Posted by: reformedmusings | January 12, 2013

The truth about Obama, the 2nd Amendment, and self-defense

According to our Founding Fathers, the 2nd Amendment guaranteed that no American would ever be disarmed, and would serve as protection against tyranny. Every individual has a God-given right to defend themselves and their families.

Obama is publicly on record as opposing the use of firearms for self-defense in one’s own home. He wants Americans to be literally helpless and fully dependent on the government for their very survival:

As a state senator in Illinois, President Obama opposed legislation providing an exception to handgun restrictions if the weapon was used in the defense of one’s home.

Obama’s vote would have maintained the status quo, which made it a violation of municipal gun ban law to use a firearm to save your own life in your own home. But the bill was passed anyway without his support.

Even for anti-Consititution progressives, that’s a very radical position that was eventually defeated even in ultra-liberal Illinois. This was in 2004.

Let’s look at the real world. A Georgia mother took all the anti-gun crowd’s recommended actions when an intruder broke into her home. She called 911 while taking her twins to hide in an upstairs closet. The home invader, after trashing the downstairs, made his way up to where the mother and her twins were hiding. He opened the door and stood face-to-face with his intended victims. He raped and murdered the mother in front of her twins and remains at large. Well, that would have happened in Obama’s ideal universe, but not in the real America.

I lied about the mother doing everything that the anti’s recommend. On the way to the closet, she grabbed a loaded .38 revolver. When the predator opened the closet, she emptied the .38 into the invader. Real life is not at all like the movies, where everyone who is shot even once drops to the ground. Even with five .38 rounds in him, the predator was able to get up and drive away. It was all over before the police showed up. Dial 911 and die indeed. Here’s the police statement:

Scary stuff, but the mother prevailed through being smart, mentally tough, armed, and willing to use her handgun to defend her children. But this would have turned out badly had their been more than one predator invading her house. She ran out of ammo after just six rounds and was helpless at that point. Here’s the crux:

Radio host Lars Larson pointed out that while the woman acted heroically, had there been more than one intruder, she would have been in real danger because she wouldn’t have had enough bullets in that type of weapon to protect herself and her family. He said many people want a gun that is capable of holding more bullets, but “this is what the president’s plan will go after.”

“This president wants to take away people’s rights to own the appropriate tool to repel an invader or invaders into their houses,” Larson said.

Obama, Biden, and their lap dogs want limit law-abiding citizens to an arbitrary 10-round low-capacity magazine limit. That’s a likely death sentence when attacked by multiple violent predators. Would the police be happy with 10 rounds? And for all their great work, the police will be late to the game anyway.

Here’s Obama’s perfect world. Three men and a woman invaded a home in Gahanna, OH. They beat the husband and terrorized the wife while robbing them. Police arrived to take the victims’ report after that fact. Or in the worse case, there’s the 2007 Connecticut home invasion in which the husband was beaten beyond recognition, the wife and two young girls were raped and murdered – burned in their own home after a 7-hour nightmare. They were totally defenseless in virtually gun-free Connecticut, just like Obama wants – and just like the 20 children killed in Sandy Hook Elementary. Unprotected sitting ducks at the mercy of a homicidal psychopath. Only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun.

Think that I’m overstating the case? Here’s Obama stated position from 1996:

Just eight years earlier, in 1996, Obama answered “Yes” to a survey question asking whether he would support state legislation to “ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns.” The Obama 2008 presidential campaign claimed the form had been filled out by an aide who mischaracterized Obama’s position, even though Obama’s handwriting was found on survey.

Yep, just like when Obama says now that he supports the 2nd Amendment – he’s lying. Our founders vehemently disagreed, placing the 2nd Amendment equal to the 1st:

“That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms … ” — Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, at 86-87 (Pierce & Hale, eds., Boston, 1850)

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