Why does Obama claim that he does not want to ban guns?

He claims that he is being honest with the American public and yet I do have my doubts. I have heard him claim that he is for the individual right to keep and bear arms, and yet his voting record is for complete bans. He has been on the board of the Joyce Foundation, a very anti gun body.



To Adam B

I went to the next page, the one that actual relates to Obama. This is that page, and it shows Obama with cosistent a consistant F rating.


Update 2:

In looking around a little more, I find that he has tried to ban wide ranges of guns:


Update 3:

Boss H has said that he never voted to ban guns, it appears that he is in error.


22 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Obama and Biden have voted against the second amendment 100% of the time. Obama knows his views are not popular and he is just trying to cover them up so he doesn't lose the votes of gun owners that still support him on other issues.

    Obama's voting record tells us the FACTS though.

    FACT: Barack Obama voted to allow reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearms industry.

    FACT: Barack Obama wants to re-impose the failed and discredited Clinton Gun Ban.

    FACT: Barack Obama voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting.

    FACT: Barack Obama has endorsed a complete ban on handgun ownership.

    FACT: Barack Obama supports local gun bans in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and other cities.

    FACT: Barack Obama voted to uphold local gun bans and the criminal prosecution of people who use firearms in self-defense.

    FACT: Barack Obama supports gun owner licensing and gun registration.

    FACT: Barack Obama refused to sign a friend-of-the-court Brief in support of individual Second Amendment rights in the Heller case.

    FACT: Barack Obama opposes Right to Carry laws.

    FACT: Barack Obama was a member of the Board of Directors of the Joyce Foundation, the leading source of funds for anti-gun organizations and "research."

    FACT: Barack Obama supported a proposal to ban gun stores within 5 miles of a school or park, which would eliminate almost every gun store in America.

    FACT: Barack Obama voted not to notify gun owners when the state of Illinois did records searches on them.

    FACT: Barack Obama voted against a measure to lower the Firearms Owners Identification card age minimum from 21 to 18, a measure designed to assist young people in the military.

    FACT: Barack Obama favors a ban on standard capacity magazines.

    FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory micro-stamping.

    FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory waiting periods.

    FACT: Barack Obama supports repeal of the Tiahrt Amendment, which prohibits information on gun traces collected by the BATFE from being used in reckless lawsuits against firearm dealers and manufacturers.

    FACT: Barack Obama supports one-gun-a-month sales restrictions.

    FACT: Barack Obama supports a ban on inexpensive handguns.

    FACT: Barack Obama supports a ban on the resale of police issued firearms, even if the money is going to police departments for replacement equipment.

    FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory firearm training requirements for all gun owners and a ban on gun ownership for persons under the age of 21.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't care how your other respondents think about it, he IS for gun control, and a ban on ANY kind of gun is against the constitution. Some people might not want to own fully automatic weapons, but some do, and that doesn't make them bad people. There are clubs all around the country. I may never want to own a machine gun, but I don't want to lose my RIGHT to if i ever choose to. The ASSAULT WEAPON BAN covered rifles because they held too many rounds. BY WHO'S standards? There should be NO gun that is off limits to law abiding citizens. The gun laws currently on the books need to be enforced. Gun criminals don't get their guns from gun shops.

  • Bill D
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Because he is a lying liberal crook from Chicago. He has voted for every bill for banning guns that comes up here in Illinois.

    Jagerman is 100% right. I see that some ignorant fool gave him a thumbs down, it was probably Hitler.

    If B. Hussein Obama is elected, the second amendment and the rest of the constitution will be rewritten by B. Hussein Obama, George Soros and Rebecca Peters of Australia, citizens of the world. If they allow Americans to have any guns at all, they want to limit it to single shot rifles that will not shoot more than 100 yards.

  • 1 decade ago

    He wants to ban handguns. And any other firearm he can ban.


    The only bill he has EVER signed onto is one sponsored by Sen. David Vitter of LA that prohibits the Feds from confiscating firearms, which they tried to do after Katrina when people had to defend their homes and themselves from criminals and looters..

    Sure, but how can they confiscate firearms if Obama supports laws that prevent your owning them in the first place???

    This is totally BOGUS but is being promoted by a stupid Sportsmen for Obama group. Up the their armpits in bullsh^t.

    Obama is anti-gun, and is against the Second Amendment rights of the individual right to bear arms.

    Joe Biden's record is the same. Anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment.

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  • 1 decade ago

    He was probably telling a little bit of truth, not a whole lot but an eensie bit.

    Guns - according to liberal agenda, are something for government to control( registration, ownership gun safety mandatory courses, yearly recert and re licensing maybe), in short it is a source of government general revenue-

    What is general revenue? these are a cluster of human activities that are activities to collect taxes from.

    1. pleasurable- such as driving, travelling, smoking and drinking alcohol

    2. use of controlled products- cigarettes, alcohol, cars, guns

    3. Necessities- transportation,food,clothing, gasoline, home ownership .

    4. recreation- hunting, fishing, shooting, travel, games,

    5. parking in city streets, penalties for not mowing your lawn, yard in disrepair, non maintenance of your vehicle etc.

    6. Minor speeding infractions. Eg- designate some areas as 15 mph only. Ticket those who do 21

    In socialist countries, taxation and penalties are used to rule over its inhabitants and to ensure obedience to the rules.

    Taxation and penalties hit you where it most hurts. Your pocket.

  • 3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm a liberal, I'm an Obama supporter, and I also target shoot recreationally. I can only conclude that you haven't bothered doing any research based on your question. See below.

    Edit: So now we've established that you don't read very carefully. The organizations that gave Obama an F don't want any restrictions on gun ownership. They want armor-piercing rounds, dum-dum bullets, and fully automatic weapons to be legal. They want no child safety locks, and they refuse to even acknowledge that there's a gun problem in inner cities.

    The biggest problem with organizations like the NRA, and the reason I cannot and will not become a member, is that they pretend that there's no gun problem in this country. I'm a recreational shooter, but that doesn't mean I have to act like a moron and pretend than in some citizen gun violence is killing people.

  • Boss H
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Gun control does not equate to gun ban, no matter what right-wing gun slinging fanatics say.

    Without gun control, most murderers would get away with their crimes, without an eyewitnes testifying.

    All those serial numbers, and registrations, and everything else that allows you to carry a weapon legally is gun control.

    Keep guns out of the hands of psychotics and people with a history of violence is gun control.

    That is what Obama supports, and that is what any responsible gun owner supports.

    However, we do not support gun ban and neither does Obama. You should try to learn the difference between ban and control, the difference between spin and truth, and the difference between a blog and news.

    I'm a liberal, and if anyone bans my gun, I become a criminal. Simple as that.

    this and the comment from Rush above, is a good example of how the right-wing likes to force you to live in fear, to guide your vote.

    Obama has never voted to ban guns. Ever! Anyone saying he has, is a liar.

    He has voted to ban armor piercing rounds for hand guns, but those also made self defense a danger to bystanders.

    So you use an assault rifle for self defense?

    Or you people just like to maniacs use them on school children as was happening before the assault rifle ban.

    Did assault rifles ban ban all guns? No it did not, so it wasn't really a gun ban was it?

    It was a killing machine ban!

    <<In looking around a little more, I find that he has tried to ban wide ranges of guns>>>

    maybe you should try reading those links.

    Source(s): Kind of like this idiot right here: nothing wrong with this part: <<FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory firearm training requirements for all gun owners>> but this part is a bold faced lie; << and a ban on gun ownership for persons under the age of 21.>> <<FACT: Barack Obama voted against a measure to lower the Firearms Owners Identification card age minimum from 21 to 18, a measure designed to assist young people in the military.>> another lie <<FACT: Barack Obama supports one-gun-a-month sales restrictions.>> that was handguns. Who purchases more than one handgun a month other than people planning to go on rampages through shopping malls or college campuses?! I don't think that we can get that done. But what we can do is to provide just some common-sense enforcement. The efforts by law enforcement to obtain the information required to trace back guns that have been used in crimes to unscrupulous gun dealers. As president, I intend to make it happen. We essentially have two realities, when it comes to guns, in this country. You've got the tradition of lawful gun ownership. It is very important for many Americans to be able to hunt, fish, take their kids out, teach them how to shoot. Then you've got the reality of 34 Chicago public school students who get shot down on the streets of Chicago. We can reconcile those two realities by making sure the Second Amendment is respected and that people are able to lawfully own guns, but that we also start cracking down on the kinds of abuses of firearms that we see on the streets. Source: 2008 Democratic debate in Las Vegas Jan 15, 2008
  • 1 decade ago

    Do you actually think that just because someone says they ban guns that people are going to actually stop buying and using them?

    Even if they did so, knives and such would be much more popular.

    Also many normal citizens use guns as protection and for hunting.

    But realistically, violence can never be stopped.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because he doesn't want to ban guns.

    Just because some politcal spin dude says Obama this or Obama that doesn't mean it's true.

    What is true is the only platform McSame and the Pitbull have is to talk smack about Obama.

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