March 21, 2011

Lott: Setting the Record Straight on Obama’s Gun Control Policies

( -- John R. Lott, Jr. contradicts the fiction of President Obama's assertion that his administration "has not curtailed the rights of gun owners, it has expanded them, including allowing people to carry their guns in national parks and wildlife refuges.” Writing on, Lott says:

The Obama administration has been a consistent opponent of gun ownership. It has enacted a ban on the importation of semiautomatic guns because: “The U.S. insisted that imports of the aging rifles could cause problems such as firearm accidents.” They have also imposed much more extensive reporting requirements on sales of long guns.

There is also the Obama administration’s push for the U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty and its continual inaccurate statements about the source of Mexico’s crime guns.

John R. Lott., Jr.

In addition, President Obama’s appointments to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, are adamantly against any protection for individual ownership of guns. If one of the five justices in the majority of the Heller or McDonald cases were to die or retire, not only would further gains be prevented, but even those two precedents would be threatened.

To see the entire Lott article at, including links to sources, click here.

Comments (9)

Obama can be TRUSTED. TRUSTED to an opponent of the second amendment and citizen who are legal gun owners

Posted by: Ralph De La Huerta | April 4, 2011 11:30 AM    Report this comment

Obama may be a joke but Sotomayer and Kagan are not. The personal freedoms like gun ownership are getting more precious by the minute.

Posted by: Sharps | March 27, 2011 12:10 AM    Report this comment

In the 20s we banned booze and wound up with national organized crime, moonshiners (which did give rise to NASCAR), bathtub gin and a real tired rattlesnake in Texas kept by a doctor to provide an excuse for medical alcohol use. We also wound up with a general disrespect for the law. We are like that. If something is silly and stupid, even an enacted law, we tend to ignore it. I think Gav's prediction is right on the money. My major argument against submachine guns now is their cost in ammo, short range and general inaccuracy in untrained hands.

Posted by: Visigoth52 | March 25, 2011 2:38 AM    Report this comment

Interesting view Gav.......... Soooooo, in an anti's gun-hating utopia, it might actually be a whole lot easier and less expensive to buy a machinegun!

Posted by: PVB | March 24, 2011 8:56 PM    Report this comment

Thumbs up, Bruce K. Every single country on this planet with an industrial base makes guns. Every single country on this planet without a gun factory imports guns. Guns are smuggled throughout the world in much greater volume than drugs, gems, gold, ancient art, and liquor put together. Where ever there's a market, there are smugglers.

If the US suddenly ordered all gun factories closed and all guns destroyed, how long would it be before fully-automatic machine pistols appeared on the black market? Not very damn long at all. Why obey fiddly, meaningless import rules when the penalty for possession of a target rifle or pistol is the same as for a full-auto STEN gun? What will they do to stop people with a high-school education in machine shop technology and access to lathes, mills, and drill presses from making their own simple STEN guns? Ban steel?

That's the trouble with anti-gunners. Their rigid, emotion-based ideology completely blinds them to the unintended consequences of their actions.


Posted by: Lee W | March 24, 2011 5:31 PM    Report this comment

Mexico. Do they have a handgun industry there that could supply the needs of honest citizens?

If so, I missed it.....but the USA does and I have to think millions of law abiding Mexicans want and need firearms for protection against the drug cartel thugs. So I am not surprised when US firearms show up there.

Posted by: BRUCE K | March 24, 2011 3:18 PM    Report this comment

I have found you can always tell when Obama is lying, His lips move. Soros hasn't learned how to get his puppet to talk without doing so.


Posted by: olderndirtcop | March 24, 2011 2:19 PM    Report this comment

Beware the man who would disarm you by peaceful means. He'll no longer have to pick your pocket, but merely demand you empty it out yourself.

Posted by: david b | March 24, 2011 10:57 AM    Report this comment

Beware of the wolf in sheep's clothes.

Posted by: Robert J | March 24, 2011 10:40 AM    Report this comment

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