Thursday, June 26, 2008

Obama official statement on Heller

I have always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms, but I also identify with the need for crime-ravaged communities to save their children from the violence that plagues our streets through common-sense, effective safety measures. The Supreme Court has now endorsed that view, and while it ruled that the D.C. gun ban went too far, Justice Scalia himself acknowledged that this right is not absolute and subject to reasonable regulations enacted by local communities to keep their streets safe. Today’s ruling, the first clear statement on this issue in 127 years, will provide much-needed guidance to local jurisdictions across the country.

As President, I will uphold the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun-owners, hunters, and sportsmen. I know that what works in Chicago may not work in Cheyenne. We can work together to enact common-sense laws, like closing the gun show loophole and improving our background check system, so that guns do not fall into the hands of terrorists or criminals. Today's decision reinforces that if we act responsibly, we can both protect the constitutional right to bear arms and keep our communities and our children safe.

Nice and vague, just like we expect from a politician. No word on whether he still endorses lawsuits, semi-auto bans, or handgun bans etc nor his backpedaling on his people saying he thought DC was constitutional.


Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

The title for your post confused me. Shouldn't it be, "Obama official non-statement on Heller" ;-)?

Anonymous said...

"...what works in Chicago may not work in Cheyenne."

What works in Chicago???

Somebody needs to talk to this dude.

Petey said...

"I know that what works in Chicago may not work in Cheyenne."

Except that the ban in the Union of Soviet Socialist Chicagoans DOESN'T WORK. 12.7% increase in murders!!!!

What an EFFECTIVE piece of legislation THAT has been. You've guaranteed victims.


Anonymous said...

What Obama is effectively saying is that he believes that Constitutional Rights are based on your geographical location.

My head hurts.

Much work to do.