Obama has said that he supports the right to own guns. He just wants to ban the “bad” guns. Like assault rifles made of pastry and weapons of war that can wipe out entire neighborhoods. He also said that he is against gay marriage, until he was for it, so I have this smidgen of a doubt that Obama 2.0 might not be that honest of a fellow.
“I don’t believe people should be able to own guns,” Obama told Lott one day at the University of Chicago Law School.
Lott explains that he first met Obama shortly after completing his research on concealed handgun laws and crime.
After he introduced himself to Obama, Lott suggested that they have lunch one day to discuss their views on guns. According to Lott, Obama “grimaced and turned away.” That was the way many conversations with Obama ended, Lott says.
And still do.
The chapter documents the actions that Obama has taken on guns, citing the following:
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
Mr. Lott concludes the chapter, titled, “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered,” writing, “Barack Obama is the most anti-gun president ever. That claim is based not on my own interactions with him back in the 1990′s but on his own public record over many years.”
Yes, but at least unlike Mayor Bloomberg, Obama still supports the right to own sodas. Unless he’s lying about that too.