Thursday, April 3, 2008

Obama: Law-Abiding Threaten the "Innocent"

The Mississippi Sun Herald reports that while politicking in Philly PA on Tuesday, Senator Obama (D-IL) claimed that trained law-abiding citizens who are licensed to carry concealed handguns are "a threat to innocent people". In a later statement Obama said to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations."

This view of seeing trained law-abiding citizens as a threat is consistent with his answers on a 1996 political positions questionnaire wherein Obama indicated that he supported a complete ban on handguns, including those for these same trained citizens.


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