Monday, June 9, 2008

Barack Obama - Gun Grabber?

Well this is what the NRA had to say about Barack Obama, and I glommed it from their website here because they said it MAY be reproduced:

"On the Second Amendment, Don’t Believe Obama!

Friday, June 06, 2008

The presidential primary season is finally over, and it is now time for gun owners to take a careful look at just where apparent nominee Barack Obama stands on issues related to the Second Amendment. During the primaries, Obama tried to hide behind vague statements of support for “sportsmen” or unfounded claims of general support for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.


But his real record, based on votes taken, political associations, and long standing positions, shows that Barack Obama is a serious threat to Second Amendment liberties. Don’t listen to his campaign rhetoric! Look instead to what he has said and done during his entire political career.


FACT: Barack Obama voted to allow reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearms industry.

FACT: Barack Obama wants to re-impose the failed and discredited Clinton Gun Ban.


FACT: Barack Obama voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting.

FACT: Barack Obama has endorsed a complete ban on handgun ownership.

FACT: Barack Obama supports local gun bans in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and other cities.

FACT: Barack Obama voted to uphold local gun bans and the criminal prosecution of people who use firearms in self-defense.

FACT: Barack Obama supports requiring law-abiding gun owners to register their firearms.

FACT: Barack Obama refused to sign a friend-of-the-court brief in support of individual Second Amendment rights in the Heller case.

FACT: Barack Obama wants to eliminate your Right to Carry.

FACT: Barack Obama was a member of the Board of Directors of the Joyce Foundation, the leading source of funds for anti-gun organizations and “research.”

FACT: Barack Obama supported a proposal to ban gun stores within 5 miles of a school or park, which would eliminate almost every gun store in America.

FACT: Barack Obama voted not to notify gun owners when the state of Illinois did records searches on them.

FACT: Barack Obama voted against a measure to lower the Firearms Owners Identification card age minimum from 21 to 18, a measure designed to assist young people in the military.

FACT: Barack Obama favors a ban on standard capacity magazines.

FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory micro-stamping.

FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory waiting periods.

FACT: Barack Obama supports repeal of the Tiahrt Amendment, which prohibits information on gun traces collected by the BATFE from being used in reckless lawsuits against firearm dealers and manufacturers.

FACT: Barack Obama supports “one-gun-a-month” sales restrictions.

FACT: Barack Obama supports a ban on inexpensive handguns.

FACT: Barack Obama supports a ban on the resale of police issued firearms, even if the money is going to police departments for replacement equipment.

FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory firearm training requirements for all gun owners and a ban on gun ownership for persons under the age of 21.
Copyright 2008, National Rifle Association of America, Institute for Legislative Action.
This may be reproduced. It may not be reproduced for commercial purposes. "

I have got to tell you, this guy Obama is a scary dude. I can only imagine that his apparent disregard for our rights and liberties probably are shameful on other Constitutional issues as well as the right to keep and bear arms. Besides that I have seen him to be, in my opinion: an ultra liberal kook, an evasive person on the actual issues, an opportunist extraordinaire without regard for truth, and basically in essence a simple liar using his lies to get over on all of America. As I said though that is just my personal opinion of him, but I am sure it will keep me from voting for him. As to your vote, you have to make up your own opinion and then vote your on conscience.

Happy and safe shooting,
Glenn B

My Black Cloud Follows Me...

...to most places that I go, and it shows an undying loyalty to me that I truly do not want or need. Just yesterday it was a hot but beautiful day. I was at my sisters house visiting her, my brother-in-law, their son, and my mom. Brendan and Mimi came with me. After visiting for a few hours, Brendan, I, Daniel and Mimi went down to the beach to go fishing. As we pulled into the parking spot, I thought hmm, its going to rain, and Brendan said some drops were already coming down. When I had suggested it looked like rain earlier, Uncle David (my brother-in-law) said 'its not going to rain'. Well here we were at the beach parking lot and it was getting dark, and not because it was getting close to evening, it was still late afternoon. We walked from the car to the beach down a narrow path through light woods and grass, and I mentioned I hoped we didn't get any ticks. The area is known for deer ticks. Daniel assured me if we stayed on the path we would not pick up any ticks.

Okay so we got to the beach, and Brendan and I set up the two poles we had. Brendan gave a cast and the line snapped! I had only earlier told uncle David I had wanted but forgotten to change the line that came with the reel when I bought it last year because the line seemed brittle. Well it lived up to its reputation and we lost a good lure. Daniel's line was just in the water, and their was lightning across the channel from us. Large, ominous black clouds were moving our way too. I said I thought we ought to get out of there, and before we could get all our gear together it was raining down on us pretty good. We took off running the short distance to the car, but the storm was apparently moving faster than we could run and we were pretty wet by the time we got into the car. Of course it did not matter all that much now that Mimi had already been soaking wet from her dive into the drink down at the beach. Oh, had I forgotten to mention it was her first time near a large body of water, and she of course had to jump right in. She seemed flabbergasted but swam pretty good for a first timer.

We drove the short distance to the house, and by the time we were in the driveway, the rain was pelting the car, the wind was whooping insanely, and the trees were swaying violently and dangerously. It was one heck of a storm and we all stayed in the car for a few minutes, until Daniel - whom I think was scared - bolted out and ran inside the house. Brendan and I soon followed, and I probably got as wet in a few feet as we had gotten earlier while running back to the car it was then raining so hard. What a storm.

Brendan and I enjoyed the end of our stay inside, me with desert and coffee, him just coffee, and soon departed. On the way out we hit a detour. Apparently there was trouble on the road ahead. My guess was a tree had come down. On the detour, we passed an accident. The storm had made things sloppy for sure. While following the time consuming detour, I happened to glance at my right leg, and lo and behold what did I find but two very small ticks stuck on my limb and enjoying my life's blood. I scraped em off pronto. I'll have to check for the tell tale bull's eye of Lyme Disease.

Well there it was, that black cloud had followed me both literally and figuratively from a storm that drenched us, to a fishing line that snapped taking with it a favorite lure, to a lengthy detour, to ticks embedded in my leg. All in all though, it was a pretty good day and a nice visit; but that cloud just keeps following me around - go figure.

All the best,
Glenn B
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