Obama's true colors...A Letter From the Illinois State Rifle Association

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    Obama's true colors...A Letter From the Illinois State Rifle Association

    Open Letter to Sportsmen re: Obama's position on Gun ownership

    420 E. Locust, P.O. Box 637, Chatsworth, IL 60921
    Phone: (815) 635-3198 or (815) 635-3166 Fax: (815) 635-3723 Website: Illinois State Rifle Association
    Dedicated to education, safety training and support
    of Illinois firearm owners
    October 10, 2008
    Fellow Sportsman,
    Hello, my name is Rich Pearson and I have been active in the firearm rights movement for over 40 years. For
    the past 15 years, I have served in the Illinois state capitol as the chief lobbyist for the Illinois State Rifle
    Association.
    I lobbied Barack Obama extensively while he was an Illinois State Senator. As a result of that experience, I
    know Obama’s attitudes toward guns and gun owners better than anyone. The truth be told, in all my years in
    the Capitol I have never met a legislator who harbors more contempt for the law-abiding firearm owner than
    Barack Obama.
    Although Obama claims to be an advocate for the 2nd Amendment, his voting record in the Illinois Senate paints
    a very different picture. While a state senator, Obama voted for a bill that would ban nearly every hunting rifle,
    shotgun and target rifle owned by Illinois citizens. That same bill would authorize the state police to raid homes
    of gun owners and forcibly confiscate banned guns. Obama supported a bill that would shut down law-abiding
    firearm manufacturers including Springfield Armory, Armalite, Rock River Arms and Les Baer. Obama also
    voted for a bill that would prohibit law-abiding citizens from purchasing more than one gun per month.
    Without a doubt, Barack Obama has proven himself to be an enemy of the law abiding firearm owner. At the
    same time, Obama has proven himself to be a friend to the hardened criminal. While a state senator, Obama
    voted 4 times against legislation that would allow a homeowner to use a firearm in defense of home and family.
    Does Barack Obama still sound to you like a “friend” of the law-abiding gun owner?
    And speaking of friends, you can always tell a person by the company they keep. Obama counts among his
    friends the Rev. Michael Pfleger - a renegade Chicago priest who has openly called for the murder of gun shop
    owners and pro-gun legislators. Then there is his buddy Richard Daley, the mayor of Chicago who has declared
    that if it were up to him, nobody would be allowed to own a gun. And let’s not forget Obama’s pal George
    Soros - the guy who has pumped millions of dollars into the UN’s international effort to disarm law-abiding
    citizens.
    Obama has shown that he is more than willing to use other people’s money to fund his campaign to take your
    guns away from you. While a board member of the leftist Joyce Foundation, Barack Obama wrote checks for
    tens of millions of dollars to extremist gun control organizations such as the Illinois Council Against Handgun
    Violence and the Violence Policy Center.
    Does Barack Obama still sound to you like a “friend” of the law-abiding gun owner?
    By now, I’m sure that many of you have received mailings from an organization called “American Hunters
    and Shooters Association(AHSA)” talking about what a swell fellow Obama is and how he honors the 2nd
    Amendment and how you will never have to worry about Obama coming to take your guns. Let me make it
    perfectly clear - everything the AHSA says about Obama is pure hogwash. The AHSA is headed by a group
    of left-wing elitists who subscribe to the British view of hunting and shooting. That is, a state of affairs where
    hunting and shooting are reserved for the wealthy upper-crust who can afford guided hunts on exclusive private
    reserves. The AHSA is not your friend, never will be.
    In closing, I’d like to remind you that I’m a guy who has actually gone nose to nose with Obama on gun rights
    issues. The Obama I know cannot even begin to identify with this nation’s outdoor traditions. The Obama I
    know sees you, the law abiding gun owner, as nothing but a low-class lummox who is easily swayed by the
    flash of a smile and a ration of rosy rhetoric. The Obama I know is a stony-faced liar who has honed his skill at
    getting what he wants - so long as people are willing to give it to him.
    That’s the Barack Obama I know.
    Sincerely,
    (original signed)
    Richard A. Pearson
    Executive Director
    Illinois State Rifle Association
    Open Letter to Sportsmen:10/10/08

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    No surprises there.

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    <SIGH>, that is all I can say.
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    Read it on a earlier thread running HERE

    Worth reading again! OMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Read it on a earlier thread running HERE

    Worth reading again! OMO
    Shadow, my apologies for repeating this letter, but I agree, it's worth a second read.

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    No worries on the repeat, it's kind of buried in the other thread.

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    While I know this is NOT a political forum, I'll have to say the column, does not surprise me much.

    And I'll add to that, I just can not understand why anyone who is a 2nd Amendment advocate would vote for Obama.

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    I'm well aware of OB's feelings of gun control. I wish that all gun owners were aware, and managed to get themselves to the poles.

    Stay armed...yes, vote...stay safe!

    Special note to Ohio voters, vote early and often...like all the others.
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    What are the bills he speaks of? Does anyone have the actual bill info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbuck1984 View Post
    What are the bills he speaks of? Does anyone have the actual bill info?
    Project Vote Smart - Senator Barack H. Obama Jr. - Voting Record

    As the sig line says, Use you're Google FU Grasshopper

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    As the sig line says, Use you're Google FU Grasshopper
    I normally do. I thought I should be a little lazy today and I figured someone here already knew. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I'm well aware of OB's feelings of gun control. I wish that all gun owners were aware, and managed to get themselves to the poles.

    Stay armed...yes, vote...stay safe!

    Special note to Ohio voters, vote early and often...like all the others.
    Great letter...but had to chuckle from the school supt on poles vice polls :)) j/k.

    Regardless...unless Mac pulls a Truman...it doesn't look good. 2A is least of the worries from many Americans. I talked to 4 people today that are losing their job.

    Rick

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    Bill Number: HR 5441
    Voted Yes
    Official Title of Legislation:

    S Amdt 4615 to HR 5441: To prohibit the confiscation of a firearm during an emergency or major disaster if the possession of such firearm is not prohibited under Federal or State law.

    Bill Number: S 397
    Voted Yes
    Official Title of Legislation:

    S AMDT 1626 to S 397: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to require the provision of a child safety lock in connection with the transfer of a handgun.

    Bill Number: S 397
    Voted No
    Official Title of Legislation:

    S 397: A bill to prohibit civil liability actions from being brought or continued against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages, injunctive or other relief resulting from the misuse of their products by others.


    With the exception to the last one it shows his record isn't as bad as it's made out to be. Anybody want to add more to this list that I missed.
    I am still in between, I know it's getting close. I know. I like Obama I'm just worried about his gun laws he may bring now or in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbuck1984 View Post

    With the exception to the last one it shows his record isn't as bad as it's made out to be. Anybody want to add more to this list that I missed.
    NRA-ILA :: Barack Obama is anti-gun

    As referenced in another thread, http://www.gunbanobama.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post

    Special note to Ohio voters, vote early and often...like all the others.

    Yep! SCOTUS said that our wonderful Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (D) is not required to investigate 600,000 voter registration discrepencies that have recently surfaced. I guess she just can't see how fraud can occur when you're allowed to register to vote and cast an absentee ballot the same day. Obama wins Ohio with this decision.
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