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Obama & Guns from the Executive Director of the Illinios State Rifle Association

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As you may know I ain't thrilled with McCain and really wish Ron Paul was a choice next month.  I detest stuff that slams one to make the other look good and have kept my view of both of these guys minimal and stayed out of a lot of the scandal stuff here and on the show.  This however is a creditable source and is the one man who have more direct experience with Obama and gun laws during his time in office.  I suggest anyone that thinks Obama is not out to ban guns to read this with an open mind.

I have actually met Richard Pearson, shook his hand and looked him in the eye.  I have no reason to doubt his words,


Texas State Rifle Association Political Action

To TSRA Members:  Below is an open letter from the Illinois State

Rifle Association's chief lobbyist,

please read!

Illinois State Rifle Association

420 E. Locust, P.O. Box 637, Chatsworth, IL 60921

Phone: (815) 635-3198 or (815) 635-3166 Fax: (815) 635-3723 Website:

Fellow Sportsman:

 Over the past 15 years, I have served in the Illinois state capitol as the chief lobbyist for the Illinois State Rifle


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 2 nd 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 2 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.

 Richard A. Pearson

Executive Director

Illinois State Rifle Association

Open Letter to Sportsmen:10/10/08

This post is about Barak Obama, keep it that way please.  Let's debate if anyone wants to but there is no reason to start tearing other candidate down in order to do so.  If you want to beat up McCain, make a new post and I will help you do it.  ;)

 :( Its like trying to decide the lesser of two evils. I will not debate the fact that Obama hates gun owners. For a reason I know not why. Its not the civil gun owners that are causing problems. Its criminals, and criminals never obey the law. So making a law against guns changes nothing, and in Britain has shown to cause more gun crime than anything else. I think this is an issue, if it came down to it, could cause civil unrest. I would fight to keep all of our rights in the Constitution. I do not understand what part of 'shall not be infringed' that they do not understand. They make it out like it is some kind of unclear statement when it isn't. "The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" seems pretty straightforward to me. So knowing this I can't vote for Obama. However, knowing about McCain I can't vote for him either.  :(  I would rather live through a depression than give up one of our inalienable rights. If Obama is this much against gun ownership and against the Second Amendment then how can he call himself American? This disturbs me alot. I remember hearing what he said on the NRA website. His words. That disturbed me as well.

To be fair I will list several links with both sides of the arguement.  Regardless of what FactCheck says is false, the things the NRA says are true, are scary enough for me. Banning anyone but police to conceal carry? That is a direct affront to the Second Amendment which says we have the right to bear arms. Very tactfully he says these things, but even I can see the loopholes he has put in them so when his real agenda gets out there that it won't seem like lies. There are several statements he has made which sound misleading. Take a look at the links and see what you think. His reasonable restraints on guns depend on what he thinks is reasonable. He wants us to register our guns. He wants to reinstitute the Clinton ban on guns, which by the way, were on weapons that 'looked' like assault weapons, because the truth is that you can not legally own a true assualt rifle anyway. They showed on the NRA website how CNN tried to make it look like they were going to allow assault rifles in the street by misleading the audience. They showed a man using an assault full automatic rifle on a target and said that these were the guns that they were going to allow on the street. Its BS. Pure and simple. Let me post that link too because that makes me mad.

Voting for the lesser of two evils is voting for evil. We are so doomed.

As I have said I am voting for Chuck Baldwin to make a statement but I can afford to because to.  Texas is a McCain state they won't even campaign here.  If I were in PA, OH, etc I would hold my nose and vote for McCain simply so that one party does not control the house, senate and the presidency.  I think we have learned be it Democrat or Republican that is one hell of a bad idea.

Spamity Calamity:
I urge everyone to vote for mccain over obama. If only for the supreme court justices and federal court appointments. Think about it, Pelosi running the Senate and Obama in the White House? Ewwwwwww

Heres how ill be voting.

McCain for president.
Everything else libertarian unless there isnt a libertarian running than ill vote against the incumbent.


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