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.American Free Press
.Vol IX .#4 January 26,

B-2, AMERICAN FREE PRESS * January 26, 2009 * Issue 4

Obama Fires
Opening Salvos
in War on Guns

By Pat Shannan

.The head of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, said Barack Obama lied in his campaign promise not to go after America’s guns. “He’s not even in office,” LaPierre stated, “yet he’s fired the opening salvos in a war against the future of the Second Amendment, our hunting and shooting traditions, and you. Add it all up, and you have the potential for a Second Amendment disaster unlike any other we have ever faced.”
He then cited five Obama actions:
• Appointing Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel to be White House chief of staff. In Congress, Emanuel earned an “F” rating from NRA, and in the Clinton administration, he was known as the “point man on gun control.”
• If Hillary Clinton is confirmed as secretary of state, she’ll rip the Second Amendment right out of the Bill of Rights. She’ll be the nation’s top diplomat with the power to determine whether the United Nations will pass, and Obama will sign, a global gun ban treaty that will surrender our Second Amendment rights and our national sovereignty.
• Nominating ex-senator and former majority leader Tom Daschle—an avowed enemy of NRA—to be secretary of health and human services. NRA was responsible for defeating Daschle when he ran in South Dakota for re-election to the Senate. If Daschle is confirmed, he could hold the ultimate power to declare guns a “public health menace” and regulate away our essential liberties.
• Nominating Eric Holder to be attorney general. As former assistant attorney general, Holder was a key architect and vocal advocate for the Clinton era’s sweeping gun ban agenda. He supported national handgun licensing, mandatory trigger locks, and ending gun shows as we know them.
Holder opposed the Supreme Court’s District of Columbia’s Heller decision that declared the Second Amendment an individual right. Holder also called for reviving the Clinton gun bans and, as attorney general, would fight in court to prevent the landmark Heller decision from being made applicable to state and local governments. Holder would control BATFE and wield enormous power to harass gun owners and sue America’s arms makers out of existence.
In the job application for the Obama administration, Obama made it clear that gun owners are second-class citizens and told 80 million gun owners not to even bother applying for a job. In the “White House Personnel Data Questionnaire” he asked:
“Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun? If so, provide complete ownership and registration information. Has the registration ever lapsed? Please also describe how and by whom it is used and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage.”
That question endorses gun registration—a mandate in only five states—and buys into the anti-gun premise that firearms are inherently dangerous and gun owners are prone to misusing them.
“That’s an outrageous mindset, especially for the president-elect whose sworn duty will be to uphold the U.S. Constitution, including our right to keep and bear arms,” said LaPierre. “Obama clearly wants to make gun registration the law of the land.”

Pat Shannon is a contributing editor to American Free Press newspaper. He has long tried to correct the falsehoods put out by the mainstream medical establishment about natural health alternatives.

(Issue #4, January 26, 2009, AMERICAN FREE PRESS)


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