Palin: Obama and Pelosi would ban guns if they could

posted at 7:18 pm on May 14, 2010 by Allahpundit

Well, he did once say, “Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress.” The One and Sarahcuda, in agreement at last!

Her point will be angrily denied, of course — “we support the rights of hunters to carry muskets!” — but does anyone seriously think there wouldn’t be some interesting new limits on self-defense weapons like handguns if our enlightened leadership had its way? Europe is our new model society, right? Well, Europe knows how to deal with its “bitter clingers.”

Two clips, then, from today’s speech to the NRA, the first about gun-grabbing and the second about — well, you’ll see. Oddly enough, Sarahcuda neatly explains here why I’ve never joined or even understood righty panics about The One banning guns: It would be political suicide. He’d alienate untold millions of blue-collar Democrats, not to mention practically all of the remaining Republicans who are somewhat well disposed to him. You could dump the Second Amendment tomorrow and even then, I think, this would remain an exceedingly low legislative priority. Americans love their guns and the Democrats know it only too well. So why panic?

Exit question: Which bitter-clinging wingnut once said this of Barry O? “If he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem.” Answer here!


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Of course they would.

rob verdi on May 14, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Europe is our new model society, right? Well, Europe knows how to deal with its “bitter clingers.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Switzerland

ninjapirate on May 14, 2010 at 7:22 PM

No squit! They want to regulate speech!
They want full frontal Obamunism!

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 7:22 PM

You can’t snap your fingers and change the Constitution.

RobCon on May 14, 2010 at 7:23 PM

The NRA won in the 90s… they’re really not in that big a danger any more… although things can change…

ninjapirate on May 14, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Obama, Pelosi, and Reid want a Swiss Army Shredder to deal with American Capitalism.

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 7:24 PM

Was there ever any doubt?

Philly on May 14, 2010 at 7:26 PM

In Obama’s perfect world, no one is ever killed by a gun. That’s the job of the death panels.

Guardian on May 14, 2010 at 7:27 PM

guns and free speech don’t do well with tyranny.

tarpon on May 14, 2010 at 7:28 PM

“we support the rights of hunters to carry muskets!”

Does anyone know how heavy a freaking musket is. Allah, come on, lets take you hunting with one of these. Your beta-ness will be wiped off the board.

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 7:28 PM

So AP, they wouldn’t do something that is political suicide?
You mean like, pass a hugely unpopular healthcare reform bill, push for cap and trade, or support amnesty?

Yes AP, they would if they could. You are clearly VERY ignorant of the previous gun control attempts and the little tricks they tried to use to do so.

Hard Right on May 14, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Crossbows work very well; And they make no noise until impact!

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Cold dead hands!

jonezee on May 14, 2010 at 7:32 PM

It was a great speech.

Inanemergencydial on May 14, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Americans love their guns and the Democrats know it only too well. So why panic?

85% of us loved out health insurance.
70% of us didn’t want ObamaCare.

Why panic?

DrAllecon on May 14, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Exit question: Which bitter-clinging wingnut once said this of Barry O? “If he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem.” Answer here!

I’d love to believe that means something, but Biden is as elitist as anyone in Washington. Note his quote, and the bolded parts:

“I guarantee you Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns, so don’t buy that malarkey,” Biden said Saturday at the United Mine Workers of America’s annual fish fry in Castlewood, Virginia. “Don’t buy that malarkey. They’re going to start peddling that to you.”

Biden told the crowd that he himself is a gun owner. “I got two,” Biden said, “if he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem. I like that little over and under, you know? I’m not bad with it. So give me a break. Give me a break.

For me, not for thee. The mantra of every anti-gun politician who either has Secret Service detail or can afford their own security service.

MadisonConservative on May 14, 2010 at 7:33 PM

She’s absolutely, unconditionally, 100% correct. They’d take them away in a heartbeat.

rrpjr on May 14, 2010 at 7:33 PM

It’s not a tangible danger now, but it wasn’t so long ago that this was the Dem’s health care or cap and trade type dream. Sen. Metzenbaum of Ohio led the charge, and there were a lot of moderate Pubs in league to varying extents, like Guiliani. Finally they were put down, but they would resurrect it on a heartbeat if they thought it would fly.

paul1149 on May 14, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Isn’t Obama in favor of banning semi-automatics? AKA: Virtually all modern guns?

Yep.

“Principles that Obama supports on gun issues:
Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.”

El_Terrible on May 14, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Just go read the only piece of major legislation Mr Present ever attempted during his short part-time tenure as a Senator – the Global POverty Act. In it he plainly calls for / exhorts America to conform to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. A key plank of which is the disarmament of civilian populations.

Hell, just go here and read.

/too much red meat isn’t healthy, even for omnivores.

rayra on May 14, 2010 at 7:34 PM

You think? Obama and Pelosi would put registered Republicans in gulags if they could (the noisy, rabble-rousing ones, of course, wouldn’t live that long).

Blacklake on May 14, 2010 at 7:34 PM

He’d alienate untold millions of blue-collar Democrats, not to mention practically all of the remaining Republicans who are somewhat well disposed to him. You could dump the Second Amendment tomorrow and even then, I think, this would remain an exceedingly low legislative priority. Americans love their guns and the Democrats know it only too well. So why panic?

Clinton. 1994. Assault weapons ban…just after Ruby Ridge and Waco. And Clinton was a lot smarter politically than Barry. Don’t doubt it.

MadisonConservative on May 14, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Crossbows work very well; And they make no noise until impact!

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Except for the the thunk when you hit the release.

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Hard Right on May 14, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Give Allah a break. The closest thing you can get to a gun in NYC is a water pistol or maybe a air gun.. if that.

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 7:36 PM

The 2nd video was cringe worthy.

Sorry Sarah, but leave it to Jeff Foxworthy.

portlandon on May 14, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Why would anybody think Obama and Pelosi care about public opinion as it relates to guns. Why would they start caring about it now, on this issue, when they never cared before?

RBMN on May 14, 2010 at 7:37 PM

The NRA won in the 90s… they’re really not in that big a danger any more… although things can change…

ninjapirate on May 14, 2010 at 7:23 PM

You obviously don’t live in California.

pugwriter on May 14, 2010 at 7:38 PM

It would be political suicide.

Read your own blog much?

Ronnie on May 14, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Four Sarah pics/stories on Hot Air! LOVE IT!

John the Libertarian on May 14, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Gack. Never shoot an arrow at what you can kill much more cleanly with a bullet.

I loved the “redneck jokes” segment. That’s why “they” hate Palin; because she can really do that stuff and not come off looking like Joe Biden saying “malarkey.”

MadCon beat me to the mention of the assault weapons ban. Of course the left will try this, even though it’s bad politics. They’ve done it before.

J.E. Dyer on May 14, 2010 at 7:40 PM

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 7:36 PM

I bought a slingshot online and looked at some airsoft guns… The site said they didn’t ship to NYC (neither air guns or slingshots)… they might be banned?????

El_Terrible on May 14, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Molon Labe!

Battlecruiser-operational on May 14, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Obama and Pelosi would ban guns if they could

Well, yeah…so? I’d ban Obama and Pelosi, if I could.

My collie says:

Ban them? You mean, like, exile them, or somethin’?

Depends. Is it before, or after they try to take my guns away from me?

CyberCipher on May 14, 2010 at 7:41 PM

The NRA won in the 90s… they’re really not in that big a danger any more… although things can change…

ninjapirate on May 14, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Au contraire. Things never change for the gun control goons except their strategy.

Didn’t Hillary just sign a international gun ban treaty?

docdave on May 14, 2010 at 7:42 PM

The closest thing you can get to a gun in NYC is a water pistol or maybe a air gun.. if that.

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 7:36 PM
There are some very accurate air guns.

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 7:43 PM

El_Terrible on May 14, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Reasons I don’t live there.

There are some very accurate air guns.

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 7:43 PM

check Terrible’s post.

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Ban them? You mean, like, exile them, or somethin’?

Depends. Is it before, or after they try to take my guns away from me?

CyberCipher on May 14, 2010 at 7:41 PM

I call it, the Honduras Option.

El_Terrible on May 14, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Now all we need is a conveniently timed gun massacre “crisis”, and we can move forward with a gun ban…Worked for offshore drilling, right Rahm?

Battlecruiser-operational on May 14, 2010 at 7:46 PM

check Terrible’s post.

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Oh, god! Which god do I defer to? Obama or Bloomberg?
My knees are sore!

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Obama and Pelosi would ban guns if they could

Whoa! Hold on there.

They wouldn’t ban guns for illegal immigrants,would they? Certainly not.

SlaveDog on May 14, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Palin: Obama and Pelosi would ban guns if they could

Huh!

Those two psychopaths would ban the whole U.S. Constitution if they could!

MB4 on May 14, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Like she said, the redneck jokes she found aren’t so much jokes, as they are the diary pages of lots of blue-collar America.

RBMN on May 14, 2010 at 7:49 PM

She does a better stand up than Obowma…

… As far as taking away our guns, I think Obowma might read a little history, especially one of the reasons why the Japanese knew they could never invade the main land of the United States during World War II.

It was because they knew there would be a rifle behind every blade of grass…

Seven Percent Solution on May 14, 2010 at 7:49 PM

SlaveDog on May 14, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Yea! I like the Mexican 1911, don’t you?

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 7:50 PM

They wouldn’t ban guns for illegal immigrants,would they? Certainly not.

SlaveDog on May 14, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Reason Number #1 why they are coming here…

Seven Percent Solution on May 14, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Yeah, I don’t think Obama would commit political suicide by banning guns.

My dad’s a blue dog dem who voted for Obama. He also owns more than a few guns that you would have to pry from his cold dead hands. The fastest way to lose his vote is to try to take away his guns. I think even Obama understands this.

Vera on May 14, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Huh!

Those two psychopaths would ban the whole U.S. Constitution if they could!

MB4 on May 14, 2010 at 7:48 PM

You musta been off to the fridge for a beer;

Obama, Pelosi, and Reid want a Swiss Army Shredder to deal with American Capitalism.

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 7:24 PM

It’s easy to come to similar conclusions about this REGIME!

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 7:54 PM

The Lefties are coming after the guns.

Don’t think for a minute that you can let your guard down.

Saltysam on May 14, 2010 at 7:56 PM

This is a well executed preemptive strike.

Americannodash on May 14, 2010 at 7:58 PM

LOL! Sarah the Pundit makes Soetoro sh*t! Chew on it closet case!

BHO Jonestown on May 14, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Using real or manufactured crises, this regime will do or say ANYTHING to get what they want or get rid of what they don’t like. To believe otherwise is foolishness…

I have always found it “funny” when libs compare conservatives to nazis…Wait, WHO wants to do many of the things the nazis did, like banning guns and free speech, creating an all-powerful government, and, quite possibly, getting rid of troublemakers…Hmmm.

Battlecruiser-operational on May 14, 2010 at 8:01 PM

You take all guns from civilian populations you don’t get benevolent dictatorship but a virulent form of totalitarian repression that you could not even imagine.

Do you folks really trust the Messiah, that once he has your guns that he isn’t going to come for Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin as well as millions of dissidents?

technopeasant on May 14, 2010 at 8:02 PM

It’s easy to come to similar conclusions about this REGIME REICH!

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 7:54 PM

MB4 on May 14, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Obama doesn’t really have to do anything except not fire Holder or other bureaucrats that given the slightest chance to restrict guns further will do so. He could claim that they are independent and shouldn’t be interfered with to avoid being blamed. Of course that won’t work for informed gun owners but there are some who did vote for Obummer.

aikidoka on May 14, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Yeah, I don’t think Obama would commit political suicide by banning guns.
Vera on May 14, 2010 at 7:53 PM

The pathetic incompetent would pass the responsibility off to the U.N., and say “We have to comply”.
This big eared turd will take responsibility for NOTHING!

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Once Obama legalizes all the illegal immigrants and make them part of his civilian militia and arms them to the hilt for the express purpose of taking away your guns what are going to do? He will have an army of 10m strong and he will pick you off one by one. Of course he will enlist all the blacks and Hispanics in this effort as well.

He will not stop until he wins and everybody bows down to him and calls him Messiah.

technopeasant on May 14, 2010 at 8:05 PM

MB4 on May 14, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Si; OBAMUNISM! No other “ism” is worthy!

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Do you folks really trust the Messiah, that once he has your guns that he isn’t going to come for Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin as well as millions of dissidents?

My brother and I have already decided that if it comes down to it, we will not be turning in our guns. And we know the likely outcome of that decision…But maybe, with luck, that will mean there are a few less collectors to move on to the next gun owner…

Battlecruiser-operational on May 14, 2010 at 8:07 PM

It would be political suicide. He’d alienate untold millions of blue-collar Democrats, not to mention

 
It’s cute how you think he cares about reelection, AP.
 
“I would rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.” – Pres. B.H. Obama, ’09
 
“Really good” presidents get reelected. He’s talking about achieving his particular “good” goals in one term.

rogerb on May 14, 2010 at 8:10 PM

You folks are being played by Obama and his Marxist pals.

The aim of Obama is to install himself as permanent emperor of America and the only way he can do that is to strip away your 2nd Amendment rights.

You really believe that the Far Left is going to allow everyday Americans to bring them down. You must also believe in the tooth fairy.

technopeasant on May 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM

The pathetic incompetent would pass the responsibility off to the U.N., and say “We have to comply”.

Now this, I could see.

Vera on May 14, 2010 at 8:14 PM

The 2nd video was cringe worthy.

Sorry Sarah, but leave it to Jeff Foxworthy.

portlandon on May 14, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Cringeworthy to YOU maybe, but you have to understand that people in Valdosta, or Peoria, or Fort Worth, or Junction City or any spot in Flyover County eat that sh*t up.

Harry Truman understood that kind of thing. He could get on a train and relate to the coal miner in West Virginia or the steelworker in Pennsylvania, and he could show that he had the Common Touch. Our great loss in 1948 was that the Republican Party fielded Tom Dewey-the Man on the Wedding Cake, a man so out of touch with the working people of the country that it is only in retrospect that we are surprised that Truman was considered an underdog.

Palin’s schtick is masterful. Corny, maybe, but it shows that she is a consummate showwoman. She’s got the Truman thing. I’ll let you guess who the Man on the Wedding Cake is….

victor82 on May 14, 2010 at 8:17 PM

I’d like to give a shout out to all black patriots;
I served with many, and worked with many.
Obama is a disaster for the black patriots.
But, then again, he is half white!

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 8:17 PM

CHRISTIE, PALIN, BREWER, BACHMANN……….

……..Any of the above on various issues would be great.

……..Can we get a DNA Cloning of the best of the four of them to run in 2012?

That being said. Loved Palin’s plain old common sense, and yes even the redneck “schtick”.

Answer me this: Would you rather have four years of Palin telling redneck jokes or one more day of the Destroyer in the Oval office?

PappyD61 on May 14, 2010 at 8:23 PM

How is BHO going to react when the country rejects him?

d1carter on May 14, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Americans love their guns and the Democrats know it only too well. So why panic?

Naive beyond belief…sounds increasingly like David Brooks…or sumpin’…bordering on stupid.

winston on May 14, 2010 at 8:25 PM

So are the Palin fanatics going to finally drop their contention that she is capable of memorizing her speeches? She has two bigass telepromprompters right in front of her!

Speedwagon82 on May 14, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Ha Ha, I guess I have a stutter.

Speedwagon82 on May 14, 2010 at 8:29 PM

If they could, they would, you better believe it! Hoffa once said that the only problem his rank and file had with the Dems was the gun issue. Clinton later said that guns were the new “Third Rail” of politics, he learned it the hard way. This government can’t keep people from flooding over the border, do you think they can take our guns away? I’m sure they would actually put effort into the latter, but it won’t happen.

The way things are going, as far as crime is concerned, we are finding once anti-gun people rethinking their position, they are buying, but they must learn to use them properly, that is the proper role of the NRA. It is too bad that they have been forced to fight to maintain our Second Amendment rights.

I am a member of a shooting range, I run our rifle program, I have ever increasing numbers of people showing up with a new AR wanting tips on how to use it. I start on how NOT TO. Learn the controls, then how to use the sights, then follow through with a shot. Learn how to drop a mag and make the rifle SAFE. If you can do that, then we’ll work on marksmanship.

Many of you already know the basics, but if you’ve just bought your first firearm, SEEK HELP! Gun ownership IS your right, but it is YOUR responsibility to store it and use it in a proper manner.

I do not care where you fall on the political spectrum, the Bill Of Rights, as well the Constitution is there for a reason. We can argue the little stuff till we turn green, but we need to stand fast together to uphold these documents, it has nothing to do with party or belief.

M-14 2go on May 14, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Crossbows work very well; And they make no noise until impact!

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Except for the the thunk when you hit the release.

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 7:35 PM

I can’t wait to get me one of these toys for me. That and a smaller one. Can’t have guns yet. My family was “sweating bullets”, pun intended when we had to go cross-state to purchase as much .9mm ammo as we could, and especially on our road trip.

NRA members and whatnot, armed to their teeth but Dems. Hate Reagan (lost their job while he was POTUS so that’s an old grudge) and support government programs (past family problem I guess) but the only way back I guess would have to be a major shake-up. When I went to Bill Clinton’s Library I bought them some stuff; heh I have the “Socks” mouse pad, that cat was cute.

I asked for an NRA sticker to put beside Sarah’s on my car, let me see if I try again and get lucky. Goshdarnit my girl has been non-stop! No polling! I don’t buy it, it doesn’t make sense!

ARMED AND LOADED BABY, OVER AND UNDER, TO THE LEFT!

ProudPalinFan on May 14, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Give Allah a break. The closest thing you can get to a gun in NYC is a water pistol or maybe a air gun.. if that.

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Well, not legally, bu I used to be able to get one in 20 minutes.Tops.

katy the mean old lady on May 14, 2010 at 8:43 PM

M-14 2go on May 14, 2010 at 8:37 PM

That’s why I have my NRA member FIL with me when he shows me how to fire his guns. Safety to the max.

ProudPalinFan on May 14, 2010 at 8:45 PM

You might be a redneck if…

…your idea of entertainment is a six-pack and a bug-light.

Too close…

ladyingray on May 14, 2010 at 8:45 PM

PappyD61 on May 14, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Pappy,

For whatever reason American Idol picked Mike Huckabee.

ProudPalinFan on May 14, 2010 at 8:46 PM

85% of us loved out health insurance.
70% of us didn’t want ObamaCare.

Why panic?

DrAllecon on May 14, 2010 at 7:33 PM

This pretty much sums it up.

Clinton. 1994. Assault weapons ban…just after Ruby Ridge and Waco. And Clinton was a lot smarter politically than Barry. Don’t doubt it.

MadisonConservative on May 14, 2010 at 7:35 PM

I concur. Put nothing past the Left. Years ago we’d have said ‘they’d love to socialize medicine, but they just don’t have the votes, and it’d be political suicide.”

They didn’t then – did now. Political suicide part remains the same – but have no doubts about the aspirations of Obama and Congress. Control, above all else.

KinleyArdal on May 14, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Those two psychopaths would ban the whole U.S. Constitution if they could!

MB4 on May 14, 2010 at 7:48 PM

They’re workin’ on it.

Lanceman on May 14, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Her point is irrefutable.

Jaibones on May 14, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Buy guns!

ultracon on May 14, 2010 at 9:38 PM

All of my in-laws are Dems but they know the score, and they are all gun nuts just like me, and Palin hell Nanny Napi looks to be a gun guy, I mean gal,
Bob

Bobnormal on May 14, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Look, gun restrictions are not about to be the outright ‘banning’ law. It goes like this, and we’ve seen it TWICE since Obama took office: DESTROY THE BRASS.
SEVERELY LIMIT THE AMMO SUPPLY.

2 orders went out about 6 months apart. The first basically pulled back ‘once fired brass’ from the 3 big national reloaders. All brass was slated for ‘destruction’. melted down.

That was rescinded when the Police Departments got wind that thier ammo costs would triple overnight. The good Senators from Montana helped roll this back.

Then about 2 months ago, the military operators were told a similar thing. They could only sell used brass to Lake City, a military ammo contractor. Same effect, different route.

The other law is the so called “GunShow Loophole”. This is in effect, a ban on Private Sales of weapons.

A third item is banning sales of weapons to people on the “No Fly List”. You know that secret list that you can’t get information on, let alone clear yourself of.

That how outright bans and limits are imposed….slowly and at the edges.

orbitalair on May 14, 2010 at 9:57 PM

I don’t doubt they want to take our guns. I also don’t doubt the fight they’d have if they tried.

SouthernGent on May 14, 2010 at 10:33 PM

For years they tried to ban all guns or large swaths at once and it didn’t work. Now they go about doing so incrementally, but only because they have to.
Give them the chance to do it all at once, and they will.

Here is an example. They proposed banning handguns that weren’t made mostly or entirely of steel. Problem was many guns, including expensive ones are made of alloys that are just as durable.
They even proposed a “melting test”. If they melted at a certain temp they were to be banned. Again, alloys melt at lower temps. Not to mention all steel guns would have been much more expensive.

Hard Right on May 15, 2010 at 12:08 AM

I don’t doubt they want to take our guns. I also don’t doubt the fight they’d have if they tried.

SouthernGent on May 14, 2010 at 10:33 PM

See NOLA circa Katrina. Urban warfare battle hardened troops (3rd ID) have been returning from the biggest hellholes on earth. They have jurisdiction to operate in the USA under certain conditions.

Pray those conditions are never met.

Inanemergencydial on May 15, 2010 at 1:24 AM

5hrs later and only 84 comments on a gun control topic. I guess everybody else is getting tired of a steady diet of red meat, too.

rayra on May 15, 2010 at 3:29 AM

Obama’s a Chicago politician through and through- and we all know the current state of Chicago’s gun laws.

To think that Obama and Pelosi wouldn’t try to push through a permanent Assault Weapon Ban (or further reaching legislation) after the next election is clearly delusional. Holder even said that he believed a new AWB would stand even after Heller.

And this, by the way, was on Obama’s change.gov website just after the election- note the support from “pro-gun” Beretta Biden.

Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn’t have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.

http://crypticsubterranean.blogspot.com/2008/11/change-is-coming.html

Jay Mac on May 15, 2010 at 6:13 AM

AP, one other thing- in saying that this is a killer issue with the electorate you are right. But Democrats have proven with healthcare that they are willing to look long. Sure they will lose a lot of seats over Obamacare, but step one in a US-version of the NHS has been laid down. They just need to grow it over the coming years.

Same with banning guns. It might be a loser with voters but these “people” think they know what is best for America. A permanent AWB would infuriate gun owners but it would be a major first step towards another, more sweeping ban in a few years time when Democrats can point to crime statistics and say, “hey that AWB didn’t bring down violent crime at all, we obviously need to ban all handguns. People don’t need handguns to hunt do they? Anyway, it’s for the kids.”

Andlet’s not forget the noise the Obama administration has made about US guns being used down in Mexico.

Fighting for your inalienable rights, all of them, is a 24/7 job when Democrats are around. Take it from a UK resident- gun laws are a war of attrition, waged to reduce the gun owning populace to a small enough number that a complete ban can be pushed through with little opposition. In less than a century the UK went from virtually no regulations at all to a complete ban on semi-auto rifles and all handguns.

Don’t let it happen there.

Jay Mac on May 15, 2010 at 6:24 AM

They don’t need to take our guns, just tax ammo til the cost is outta sight. Try and find .44mag anywhere. What control the regime can’t amass through congress, they get by fiat through agencies. It is a silent takeover.

Kissmygrits on May 15, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Liberals/Communists will not attempt an out-right ban. They will begin as Hitler did, with sensible registration. Who could object? We’ll be helping law enforcement. Then when the Commie/Libs decide the time is right, you’ll be given 90 days to turn in all firearms, just as they were in England recently. And since you, as a law-abiding citizen, have registered all of your firearms, the police will simply go door-to door.

Sadly, more people than not will go along with “sensible gun laws” because the Marxists in the Media will busy demonizing those of us who object.

oldleprechaun on May 15, 2010 at 9:46 AM

Look people, Palin is correct, lets not forget these:

Here’s, a statement on Obama’s gun intentions that had disappeared from his campaign site then reappeared on the “Urban Policy” portion of the White House website and now is gone again but I’m sure not forgotten:
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FROM THE WHITE-HOUSE WEBSITE:

Address Gun Violence in Cities: Obama and Biden would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent.
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And then there’s this quote from AG Holder:
“I think closing the gun show loophole, the banning of cop-killer bullets and I also think that making the assault weapons ban permanent, would be something that would be permitted under Heller,” Holder said, referring to the Supreme Court ruling in Washington, D.C. v. Heller, which asserted the Second Amendment as an individual’s right to own a weapon.

JeffVader on May 15, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Two clips, then, from today’s speech to the NRA, the first about gun-grabbing and the second about — well, you’ll see. Oddly enough, Sarahcuda neatly explains here why I’ve never joined or even understood righty panics about The One banning guns: It would be political suicide. He’d alienate untold millions of blue-collar Democrats, not to mention practically all of the remaining Republicans who are somewhat well disposed to him. You could dump the Second Amendment tomorrow and even then, I think, this would remain an exceedingly low legislative priority. Americans love their guns and the Democrats know it only too well. So why panic?

Legislatively, yes, there’s mo reason to worry.

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That’s not how the left does things.

When they can’t do it via the bill, they do it via the courts.

The Supreme Court came within one vote of rendering the Second Amendment meaningless.

Elena Kagan can’t wait for another chance…

Hawkins1701 on May 15, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Legislatively, yes, there’s mo reason to worry.

*no*

Hawkins1701 on May 15, 2010 at 3:33 PM