Obama said 20 years ago he didn’t support Americans’ right to keep and bear arms
01/12/2016 / By usafeaturesmedia / Comments
Obama said 20 years ago he didn’t support Americans’ right to keep and bear arms

(Freedom.news) During a news conference earlier this week in which President Obama announced new executive gun control actions that are likely to be challenged in court, he told those gathered and the viewing television audience that he “supports the Second Amendment.”

“There’s this whole ritual I have to do. I believe in the Second Amendment, there written on paper, that guarantees the right to bear arms,” Obama said, as cited by CNN. “No matter how many times people try to twist my words around, I taught constitutional law. I know a little bit about this. I get it. But I also believe that we can find ways to reduce gun violence consistent with the Second Amendment.”

Further, as reported by The Hill:

Obama jabbed GOP politicians, including presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who say he doesn’t believe in the Constitution’s right to bear arms. 

“This is not a plot to take away everybody’s guns,” he said. “You pass a background check, you purchase a firearm.” 

Only, this president doesn’t believe in the Second Amendment, and doesn’t support Americans’ right to keep and bear arms, for any reason – and he said as much in 1996, according to renowned firearms policy researcher John Lott, in an interview on the Mark Levin Show Jan. 5.

Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, was a professor at the University of Chicago at the same time Obama was given a very part-time lecturing position there. He told Levin that shortly after Obama was appointed the two met and the future president immediately recognized Lott as a top firearms researcher.

“The very first time I met him…I went up, I introduced myself, he said, “Oh, you’re the gun guy,” Lott said. “I said, ‘well, I guess, so.’ And he turned to me and said, ‘I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.’”

Lott said he had heard that Obama was helping out the city of Chicago with its lawsuit against gun manufacturers – suits that went nowhere, by the way. Then he said he offered to get together with Obama “for lunch sometime and talk about it.”

“He just kind of looked at me, wrinkled his face, and turned his back on me and walked away,” Lott said. “That was the end of our first conversation.”

He added: “That’s the way many of our conversations went. I got the strong impression he didn’t just think I was wrong, he believed that somehow I was evil for having done the research that I had done.”



“So that’s about 20 years ago, and 20 years later he’s saying, ‘Look, I’ll go through this ritual I have to go through, I believe in the Second Amendment,’ and you’re saying, ‘Wait a minute, that’s not what you told me, you told me people shouldn’t own guns,’” Levin responded.

“Yeah, he said, not just that [Americans] shouldn’t own guns but that they shouldn’t be able to own them,” Lott said. “I interpreted it as saying they shouldn’t even have the choice of whether to be able to do it or not.”

Lott went onto say that all of the gun control measures that Obama has implemented throughout his tenure as president have only made it more difficult and expensive for Americans least able to afford self-defense to be able to obtain it.

He also noted that Obama’s University of Chicago lecturing post was very part-time – perhaps three hours a week – and did not involve any research or other in-depth academic study on the Constitution. He said he believes Obama’s onetime-policy czar, Cass Sustein, helped him land the post after Obama, as editor of the Harvard Law Review, assisted Sunstein with getting an article published.

Lott further noted that Obama, as editor, did not publish any original writing or conduct any academic studies.

You can listen to the Jan. 5 interview here [begin around 19:10].

See also:


The Hill

Mark Levin Show

Crime Research Center

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