Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Message from a True Second Amendment Supporter

In a Field & Stream article last month, Barack Obama said sportsmen in Illinois and his state senate voting record will prove he is a friend to sportsmen and gun owners. Richard Pearson, who has worked to uphold the Second Amemdment in Illinois since 1973, disagrees.

"Although Obama claims to be an advocate for the 2nd Amendment, his voting record in the Illinois Senate paints a very different picture. While a state senator, Obama voted for a bill that would ban nearly every hunting rifle, shotgun and target rifle owned by Illinois citizens. That same bill would authorize the state police to raid homes of gun owners to forcibly confiscate banned guns. Obama supported a bill that would shut down law-abiding firearm manufacturers including Springfield Armory, Armalite, Rock River Arms and Les Baer. Obama also voted for a bill that would prohibit law-abiding citizens from purchasing more than one gun per month.

Without a doubt, Barack Obama has proven himself to be an enemy of the law abiding firearm owner. At the same time, Obama has proven himself to be a friend to the hardened criminal. While a state senator, Obama voted 4 times against legislation that would allow a homeowner to use a firearm in defense of home and family."

One can find the whole text of Pearson's statement here or listen to a podcast interview conducted by Gary Kopel.

1 comment:

Ben said...

Disallowing the defense of one's home by law is sickening. I live in Florida, home of the Castle Doctrine, and in my work in the ED I occasionally see criminals who have been shot by law-abiding homeowners who refused to let themselves become victims. They had it coming and I'm glad I live in a state where I am legally allowed to defend myself against predators.