While Obama definitely wants to lead us down a road to when the government will take all our guns, I would like to point to an article, John McCain’s Gun Control Problem, at the Gun Owners of America that explains that McCain hasn’t practiced a good gun agenda either. A couple of quotes that are important to consider:
“We owe it to our children to be responsible by keeping our guns locked up,” McCain told viewers.
Economist and author John Lott, Jr., noted, “No mention was ever made by McCain about using guns for self-defense or that gunlocks might make it difficult to stop intruders who break into your home. And research indicates that McCain’s push for gunlocks is far more likely to lead to more deaths than it saves.”
And then they use a new angle to fight our freedoms:
Pro-gun allies in Congress who were holding off gun show legislation — which would at best register gun owners and at worst close down the shows entirely — were angered when McCain teamed up with Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and introduced a “compromise” bill to give the issue momentum.
“There is a lot of frustration. He has got his own agenda,” one Republican Senator told Roll Call.
After September 11, 2001, McKelvey and McCain, now joined by Lieberman, had a new angle to push gun control.
“Terrorists are exploiting the gun show loophole,” AGS ads hyped. McCain and Lieberman hit the airwaves again in a series of radio and TV spots, thanks to McKelvey’s multi-million dollar investment.
And they end with:
John McCain tried running for president in 2000 as an anti-gunner. This year it appears he is seeking to “come home” to the pro-gun community, but the wounds are deep and memories long.