Posted by: Jay | April 28, 2008

Chicken Answer

Here’s Barack Obama:

S-T: As a state legislator, you voted against a bill which would let people with orders of protection [against others] carry guns and another that would have barred municipalities from punishing people who kept guns in their homes. Why?

B.O.: I felt that [the first one] was a precedent for conceal-and-carry laws. There has not been any evidence that allowing people to carry a concealed weapon is going to make anybody safer. [The second one] is relevant to the D.C. handgun issue. I wanted to preserve the right of local communities to enforce local ordinances and this would have overturned municipalities being able to enforce their own ordinances. We can argue about whether the ordinances work or not. But I wanted to make sure that local communities were recognized as having a right to regulate firearms.

S-T: But you don’t want to take a stand on the D.C. gun-ban law?

B.O.: I don’t like taking a stand on pending cases.

Again, look at this from a different perspective. Change it from gun control to abortion. How would the good Senator vote then?

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