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Obama Opposed Gun Ban Exception to Defend One’s Home

As a state senator in Illinois, President Obama opposed legislation providing an exception to handgun restrictions if the weapon was used in the defense of one’s home.

Obama’s vote would have maintained the status quo, which made it a violation of municipal gun ban law to use a firearm to save your own life in your own home. But the bill was passed anyway without his support.

The vote is a sign of how committed Obama may be to strict gun control measures.

The Illinois vote is hardly ancient history, having occurred in 2004 as Obama was running for election to the U.S. Senate. In opposing the measure, Obama lined up well to the left of the mainstream, as the Illinois Senate included 32 Democrats to 26 Republicans but approved the bill by an overwhelming margin and subsequently overrode a veto by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Obama did not participate in the veto override, which occurred in November 2004, likely after Obama had resigned his state Senate seat in order to prepare for his new role in the U.S. Senate.

The Illinois legislation was passed after a man who shot a burglar in his home was fined $750 by his town for disobeying its handgun ban. The absurdity and injustice of the situation doesn’t seem to have made much of an impression on Obama.

Just eight years earlier, in 1996, Obama answered “Yes” to a survey question asking whether he would support state legislation to “ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns.” The Obama 2008 presidential campaign claimed the form had been filled out by an aide who mischaracterized Obama’s position, even though Obama’s handwriting was found on survey.

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525 Responses to Obama Opposed Gun Ban Exception to Defend One’s Home

  1. Will anybody have the guts to discuss the real problem?
    Guess which single group the 2011 FBI crime statistics say are responsible responsible for:
    55.6% of all Robbery
    49.7% of Murders
    33.6% of all Aggravated Assaults
    32.9% of Forcible Rapes
    This group is only 13% of the total US population

    If your guess was French Canadians, no it’s blacks.
    Blacks are only 13% of the total US population, see any pattern here, or is that racist??

  2. Obama would rather Americans be killed than allowed to protect themselves, yet the POS signed a bill to protect himself with arms SS men for life.

  3. Well if that was really the case I would be dead at this moment in time. I was the victim of a home invasion and had I not had my gun for my personal defense the guy would have bludgeoned me to death just like he did the guy he killed several weeks later after the DA turned him loose.

    • Worse than that, Preezy Revenge grants you the right to be murdered by an unconstitutionally amnetized illegal alien (aka dreamer) who got his “assault rifle” from the Zetas. The same Zetas who got their “assault rifles” from Eric “The Red” Holder’s Operation Fast and Furious. Traitors, one and all…

  4. That’s the funny thing about so called liberals, or as I call them, social fascists; oh you have no right to defend yourself, your property, your life or your family but you keep your hands OFF their property. Typical liberals, their rights must not be infringed, yours on the other hand are not deserved therefore you have none.

    That odumbo the empty suited race baiting charlatan is a liar and doesn’t care one bit for the will of the people nor the Constitution is not surprising, that the msm would destroy their own credibility and personal integrity, that they would deceive, misinform or lie by omission on his behalf to the detriment of their profession as a whole is! He would not be able to get away with what he does if they did not cover for him, lie about it or ignore it altogether.
    We the people must bring the msm (abc/cbs/nbc/nyt/cnn et al) to their knees and make them pay for their ‘treasonous’ breach of the public trust. They are responsible for the division, they are responsible for things having gotten so bad in Congress nothing is done because dems are not held accountable to the people for anything they do or say or refuse to do – the msm has scantly mentioned that reid has ignored the law for 4 straight years not passing a budget, could you imagine the howl if mcconnel refused to produce a budget?? The msm and the unethical, integrity challenged unprofessional lice portraying journalists are more dangerous to the future of the nation and liberty of the American people than barry ever will be!

    There’s a fundamental difference between the roughly 25% of the population that is liberal and the rest of us; they refuse to believe any fact that doesn’t strictly conform to their narrow minded intolerance and justify lies and deceit under the guise of doing the ‘right’ thing (which coincidentally is rarely what the majority of Americans agree is ‘right’). The rest of us (the 50% conservative and 25% moderate) want the ACTUAL FACTS, the real story.

  5. Obama is for anything that will benefit him, as long as he does not have to pay for it. He is against people taking care of themselves and wants everyone dependent upon the government from cradle to grave and then, with the death tax, even after that.

  6. Dear friends, I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by February 08, 2013, the White House will review it and respond! We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response. You can view and sign the petition here: Here’s some more information about this petition: Pledge not to use an Executive Order to restrict the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding Citizens. This is a petition to prevent the Obama Administration from issuing Executive Orders restricting the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding citizens. The Second Amendment provides protection for every other Amendment in the Bill of Rights, as well as citizen rights outlined in the Constitution. The intent and limitations of the Second Amendment have been addressed by the United States Supreme Court case of the District of Columbia versus Heller in 2007. The Supreme Court acknowledged that the Second Amendment protects weapons ‘typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes’. Guns commonly used for hunting, target shooting, self defense, and protection from a tyrannical government are exempted from any further restrictions already in place.

  7. Politicians do one thing very well; LIE. It is the only thing you can believe from them. They always forget, they are our servants, not the other way around. Executive orders on this issue will not be valid. They do not override the Constitution in any way. Ignore it.

  8. As a prima donna, a megalomaniac, and a narcissist, Obummer wants absolute control over our lives. We are to be completely behold to him for our sustenance and our safety. To him, any end justifies the means, so even though he lies through the skin of his teeth, in his eyes it is alright.

  9. Any Obamarrhoids figured out yet that not only is he not a savior but that he’s just a DemoRegressive on steroids (absolute political opportunist)? All the “groups” Dems typically use to play their divide-and-conquer politics are now three-day-old fish. New boss, sos.

    Be ashamed, emos (Hope!! Change!!). Style will never be a sub for substance.

  10. Did you notice who introduced the lifetime SS protection for Obama – it was Trey Gowdy and it passed on voice vote. I thought Gowdy was one of the good guys. The new conservative fiscal reformers who were going to prevent wasting tax dollars. Obama will be 50 when he “retires”. At just $10 million per year for Secret Service houses next to Obamas houses, travel, hotel, auto expense, salaries, vacation pay, cell phone bills, dry cleaning, meals, etc. that means taxpayers will be on the hook for another $400 Million dollars assuming a life expectancy for Obama of 90 years of age. I called Gowdys office and got some BS answer that he did it to protect President Bush. We could have raised the money privately for Bush’s protection if he was really worried. But isn’t Bush from Texas where everyone drives a pickup truck with a gun rack.? So he’s ok. And Obama being from Chicago probably has a few guns of his own or buds like Farakhan and the gang that will watch over him. Now my kids and grand kids will still be paying for Obama, 40 or even 50 years from now. Knowing him he would be just spiteful enough to live to 120 so he can claim the title of The oldest living President.

  11. I wonder what he would do if a someone broke into his own home intent on doing him or his family harm …OH WAIT, that’s right, that will NEVER be his problem. He just signed a law giving himself Secret Service protection for life. That way he’ll never have to give up his safety and still be able to live by his alleged principals. Let us all eat cake.

  12. He opposed this yet is such a coward he has armed guards 24/7? Yeah, he ought to be afraid for all the BS he’s pulled on the American people. The worst lying hypocrite ever!

  13. I say, let the U. S. House of Representatives vote on a bill to strip Obama of all armed Secret Service protection for the rest of his tem of office.

  14. How did this idiot ever get through Havard. He lies openly and comptentiously. I cannot watch him or listen to him, Happy hart attack to him.

      • No, Harvard people knew him. COLUMBIA is where no one knew the creep except the guy he was in Pakistan with for a year (not the 3 months like he says.) 400 people interviewed at Columbia and only one or two claimed to know him. He most likely signed up for Columbia (affirmative action pass) and took classes that any schmoe can sign up for a fee – we know a Muslim kingpin gave Harvard a glowing recommendation. Zero most likely cut most Columbia classes and sold drugs to support himself.

  15. All this is to keep you frrom looking at your pay check. Notice anything? There was a clif and all of us under 6 digitd fell off it. More to come. …….. They stoped nothing .

  16. Talks like John F. Kennedy, lies like Richard Nixon……………I am not a crook,…no but you are a liar!!….Straighten up and fly right Obama.

  17. Pity none of this information was available prior to the first election. And he dares to compare himself to Lincoln. The obamination isn’t as good as what Lincoln left in the outhouse!

  18. OBama Just ripped a page out of Anti GUN Ex Chicago Mayor Dailey who when leaving Office had the Stupid people of Chicago give Him armed security for Life!! Neither ‘s Worthless Hypocritical life is as prescious as ANY honest person in this country who they want to deny self defense but now have PAY for Theirs..May they Both live short and die hard!!

    • Dont make a marter out of him. The Dems and libs would go bonkers on that. I say empeachment or hold a special election, make him a discrace and reverse every thing hes done. Wait only things he did was a failure Obamacare. Oh and spend us into Bankrupcy.

  19. This is wrong. As they say guns dont kill, people do. It isnt right that the government can pick and choose for us. The white house needs to be cleaned out and start fresh. that means everyone!!!!!

  20. In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929-1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915-1917, 1.5 millions Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Germany established gun control in 1938 and, from 1939-1945, 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

    China established gun control in 1935. From 1948-1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964-1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971-1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

    Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975-1977, 1 million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th century because of gun control: 56 million.

    Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and
    gun-control laws adversely affect only law-abiding citizens. With guns, we are citizens. Without them, we are subjects.

    During World War II, the Japanese decided not to invade America, because they knew most Americans were armed. Switzerland issues every household a gun. Switzerland’s government trains every adult they issue a rifle. Switzerland has the lowest gun-related crime rate of any civilized country in the world.

    You’re not imagining it. History shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people.


  21. From The Obama Timeline:

    While serving as director of the Joyce Foundation board (1994–2001), Obama distributed millions of dollars to gun control organizations like the Council Against Handguns and the Violence Policy Center. Between 1994 and 2001, the Joyce Foundation gave $18.6 million to about 80 anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment projects, including $1.5 million to the Violence Policy Center. The Joyce Foundation is closely linked to the Soros Open Society Institute, which advocates a worldwide ban on civilian firearm ownership.

    As an Illinois State Senator, Obama voted against a bill that specifically allowed homeowners the right to use a gun in self-defense during a home invasion. He proposed increasing Illinois firearm and ammunition excise taxes from 11 to 66 per cent, thus raising a $55 tax on a $500 rifle to $330. Obama voted for a bill that would ban almost all hunting rifles, shotguns, and target rifles. The bill would also have authorized the Illinois State Police to raid homes and forcibly confiscate banned guns.

    Obama voted for a bill that would have shut down all Illinois firearm-manufacturing businesses, such as Springfield Armory, Armalite, Rock River Arms, and Les Baer. Obama voted for a bill prohibiting Illinois citizens from purchasing more than one gun per month. He voted for a bill that would have banned most single-shot and double-barreled shotguns as ‘semi-automatic assault weapons’ even though they are not, along with hundreds of models of rifles and handguns. Had the bill had passed, Illinois residents would have had 90 days to turn in their guns or face felony charges.

    During his Illinois Senate career Obama voted four times against legislation that would allow a homeowner to use a firearm in defense of his home and family. Obama proposed legislation prohibiting gun stores from operating within five miles of a school or a park. Inasmuch as most communities have schools and parks scattered widely throughout their areas, the legislation would effectively ban gun stores unless they re-locate far from population centers.

  22. He orders armed protection for him and his family but the rest of us get less Civil Rights and privileges than Obama himself. And all this time you thought Liberals were egalitarian !

  23. Obama’s mom and grandparents were all proponents of Socialism (Communism-lite) and, as stated in his own autobiography, he idolized his Marxist professors and Saul Alinsky (google him). Why would anyone be surprised that Obama is a neoCommunist??….

  24. Oh, but he won’t take our guns! He just wants to ban assault weapons! Listen, this would-be dictator would strip away everything down to your pellet gun if given the chance. That way, when he confiscates your bank deposits and redistributes them to a welfare queen with an Obama phone you won’t be able to say a word. You will have to be “reeducated” in a nearby camp, complete with barbed wire fencing and striped pajamas for the internees. Lots of loudspeakers, giant posters of Chairman Barack and armed guards (some of whom might be carrying your old assault rifle).