Barack Obama tells us he supports Second Amendment gun rights.
But then, he's also told us domestic terrorist Bill Ayers was just "a guy in my neighborhood"...before he told us he didn't know about Ayers' terrorist past...before he told us he thought Ayers had been "rehabilitated."
Like he also told us the cutoff for his middle-class-lovin', rich-folks-hatin' tax cuts was at $250,000...before we started hearing that cutoff drop to $200,000...then $150,000.
Like we heard in the presidential debates that Obama opposes "gay marriage"...while his campaign website says he plans to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military, and push pro-homosexual "hate crime" legislation, and his wife Michelle says they're going to push homosexual adoptions.
So, Obama supports gun rights? That's not what he told author John Lott.
Free Republic has a transcript of an interview of Lott by Dave Bose when Bose was substituting on the Michael Medved Show.
John Lott: We were both at the University of Chicago. I was first in the business school and then I taught in the law school and I was there for like, five years. He was a lecturer there and – I don’t know – there were probably a couple of dozen times or whatever that we exchanged words. I saw him at a couple of seminars. I ran into and talked to people that were nearby him. One of the things though, is that the conversations all tended to be extremely short when I was involved with him.
John Lott: The first time I met him, I went over and introduced myself. He said, “Oh, you’re the gun guy.”
John Lott: And I said, “Yeah, I guess so.”
John Lott: And he said, “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.”
And Lott reiterates Obama's statement:
John Lott: Yeah, that he said, “I do not believe people should be able to own guns.”
Dave Bose: Okay
John Lott: I mean, if you just take the gun issue for a second, here’s a guy that when the supreme court decision came down at the end of June, said that the Supreme Court was merely confirming his own position on guns, that he believed that it was an individual right, that he always believed that it was, and that he apparently opposed the DC gun ban.
John Lott: The problem is you can find him making numerous statements prior to the Supreme Court decision where he said that he supported the DC gun ban. There are interviews that he did before the so-called Potomac Primaries in the spring, involving Maryland, Virginia, and DC, where he was interviewed on TV about that and he said quite firmly and emphatically that he was in favor of the ban. You have statements in the Chicago Tribune last fall.
John Lott: But overall, Obama has, there’s no doubt that he’s the most anti-gun presidential candidate that’s ever been nominated. In 1996 there was a candidate issue statement when he was first running for the state senate saying that he supported a ban on handguns. In 1998 there was a similar candidate statement saying that he supported a ban on semi-automatic guns. He supported legislation that would ban the sale of guns within five miles of any school or park, essentially banning virtually guns from being sold any place in virtually all of the states in the United States. There’s many other types of similar statements that one could go through on that.
What it really boils down to is that Obama knows he's way too liberal for most Americans, so he has to "revise" history a little bit so you'll think he won't threaten your Second Amendment freedom.
With a track record on honesty and forthrightness like Obama's, are you ready to trust him with the Second Amendment?