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In bowling, it’s called a ten-bagger. When you bowl ten strikes in a row. Our Commander-In-Chief is knocking down the pins too, but these pins are our constitutional rights.

From the First to the Tenth, President Obama has targeted each of the Bill of Rights. Some rights are simply more difficult to infringe upon, but darnit, he’s giving it the ol’ college try.

So every day, we’ll highlight each of the first Ten Amendments to our Constitution and Barack Obama’s attempts to knock them down, like bowling pins. Today, the Second Amendment:

Second Amendment

• A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

I’m not going to go into all the ways President Obama is undermining – and attempting to undermine your Second Amendment Rights. You can look them up, we all know them by now. There are almost 80,000 folks in Indianapolis right now who can tell you.

Instead, I want to focus on how irritatingly hypocritical Obama’s Administration has been on this issue.

Lest we forget President Obama’s relationship with the Second Amendment, let’s go back to his first run for office in the Illinois State Senate, way back in 1996. In a questionnaire for the Independent Voters of Illinois, then-candidate Obama checked “yes” on the following question:

“Do you support state legislation to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns?”

This is perhaps the most extreme anti-gun a person could take. It’s a declarative statement that this candidate is defiantly pro- gun control. That’s fine. Had I been a resident of his district, I would have appreciated his honesty. (He later claimed that a staffer filled out that form, which was widely debunked. Oops. Liar.)

In November 2007, while running for President, Obama told the Chicao ABC affiliate – without nuance – he supported the DC gun ban. (watch the video at 13 seconds, where the reporter says “You support the DC handgun ban,” and Obama says “right,” and nods his head. Great. I’m glad he’s taking a position on an issue. No mealy-mouthed response there. (He later claimed he liked the Heller decision. Oops. Liar.)

This why asking most liberals to defend their opposition to the Second Amendment is like eating Oreos while brushing your teeth: It’s impossible. Frankly, you have to admire people who advocate repealing the Second Amendment because at least they’re taking a position at all.





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