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switters
02-18-2010, 01:19 PM
Actually it seems as though he could care less.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ct-oped-0214-chapman-20100212,0,1860230.column

Very interesting article I found on the Field and Stream site of all places. There are several in his cabinet who would like more gun control, but I think he was telling the truth when he said he wasn't going to take anyones guns, but he believed in common sense laws.

And I didn't believe him when he first said it. Sorry Mister President.

I know, no gun threads for me, but I started a boat thread yesterday that sank. balanced karma?

Phillip, you reading this?

TimH
02-18-2010, 01:47 PM
Of course he wants our guns. Thats why my neighbor reported all of his stolen the day after Obama got elected :)

LeeG
02-18-2010, 01:58 PM
he might want my milkshake!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHpM5US2HDs

bobbys
02-18-2010, 02:05 PM
Well, there was at least one dumbass statement in the article:



So, in the opinion of the author, merely being passive on the subject isn't enough to earn any respect from gun afficionados?

Personally, I suspect this is one position of Obama's that is a position of simple common political sense. Perhaps he'd personally like to see more restrictions on guns... but he knows it's a loser as a political issue, so he doesn't touch it. I suspect he holds a number of positions like this: different than his personal opinions might otherwise dictate, but held for the sake of political expediency.

Nothing wrong with that... ALL politicians do it. It makes sense to pick and choose your fights. Obama clearly isn't afraid to fight for things he feels are more important, so it's definately not a sign of any sort of cowardice.... just good common political sense and astute pragmatism... characteristics that we'd want, in a President..

Its one thing to Car jack your Chevy.

Its another to Jack your gun!!:D