This falls into the category of “so what else is new?” Of course the National Rifle Association (NRA) gives Obama an “F” because they have looked at his legislative record going all the way back to 1996, including his denials and dismissals concerning where he really stands on gun ownership and the Second Amendment.
Most people familiar with his record might be surprised, however, at just how consistently anti-gun (anti-freedom) he really is. Here’s a quick summary that answers the question about his “F” rating:
- Why did Obama ban 1 million collectors grade Korean War Rifles from being imported and sold to citizens?
- Why did Obama want to scrap military brass casings rather than sell them to reloading companies as has always been done?
- Why does Obama support a federal assault weapons ban?
- Why doesn’t Obama talk tough and make DC submit to the ruling of the supreme court and allow citizens the right to own handguns instead of letting them sidestep the ruling?
- Why did Obama attempt to use ‘fast and furious’ as an anti gun prop to push for anti gun legislation?
- Why does Obama support banning magazines over 10 rounds?
- Why did Obama change our position in the UN and support the UN small arms treaty (gun banning legislation) once he came to office?
Here is some of his record, going back to 1996:
In 1996, State Senator Obama answered a questionnaire and stated that he supported a complete ban on semi-automatic firearms [inaccurately referred to as “assault weapons”], supported mandatory waiting periods, and supported a complete ban on manufacture and sale of handguns. (my emphasis)
Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has worked to assure uneasy gun owners that he believes the Constitution protects their rights and that he doesn’t want to take away their guns.
But before he became a national political figure, he sat on the board of a Chicago-based foundation [that would be the Soros-funded Joyce Foundation] that doled out at least nine grants totaling nearly $2.7 million to groups that advocated the opposite positions.
The foundation funded legal scholarship advancing the theory that the Second Amendment does not protect individual gun owners’ rights, as well as two groups that advocated handgun bans. And it paid to support a book called “Every Handgun Is Aimed at You: The Case for Banning Handguns.”
Why did the NRA give Obama an “F” rating? Simple. He deserves it.