Obama’s Gun Record
Steve Chapman runs down Obama’s record on gun control:
On the list of issues for which Obama is willing to put himself on the line, gun control ranks somewhere below free trade with Uzbekistan.
So he has proposed nothing in the way of new federal restrictions on firearms. Even the “assault weapons” ban signed by President Clinton—and allowed to expire in 2004—has no visible place on his agenda.
Not only that, he’s approved changes that should gladden the hearts of gun-rights supporters, a group that includes me. He signed a law permitting guns to be taken into national parks. He signed another allowing guns as checked baggage on Amtrak. He acted to preserve an existing law limiting the use of government information on firearms it has traced.
As a pro-Second Amendment guy, I’m heartened by this. One of the right’s biggest victories in the past twenty years has been to make gun control very politically hard to support–and that’s a good thing.
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