Sen. Barack Obama said Tuesday he is “a strong supporter of the Second Amendment” and will not try take Americans’ guns away if elected.This week I'm buying another 10 AR-15 standard capacity magazines...so should you!
“I believe it’s an individual right,” he said in an interview following Tuesday’s speech at [University of Nevada, Reno]. “Lawful gun owners have nothing to fear from an Obama Administration.”
But, Obama said, he is for “some common sense gun safety laws.” He said that means keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals, the mentally ill and children.
“And we need a system that makes sure we can trace guns back to the original owners and dealers.”
What Obama isn’t saying is that in order to “trace guns to the original owners” we must enact national gun owner licensing and registration for each gun purchased. Such policies have both historical and future significance.
There is documented evidence that registration and licensing leads to confiscation, often with horrible unintended results.
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Good Gun Control Analysis Post...
...from Howard Nemerov: