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scorp. asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

Can Obama take away our guns?

If he really wanted to ?

And I know he wants to.

Can he do that?

45 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    According to the Second Amendment, he can't. But he will just get rid of the current Supreme Court Justice's that are Pro Gun, and replace them with Anti Gun Justice's to ensure legislation will be passed. If they want my gun, they can have it...bullets first.

    More Obama Anti Gun ideals...

    Obama supports mandatory waiting periods.

    Independent Voters of Illinois/Independent Precinct Organization general candidate questionnaire, Sept. 9, 1996. The responses on this survey were described in “Obama had greater role on liberal survey,” Politico, March 31, 2008.

    Obama and Ammunition Micro-stamping Barack Obama supports mandatory micro-stamping.

    Chicago Tribune blogs, “Barack Obama: NIU Shootings call for action,” February 15, 2008, ()

    Obama and ammunition magazines Barack Obama favors a ban on standard capacity magazines.

    “Clinton, Edwards, Obama on gun control,” Radio Iowa, Sunday, April 22, 2007. ()

    Obama and Firearms Owners Identification Cards 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.

    Illinois Senate, March 25, 2003, SB 2163, vote 18.

    Gun Owner Privacy Barack Obama voted not to notify gun owners when the state of Illinois did records searches on them.

    Illinois Senate, May 5, 2002, SB 1936 Con., vote 26.

    Obama Wants to Ban Gun Shops 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.

    Chicago Defender, Dec. 13, 1999

    Obama and the Leftwing Joyce Foundation 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.”

    1998 Joyce Foundation Annual Report, p. 7.

    Obama Supports Local Restrictions on Your Gun Rights Obama supports local gun bans in Chicago, Washington, DC, and other cities. "Obama: 'Common Sense Regulation' On Gun Owners' Rights," ABC News' "Political Radar" Blog,, 2/15/08. () Supreme Court Obama voted against the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, two of the five Justices who affirmed an individual right to keep and bear arms in the landmark Heller case.

    Clinton Gun Ban Obama wants to reimpose the failed and discredited Clinton Gun Ban. Illinois Senate Debate #3: Barack Obama vs. Alan Keyes, 10/21/04 Handgun Ban Obama endorsed a complete ban on all handguns. Independent Voters of Illinois/Independent Precinct Organization general candidate questionnaire, 9/9/96 Politco, 3/31/08

    Gun Rationing Obama voted in favor of legislation to prohibit law-abiding individuals from purchasing more than one gun a month. Illinois Senate, H.B. 2579, 5/16/03 Obama and Self-Defense Obama opposes law that permits law-abiding citizens to carry firearms for self-defense. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 4/2/08 Chicago Tribune, 9/15/04 Illinois Senate Debate # 3

    Obama has supported banning hundreds of rifles and shotguns commonly used for hunting and sport shooting.

    Illinois Senate Debate # 3:

    Barack Obama vs. Alan Keyes, 10 /21/04

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes,all it will take is an act of congress,and Executive Order or sign an agreement that has been pushed by the United Nations.

    Any of them becomes the law of the land until a pro gun government can be elected into office.

    Didn't you see the news reports about record gun sales starting just before the elections?

    I know he said he supported the 2nd. Amendment,but he also included "responsible gun laws and restrictions".

    Plus raise taxes on guns and ammo 500%,limits on how many guns you can buy per month and own.

    Reports on the matter say he won't do it right off the bat because he wants to get to work on the economy and his staff and cabinet members.

    He also has a lot of federal judge positions to fill and maybe even several supreme court seats to fill due to death or retirement.

    The verdict for the right to bear arms was a 5-4 split,but it doesn't keep the gun banners from trying over and over.

    With a gun ban president and congress in power,it is more likely they will succeed in disarming the people.

    Then we will be at the mercy of criminals,trigger happy police,and federal troops.

    For those who believe it will reduce crime,it won't.

    The FBI did a 15 year crime study and found that crime was lower where the people were allowed to own guns for self defense.

    The reason given by criminals was that they didn't want to get shot by their intended victims.

    The founding fathers included the 2nd. Amendment because the people are keep the elected in check and to use open rebellion if necessary to restore democracy.

    Some state constitutions require the citizens of the state to own a firearm for the defense of the state.

    When the U.S. Code was written in 1932,federal law required the citizens to own a firearm used by or could be used by the military.

    If the issue went before the voters,every one would have to vote 100% for a national gun ban.

    Any split vote (even if it got more than 50% of the vote) would not let a gun ban go into effect.

  • 1 decade ago

    The problem with Obama taking away the guns is the Second Amendment. Congress and Obama can pass all the gun regulations that they want. As long as there is still a conservative Supreme Court, such laws can only go so far. Otherwise, said laws would be ruled unconstitutional under the 2nd Amendment. So, unless Obama either kills off half the Justices and manages to replace them with Uber-Liberals who have no problem disregarding the Constitution, or Congress passes a Consitutional Amendment overturning the Second Amendment (which would require a much greater majority than the Democrats have), no, Obama cannot take away the guns.

  • 1 decade ago

    With the super-majority, and unless he makes it an amendment, or even if he does and can intimidate enough state legislatures to ratify it, yes he can. And to those who think he doesn't want to, think again.

    It has for the past thirty or so years been the goal of the Democrats to ban guns in the hands of regular citizens, claiming that this would cut crime. The reality is that the crooks don't care if their guns are legal or not, so this lovely concept would render no one defenseless but us citizens . And not alone to the criminals--rapists, murderers, thieves, vandals, etc.--but also to our government, who could then go its merry own way without having to spend undue concern on our approval or lack thereof for their policies, however radical and destructive.

    Wake up before you end up on a coffle, folks. BTW, that's the long chain they shackle slaves on, to keep them from running for freedom. If you resist now, it may not come to that. If you don't you may just as well ''Lie back and enjoy it."

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  • Witchy
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    1 decade ago

    I don't think that he can ban fire arms right now, but that could change depending on who is on the Supreme court and how they interpret the Constitution. The President appoints the judges to the Supreme Court. It would be possible (though perhaps unlikely) that the Supreme court could decide to overturn it's earlier ruling and decide that the second amendment right does not refer to individuals owning guns.

    To view Obama's voting record on gun laws:

    I would expect more of the same when he takes office, with the exception that now the Supreme court has said that handgun bans are unconstitutional.

    With Congress and the Senate, they can make it very difficult to purchase guns and they can tax ammunition so much that it won't be possible for the average person to afford it.

    There is a lot that they can do to limit our rights without denying them completely.

  • 4 years ago

    well it is proposed and there is proof that he has always been anti gun. see this is why I am buying me a new pistol in another week, buying ammo, and god willing getting a new AK 47 when ever I get the chance. My standpoint is, "COME AND TAKE IT." I don't think he has the will to take them, but better safe then sorry right? see we are free because we own guns, slaves don't.. look what happened all over the world, you disarm the country you have complete control over it than.. history has proven this, just ask the experts i.e. stalin, hitler, and all the other commies out there.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Clinton band on guns just made everyone run out and buy them. I think sales were 7% up more than normal on that dumb move. Hussein being the next pres has already jumped up gun sales. Not just because he will do what he can to stop sales on even sporting guns, but because half this country will not allow to be ruled like sheep as in some parts of the world.Don't worry about the military taking gun either, they will split. Not all will follow an order they took a oath to protect

  • Wendy
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    1 decade ago

    yeah but not directly. watch for obama to take your rights away and also keep his hands clean in the process. how? well there are 2 supreme court judges that he will be appointing in about 6 month.did you notice the last decision that court voted on the washington d.c. gun ban? gun owners won by 1 vote!(the judge that voted for the 2nd amendment right to bear arms was a president Bush appointment)well this will be back around and how do you think it will be this time around? the other thing to worry about is obama's GLOBAL POVERTY ACT...this will tie us in with the u.n. and maybe combine north america as one country and what do you think will happen to our constitutional rights if THAT happens? JOIN NRA

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Never gonna happen. Why? Because it would require changing the constitution of the United States and Congress/Supreme Court will never allow the right to bear arms to be taken from the people.

    There would be a civil war beyond belief right here at home if anyone even tried that kind of stupidity.

    Not our entire army could do it to the people because the army would turn on Obama so fast it would make his head spin.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    80-97 million owners which is over half of people over 18, and over 500 million guns. I think there out gunned, and that would be decleration of war that would have no winners.

  • KJ
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    1 decade ago

    He wants too... but I doubt he will be able to do it!! It will take a Constutional Amendment... although they can make it harder to get one. Guns laws are counter productive. They stop law bidding Citizens from getting guns while doing nothing to stop people illegally obtaining them. OBAMA wanted to get a chicago homeowner for defending his home against an intruder who twice had invaded his home

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