GUN Open Letter To Sportsmen: ISRA (Obama on Guns)

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  1. 90free400e

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    my girlfriend sent me the official letter in .pdf If anybody wants it pm me

    here is a link
    http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/illinois-state-rifle-association-executive/story.aspx?guid={BDDE40AA-F62E-40ED-8F10-BF93012A473E}&dist=hppr

    CHICAGO, Oct 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The following is the text of an open letter to the nation's hunters and sportsmen issued today by Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson:
    Fellow Sportsman,
    Hello, my name is Rich Pearson and I have been active in the firearm rights movement for over 40 years. For the past 15 years, I have served in the Illinois state capitol as the chief lobbyist for the Illinois State Rifle Association.
    I lobbied Barack Obama extensively while he was an Illinois State Senator. As a result of that experience, I know Obama's attitudes toward guns and gun owners better than anyone. The truth be told, in all my years in the Capitol I have never met a legislator who harbors more contempt for the law-abiding firearm owner than does Barack Obama.
    Although Obama claims to be an advocate for the 2nd Amendment, his voting record in the Illinois Senate paints a very different picture. While a state senator, Obama voted for a bill that would ban nearly every hunting rifle, shotgun and target rifle owned by Illinois citizens. That same bill would authorize the state police to raid homes of gun owners to forcibly confiscate banned guns. Obama supported a bill that would shut down law-abiding firearm manufacturers including Springfield Armory, Armalite, Rock River Arms and Les Baer. Obama also voted for a bill that would prohibit law-abiding citizens from purchasing more than one gun per month.
    Without a doubt, Barack Obama has proven himself to be an enemy of the law abiding firearm owner. At the same time, Obama has proven himself to be a friend to the hardened criminal. While a state senator, Obama voted 4 times against legislation that would allow a homeowner to use a firearm in defense of home and family.
    Does Barack Obama still sound to you like a "friend" of the law-abiding gun owner?
    And speaking of friends, you can always tell a person by the company they keep. Obama counts among his friends the Rev. Michael Pfleger - a renegade Chicago priest who has openly called for the murder of gun shop owners and pro-gun legislators. Then there is his buddy Richard Daley, the mayor of Chicago who has declared that if it were up to him, nobody would be allowed to own a gun. And let's not forget Obama's pal George Soros - the guy who has pumped millions of dollars into the UN's international effort to disarm law-abiding citizens.
    Obama has shown that he is more than willing to use other people's money to fund his campaign to take your guns away from you. While a board member of the leftist Joyce Foundation, Barack Obama wrote checks for tens of millions of dollars to extremist gun control organizations such as the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and the Violence Policy Center.
    Does Barack Obama still sound to you like a "friend" of the law-abiding gun owner?
    By now, I'm sure that many of you have received mailings from an organization called "American Hunters and Shooters Association(AHSA)" talking about what a swell fellow Obama is and how he honors the 2nd Amendment and how you will never have to worry about Obama coming to take your guns. Let me make it perfectly clear - everything the AHSA says about Obama is pure hogwash. The AHSA is headed by a group of left-wing elitists who subscribe to the British view of hunting and shooting. That is, a state of affairs where hunting and shooting are reserved for the wealthy upper-crust who can afford guided hunts on exclusive private reserves. The AHSA is not your friend, never will be.
    In closing, I'd like to remind you that I'm a guy who has actually gone nose to nose with Obama on gun rights issues. The Obama I know cannot even begin to identify with this nation's outdoor traditions. The Obama I know sees you, the law abiding gun owner, as nothing but a low-class lummox who is easily swayed by the flash of a smile and a ration of rosy rhetoric. The Obama I know is a stony-faced liar who has honed his skill at getting what he wants - so long as people are willing to give it to him.
    That's the Barack Obama I know.
    The ISRA is the state's leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Founded in 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.
    WEB SITE: http://www.isra.org
    SOURCE Illinois State Rifle Association
     
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    That is change we just cant afford.
     
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    Cliff's: Obama will take our guns away.
     
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    IF it comes down to him winning and banning all guns, I would hope to expect the people to rise up against him. I'm sure most would be good sheeple to black jesus and give them right up.
     
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again; if anyone thinks Obama can take away anyone's guns in this country you're kidding yourself. The moment he even proposes the idea in office some redneck will blast him faster than you can even imagine. It will never be done.

    I like Obama for other ideas he has and am picking the lesser of two evils voting for him. I don't like his stance on guns but I know he can never do anything about it successfully so I can look past that.
     
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    democratic majority in the senate and he can appoint democrats to the supreme court.

    how is that not doing anything? :hsughno:
     
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    It would never get that far. Not saying it's impossible, but I just don't see it, sorry.
     
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    :ugh: if hes the president, nominating justices to the SC is one of the things he gets to do. and in a democratically controlled senate you think they wouldn't approve his selections?
     
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    wow, everything i already new
     
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    I know how the gubment works my friend. He can nominate Mickey Mouse to the Supreme Court if he wants, but that doesn't mean they'll be his puppets to carry out whatever he wants done. If he nominated a bunch of gun-hating folk to the Supreme Court and there was a chance that gun laws would be radically altered in this country, do you not think there would be some backlash from citizens, even if it was from the radical nutjobs who kill for their beliefs?
     
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    :ugh2: i dont even know how to respond to this.

    if someone does retire from the supreme court, BHO will appoint a democrat to the court, and they will vote for more gun control.

    and :wtf: about your backlach comment. what, do you think that every time someone disagrees with a court decision they kill the judge or whoever else was involved? its an ongoing game of tug-of-war. what would you do if some brady campaign supporter assassinated the current SC for their decision on heller?
     
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    LOL, it's late and I've been up all day. :o

    This country has a dedicated love for guns. For someone to just roll into office and radically alter gun laws and have it go through without any type of retaliation would make me lose faith in this country. If the whole country turned into a giant California, I wouldn't know where to live anymore.

    No, I am not saying someone will go ahead and shoot everyone in the SC but they would be getting hell from the NRA and other groups. And if someone did go off and kill someone for their views it wouldn't surprise me either, but it's not necessarily going to happen.
     
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    well no shit. tired or not you have to admit that violence/death is quite a bit different than lawsuits/letters.

    hopefully the heller decision will allow various cites to finish their lawsuits to be favorable with us (read: chicago and san francisco). this might give our side enough "oomph" in the right direction to prevent actual firearm bans.

    increased tax on ammo is a completely different story :hs: the next few weeks and subsequent 4 years will be very interesting.
     
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    Anyone who thinks a President could demand the surrender of guns you own is too far gone, but what he can do, and Obama has said he will attempt to do is make it cost prohibitive to own a weapon through taxes and use legislation to restrict what types of weapons you can own.

    If you don't think by the end of his 4yrs, there would be a new ban on semi-autos and taxes out the ass on ammo, you're delusionally blinded by all those retarded Hope/Change t-shirts. And if you don't think him being able to pick THREE Supreme Court Justices would damage this country irreparably, you're smoking some bomb ass shit.
     
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    that article didn't tell me anything i already didn't know
     
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    Where have you been living. Its already been done before!! Remember the last AWB. Clinton got it through Congress and it went into effect. There was no uprising, the US people allowed it to happen. And with Obama being even far more anti-gun than Clinton, and with all of Congress being Democratic, and with his ability to fuck with the SC if he has the opportunity, its a recipe for disaster.

    We love guns, but I'm sorry, there simply is not enough love to have an uprising against something like an AWB. You might get a few individual idiots that try to take matters into their own hands and all that will do is feed the fire for the antis.

    It CAN and WILL likely happen if he gets into office. To think otherwise is simply bein delusional.

    And if you're voting on the other issues, you might want to look at that closer too. He is not any better on taxes, domestic or international policy. He is going to fuck this country up beyond belief with his "plan." Do some research, he is VERY VERY dangerous for America at this time in almost all respects.

    McCain isnt my choice either, but its by FAR a lesser of two evils.
     

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