K. L. Jamison
Attorney at Law
The Obama campaign has broadcast claims that he is a supporter of gun rights. The candidate obviously does not respect gun owners enough to make up a plausible story. Senator Obama has never voted in favor of gun owners, and has never failed to vote against them.
The National Rifle Association has produced commercials setting forth Senator Obama’s record only to have “fact checkers” declare the commercials to be lies. It is sad when one must fact check the fact checkers.
The “fact checkers’ method appears to have been to ask the Obama campaign and its supporters about the allegations, and accept their response without question. In fact, Senator Obama has advocated banning all handguns. He has denied doing so, and when confronted with a 1996 candidate questionnaire expressing such sentiments, insisted that it was the work of a staffer without understanding; until someone pointed out his handwriting on the document.
He claimed that a ban on hunting ammunition was really a ban on armor-piercing ammunition. However, the definition of armor piercing was expanded to include hunting ammunition. The bill was widely known at the time to be a back-door ammunition ban. Yet, we are firmly told that all this a lie, as if we are stupid and believe anything we are told.
Despite his record, the Obama campaign claims to be a friend of gun owners. Gun owners are not that stupid. The senator’s statement that his opponents are bitter people clinging to guns and religion is not the comment of a friend.
Gun owners keep track of politicians and their votes. A summary of Senator Obama’s record is at www.WMSA.net and www.NRA.org.
Senator Obama’s most telling comment was that he will not confiscate guns because he does not have the votes. This is hardly comforting and provokes the response “don’t give him the votes”.
And it gets worse.
The Obama campaign has organized a group of Missouri prosecutors and sheriffs which declared itself to be a “truth squad”. This squad has set itself up as arbiters of the truth and prosecutors of persons who disagree with their version.
This squad of prosecutors has declared the NRA commercials to be lies and further declare that they will respond to any violation of Missouri ethics laws. When a prosecutor declares that he will respond to a violation of the law, it can mean only prosecution. The Obama campaign has sent threats to broadcasters who might dare broadcast the NRA commercials.
If this is how he acts as a candidate, one can only wonder what will happen when he is in a position to replace scores of federal prosecutors who have the power to prosecute anyone deemed to have violated federal election laws.
Should Senator Obama’s prosecutors object to the statements here, they will find an address where an arrest warrant may be served on my web site, along with a flattering picture for the wanted poster.
K. L. Jamison is a Missouri attorney and author of "
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