Thursday, March 07, 2013
Despite Obama's statements since becoming President "I have said consistently that I believe that the Second Amendment is an individual right." Most people remain unconvinced. It is most likely that Obama's position on gun confiscation is much like his position on homosexual marriage. He ran as an opponent on this issue and after it was "safe" to pivot, he told claimed that his positon was evolving. This bit of bullshit convinced only the terminally stupid, but was unbelievable to both his supporters and opponents.
In his new book, At the Brink, economist and author John R. Lott Jr., assesses the presidency of Barack Obama and recalls conversations regarding gun laws they had while working at the University of Chicago.In Chapter Three, Mr. Lott discusses gun-control and takes the reader back to his time at the University of Chicago, where he and then-professor Barack Obama spoke on numerous occasions about guns in America."I don't believe people should be able to own guns," Obama told Lott one day at the University of Chicago Law School.Lott explains that he first met Obama shortly after completing his research on concealed handgun laws and crime."He did not come across as a moderate who wanted to bring people together," Lott writes.After he introduced himself to Obama, Lott suggested that they have lunch one day to discuss their views on guns. According to Lott, Obama "grimaced and turned away." That was the way many conversations with Obama ended, Lott says.Although the Law School was famous for the openness of its faculty and friendly engagement, Lott says, "Obama...preferred silent, scowling disdain to collegiality."
What makes Lott's claims believable is not only the fact that Obama's gun-grabber position is in line with the Left's position on guns, but he has Obama's manner exactly right.
Meanwhile, In Louisiana, a conservative backlash against gun control. It's easy to fool the glitterati (see Dennis Rodman in North Korea or any Hollywood celebrity on Hugo Chavez), but it's harder to fool the people in flyover country. They have a nose for lying charlatans.