Surprise: Obama against concealed carry
posted at 7:25 pm on April 3, 2008 by Allahpundit
Amanda Carpenter thinks it’s a big deal and a quasi-reversal from his previous “moderate” rhetoric on the issue acknowledging the need for home defense. I don’t see it. Knowing everything you now know about Obama — including the fact that he thinks someone should be guilty of a felony if a burglar steals his gun and uses it to shoot someone — what would you guess would be his position? Well, that’s exactly what it is. The doctrinaire liberal takes the doctrinaire liberal stance, as he did in 1996, all within the context of the new “nonpartisan” spirit he’s bringing to Washington, mind you:
“I am not in favor of concealed weapons,” Obama said. “I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.”
And less innocent people too, natch. The real bombshell here is the possibility, per the Tribune-Review article linked by Carpenter, that Hillary might oppose outlawing concealed carry. Can that be? Our Hillary? I can’t find anything on point on Google, but doubtless that’s by design. She has no clear-cut position on this issue anymore, for the simple reason that “I also am a political realist and I understand that the political winds are very powerful against doing enough to try to get guns off the street…” Like Krauthammer said, she’s the Great Navigator. That’s why we love her. Or, at least, prefer her to Obama.
question advice: If you want to attack Obama on this subject, do it now, because once the Supreme Court decision on the Second Amendment comes down it’s going to be the last thing he’ll want to talk about. Especially if that decision goes his way.