stance over the years:

  • In 1996, Obama supported a ban on handguns
  • In 1998, he supported a ban on the sale of all semi-automatic guns
  • In 2004, he advocated banning gun sales within five miles of a school or park, which would have shut down nearly all gun stores

Lott also noted the President could exert greater long-term influence over 2nd Amendment policy though his power to appoint Supreme Court justices who make free with revisionist interpretations of the Bill of Rights.

“The greatest threat is in his power to reshape the federal courts,” he writes. “Each appointment to the Supreme Court could determine whether the people are allowed to keep their guns.”

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • cawmun cents

    Again,I ask….is this news?
    -CC.

    • Grandpa Frog

      Cawmum Cents askes

      “Again, I ask…is this news?

      Yes–absolutely.

      With the current gun possession debate on gun ownership, Obama’s position on the banning of guns cannot, indeed should not, be allowed to become non-news. Learn and become guarded by history. Keep the light on his position (like Obama’s sequester blame reversal) to not let truth fade away.

      • cawmun cents

        One of two things has happened here GF…..

        Either you have mistaken me for someone else,or you do not know of my history here at PLD.
        You see,I call our illustrious leader the Gray Man.
        Why?
        Because according to the media/academia social circle jerkers out yonder in make-believe land,there is a gray area to everything he does.
        No matter how apparent his motives are,he will be seen by his adoring throng as having been mis-intepreted,or plain ol’ misquoted.
        Whether you or I see things with clarity is moot,since excuses will be made and charges levied,no matter our assertions,that will clearly make his intention different than we (as the lowly non Ivy League Academicians,or non Distrurbed Liberal Progressives) dare to perceive.
        Hence,a gray area to surmount and deflate us will be conceived.
        Putting uot the news that we know what his shennanigans are will only incite intense hatred in his adoring throng.This will lead to accusations of deceit and trickery on our part,and loving understanding tolerance on those fortunate enough to lend their adoration to the Gray Man.
        I hope this erves to cement my position on the matter.

        Again I state,what news?
        -CC.

  • rendarsmith

    But he believes the secret service that protect him and his family should have guns, and he’s just expanded the time frame that he will be protected by this secret service….paid for by the oblivious tax payer…

    • eddie47d

      So you are back to that old argument Rendarsmith? I know … I Know you want Obama to be out in the open and exposed and vulnerable. You have said it before and your tongue in cheek assassination attempt doesn’t wash. You may not be the one who will do the bidding but it sounds like it is on your wish list.

      • Opal the Gem

        rendarsmith said nothing of the kind eddie as usual you have twisted his words into something entirely different than what he said. He pointed out the hypocracy of obama’s using all the protection available to him while seeking to deny the American public the same protection.

      • wizzardous

        There you go again, mis-stating what was said in order to make a point counter to something that was not said. The actual point was that the oligarchs feel guns are fine for their protection, but not ours. You need to tune up your cheesy logic, or start being honest.

      • eddie47d

        Its so easy to read between the lines from the Rendarsmith’s and I think I hit the nail on the head. He is not the only one to make such statements. I also know from past statements Opal thinks the same way in her cocky and cheesy comments. That is being honest Wiz!

      • Average Joe

        eddie,

        “Its so easy to read between the lines from the Rendarsmith’s and I think I hit the nail on the head. ”

        Unlike you… You put your particular brand of stupid in full view for the whole world to laugh at.
        As for thinking that you hit the nail on the head…there is a flaw in your logic…as in…you DON”T THINK and there is no logic in your thoughts….

        AJ

      • Vicki

        Trouble with English there eddie47d? He clearly pointed out the hypocrisy of the elite (in particular obama). The people you like to call gun nuts think that every one of obama’s SS has the right to keep and bear arms too.

        obama doesn’t want YOU or me to have them. He is fine with his SS having them.

      • rendarsmith

        No, it is the DEFINITION of HYPOCRISY and I am pointing that out! Can you refute it? If you can, by all means….I’m listening!

      • Alan

        Eddie, you couldn’t hit the nail on the head if you were using a nail gun. There was nothing in rendarsmith’s comment that even came close to suggesting he was hoping to assassinate anyone. It’s you veracity that needs to be checked i’m afraid.

      • Opal the Gem

        ” I also know from past statements Opal thinks the same way in her cocky and cheesy comments. ”

        Eddie you know nothing. It is a wonder you can hold your head erect your nose is so long from all the lies you tell. I have NEVER said or implied I wanted Obama to be out in the open and exposed and vulnerable and I challenge you to prove otherwise.

    • http://www.personalliberty.com Julie

      He did it for him and Bush. This to me is a “red flag” it makes me think there is something getting ready to happen. The only thing that doesn”t figure in this is he didn’t do it for Clinton, or did he. But on the other hand, he has blamed Bush for everything. I see flies in the pudding, there’s something up. They don’t do things unless there’s something behind it. After all, they are all related. It seems like it’s us against them. Like Mr. Bufford said “go for the eye of the pyramid” anyone below it is just followers.

  • FreedomFighter

    It’s now clear: Obama intends to use drone strikes to kill American journalists and political enemies

    http://www.infowars.com/its-now-clear-obama-intends-to-use-drone-strikes-to-kill-american-journalists-and-political-enemies/

    Wants to take our pop guns but also wants to use robotic war machines to inforce his will in America.

    This Obama if thats his real name, needs to be impeached.

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

    • http://www.personalliberty.com Julie

      FreedomFighter: I’d say Obama is his real name. Why? Because his uncle (his dad’s brother) that’s here illegally last name is Obama. His half brother George’s (from his father’s other wife, remember he’s Muslim) name is Obama. When he was born he would have his fathers last name, in this case Obama. Sortoro (sp) was his mothers second husbands last name, his step fathers last name, his half sisters (fathers) last name.

  • Grandpa Frog

    Cawmum Cents

    Didn’t understand your position, as your comment could be interpreted several ways.

    I don’t want this Janus to try and slip the bonds of his record. He is neither a leader nor a statesman, and is willing to do or say whatever he feels will increase his power. He believes in divide and conquer to his benefit, not to the benefit of the nation.

    He has divided this country to an extent not seen since the Civil War. What political positions he has clarified, like the banning of guns, must stay in the light of day, and not allowed to calmly fade into the darkness.

    Keep up the good fight!

    • bigdave 46

      Black folks have been dumbed down to the point they do not even SEE they are about to come full circle with SLAVERY !!! From individual controlled slavery to state controlled slavery…at least individually owned slaves could be FREED…..NO FREEDOM FROM THE STATE !!! YOU WILL BE WHAT THEY SAY YOU WILL BE, NO MORE AND NO LESS AND NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!!! Don’t believe me? Check with those who “DEFECTED” to the US FROM THE COMMUNIST BLOC, like the USSR! Damn fools! Is EVERYONE as dumb as a stump ?! Yall vote “COLOR ONLY” ?????????? yikes!

      • Bruce

        Yall vote “COLOR ONLY” ?????????? yikes!

        And in the next breath you will be telling me how no blacks are RACIST!.
        And it is that RACIST White man that causes all the problems.
        Lets just for a moment look at the way the blacks voted in the last 2 elections.
        Did any of them vote based on skin color alone?
        You would be a dern fool if you denied it.
        The MOST RACIST groups in America, are the ones crying the loudest about whites being racist.
        Well it is time for whites to ACTUALLY become racist, hire your own only.
        Let Whitey vote white, let him vote his skin color only.
        Fair is fair.
        If one group is blatantly racist, then the way to balance that is for the other group to be blatantly RACIST!. You have the blacks the Mexicans and now the Muslims who are overly RACIST for their own ONLY. It is time for the WHITES TO stop trying to be not racist!. And it is time to stop being accepting of others differences.
        FAIR IS FAIR!.
        When they stop voting skin color then we could do the same.
        When they are ready to assimilate into society we should accept them.
        Till then if they act like racists, then they should be treated,……… differently.

  • ibcamn

    Here we go again,remember who we are fighting against to keep our 2nd amendment alive and kicking and remember it’s our god given right,not Obama’s given anything!this man not only wants our guns but our rights!look at what he’s doing right now,flying our nations flag at half mast for Hugo Chavez!!why do you think the liberals want trade back with Cuba(Hugo’s friends)and want to hang with liberal Hollywood(Penn)?so Obama can keep his prop dept. at the white house of course!the Obama’s use it to bring you their messages via the Oscars and kids programs and the food channel,etc…gotta have costume change for all that!and that’s what he does for his gun ban deal!it’s all a show,with costume changes,and the last change he wants to do is the take control of us change!take our guns then our rights then us!

    in cogress and in courts and in town halls,we have had numerouse people against gun control,rape victums to shooting victums to vets and yet Obama still turns his nose up in the air while his wife(the one with the hair thingy)looks on with a sheepish grin.but the liberals put Gifford up on stage(gunshot victum)and the whole world should sit listen to all she has to say,then stand and applaud when she finishes!why??is she somehow better than the other citizens of this country?no,but Obama and his henchmen want you to think so.and that’s what he does best,putting on a show!(if it goes wrong,he has a follow up play for it)he hates being wrong(AKA,thin skinned)and he thinks he knows it all,what is good for you and what aint!and yes guns!he has been showing his colors more and more,but the gun thing has been here since he came into the limelight of (t)his acting career in the white house!
    Remember his first attempt? right away when he got into the white house,first tabacco,then he took a stab at the ammo tax,then the ban on some ammo,the high tax on the materials,then didn’t he try to make it impossible to get rifle and pistol powder?then tried to tax the hell out of primers too?something along those lines,but he tried then!did eveyone forget all that?everyone was buying ammo then!some places even ran out of certain cal. ammo!(does all this sound fermiliar)?he stopped his push then,as not to draw attention to his plans early,and regrouped with aid from all his progressive liberal friends to help him wipe out the 2nd amendment,i mean gun grab,control,…ban!

    let’s not forget so we don’t repeat our mistakes!he lied then,he’s lying now! THE OBAMA’S;(costume change please!)..”honey, what you gonna wear?”…”i got a gold dress heels and some living wall paper,ah,Army i think, i want to try that out!”..”awh,i was gonna wear that!”…”woredrobe!”…”yes sir”..”can i get my green and yellow jogging suit?”..”ah,Hugo borrowed that his last visit sir”..”didn’t he send it back?”..”no sir,he really liked it”..”dam!that guy will get buried in it before i get it back!-ah,help me off the toilet would ya-can you wipe?i got my sandwich”…….[loudly- clap clap]“WIPERS”…….ha ha ha ha,sorry,frustration gets the better of me!!

  • Mr Diesel

    You people are missing the story, Obozo finally took a position on something. You know, instead of just saying “present”…

  • FreedomFighter

    FYI

    Real-Russian Military On American soil- First Hand Witness
    http://beforeitsnews.com/politics/2013/03/real-russian-military-on-american-soil-first-hand-witness-2499510.html

    scroll down for artical

    I dont know whats up with all the Russian troops showing up – but it is happening right along with the gun grab by the Obama regime

    Russians spoted driving DHS armored vehicals for delivery
    Regular Russian troops showing up all over
    Speshnats out west coming out of American bases…

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

    • Mr Diesel

      There are foreign troops in the US almost all of the time. They train here, they visit here and sometimes they help train our people. Yet, every nutjob that sees one panics and thinks it’s Red Dawn for real.

      Give me a break. Commie behind every door? No, just the Whitehouse.

      • bigdave 46

        Commies say “aint no such thing as commies”….Uh, did yall read Obamboozler’s books?! NO? Then be stupid and support the commie dictator. He ADMITS allegiance to FRANK MARSHAL DAVIS…BEEEEEEEEEG COMMIE! He ADMITS he “will stand with the muslims”….duhhhhhhhhh! Go ahead and be KERRY STUPID…ITS YO right!

  • J.

    What ? barry the liar has let another falsehood slide across his lips. Why am I not surprised ?

    • ? Chocopot

      Q: How do you know Obozo is lying?
      A: His lips are moving.

  • John Cunningham

    Why are Republicans getting into the wrong side of guns? The core Reagan values of small government resonate with the majority of Americans. But these politicians are now called RINOs. To be a true “Republican”, politicians must get fatally mixed up in guns, welfare for the rich and opposition to immigration reform. This put the party in a losing position last election and will probably put Democrats in control of both houses and the Presidency in the near future.

    • Vicki

      “To be a true “Republican”, politicians must get fatally mixed up in guns, welfare for the rich and opposition to immigration reform”

      Welfare for the rich? What is that?

  • Mike Austin

    His opinion deoes not matter to me. I will not comply.

    • Take mine bullets first

      Agreed

  • Bruce

    Power corrupts, absolute power absolutely corrupts, and discussion needed here?. Limit their power and save them from the evil of absolute corruption. There is no man who can have that much power and not become corrupt and evil. Thus term limits, and election watchers are essential as CHECKS and BALANCES on power are absolutely essential. We need to add the checks and balances BACK into our political systems, that the system has removed from its CAGE. Fewer people appointed, more elected. Term limits for every federal employee, and no retirement, and no gold parachutes. This would be a good step in the right direction.

    • http://yahoo Don

      Power has really corrupted a lot of senators and reps.Pelosi and Fienstien are prime examples a bill which would have trimmed up our first amendment rights to free speech. with term limits and doing away with huge salaries, retirements, and permanent health care we could make it back into a public service job instead of the royalty they have become who try to decide what we have and can do. Owebunhole is really into the power thing too.

  • bigdave 46

    Well chit howdy folks..dem dumbocraps kant be blamed fo nuttin !!! Evathang wrong is from da REPUBLCANS !!! Democ-RATS is all jest misunderestimated! Dey all means well, dey jes kant help ascrewin up da whole werks while dey makes deysef RICH like HOLLYWOOD manufactured idjits, I mean celebrities, who pretend to be world renowned scientists, even though they aint got no edumacation, jest FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELINGS from which to DESTROY MILLIONS OF YO JOBS !!! Dese Hollywood types kin affode any car and affode any price o gas to put in it, yall know, like Leno or Letterberg….kin you ??? And dey kin have all sorts a guns to protect dey sorry azzzes…kin you ?

  • Michael

    I have over a thousand reasons why he will never get my guns. They vary in caliber.

  • Liberty4Nevada

    Even if SOTUS were to rule in favor of a law banning gun ownership it would not be a law. An unconstitutional law is not a law and SOTUS or POTUS can not arbitrarily change the it. A change to the constitution has to been with the people in the many states.

    • Bruce

      Quote “An unconstitutional law is not a law and SOTUS or POTUS can not arbitrarily change the it.”

      Good luck with that. Just because it is “protected” by the constitution doesn’t do much.
      So many constitutional “rights” and protections have been destroyed BY THE WAR On DRUGS (War on our own people’s rights) and no body did anything, about the rights taken, so the war on drugs could go on. Reasonable search and secures for example. Wiretapping, other privacy rights. However if “We the people” say it is protected (not our gov.) AND are willing to stand up for our NEIGHBORS (and those nasty drug users rights) rights, then it actually IS protected. When you can demonize a portion of your population (those nasty drug users) then you can take their rights like the Jews lost their rights in Germany.
      How can the gov protect your rights when it wants them for its self?
      How can someone who believes STRONGLY that people do not have a right to own guns, DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION? How How How?
      How is it not TREASON????
      Where are the checks and balances here? How do we the people remove someone who is breaking yet another promise, this time to defend the constitution?.
      Pledge allegiance to the Constitution like we used to do to the flag of this once great nation.
      Who’s bright idea was it to declare Capitalist has won over Communism?. How do you think that was received in Red China?

  • TML

    Lots testimony to Obama’s words is not required.
    I think with his record of supporting handgun bans in Illinois, along with his own words in the 2nd debate near the end of last year; confirms his intent, whether he will be able to actually accomplish it or not.

    “Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced. But part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence. Because frankly, in my home town of Chicago, there’s an awful lot of violence and they’re not using AK-47s. They’re using cheap hand guns.” – Barack Obama

    If part of it is seeing about getting an assault weapons ban, and the other part is looking at ‘cheap handguns’, there can be little doubt in the objective mind of his intent.

  • http://None Paul

    I stand with the 3000+ sheriff’s, police and military. 65+ million gun purchasing Americans since he took office can’t be ignored. It says Shall not be infringed…… Understand! I say impeach Osama, scrap the house and senate. Let’s start fresh and limit the amount of time they can spend in politics. Then we might be able to get rid of the god complex they get. Not Demacrip, not Rebloodlican. I’m an AMERICAN and I want my country back!

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