hoplophobes say, so you don't have to sit through this crap.
Senator Clinton, when you ran for the Senate in 2000, you said that everyone who wishes to purchase a gun should have a license, and that every handgun sale or transfer should be registered in a national registry. Will you try to implement such a plan?
CLINTON: Well, I am against illegal guns, and illegal guns are the cause of so much death and injury in our country. I also am a political realist and I understand that the political winds are very powerful against doing enough to try to get guns off the street, get them out of the hands of young people.
And we need to enforce the laws that we have on the books. I would also work to reinstate the assault weapons ban. We now have, once again, police deaths going up around the country, and in large measure because bad guys now have assault weapons again. We stopped it for awhile. Now they’re back on the streets.
Lie, bullshit, etc. What else would we expect from Clinton?
RUSSERT: Senator Obama, when you were in the state senate, you talked about licensing and registering gun owners. Would you do that as president?
OBAMA: I don’t think that we can get that done. But what I do think we can do is to provide just some common-sense enforcement. One good example — this is consistently blocked — the efforts by law enforcement to obtain the information required to trace back guns that have been used in crimes to unscrupulous gun dealers.
That’s not something that the NRA has allowed to get through Congress. And, as president, I intend to make it happen.
No mention, of course, that law enforcement agencies were against the measure he speaks of(Uncle and Kevin, among others, have covered that); much better to blame the NRA for not 'caring about the victims', etc. Along with the obligatory
And it is very important for many Americans to be able to hunt, fish, take their kids out, teach them how to shoot.
And from Edwards:
...And I think it is enormously important to protect people’s Second Amendment rights.
I don’t believe that means you need an AK-47 to hunt. And I think the assault weapons ban, which Hillary spoke about just a minute ago, as president of the United States I’ll do everything in my power to reinstate it. But I do think we need a president who understands the sportsmen, hunters who use their guns for lawful purposes have a right to have their Second Amendment rights looked after.
As Jeff says, "Well thank you very much but I think I have the right to decide for myself what I’ll hunt or sport shoot with."
And all these clowns, as noted above, are being very careful to talk about the rights of 'hunters and sportsmen' as their way of dumping the real core of the 2nd.