A gentleman who had expressed concern about the newly-elected President’s stance on the Second Amendment. The writer, a sportsman and conservationist, asks of Obama:
“…I’m a strong supporter of gun safety and mandatory hunter education lessons…We (sportsmen) already almost entirely support wildlife conservation, through present hunting license fees, taxes, waterfowl stamps, habitat stamps…If you make hunting ammo/guns so expensive that we cannot afford to hunt…where will the funds for wildlife come from?…Are these (legally bought sporting guns and ammo) a primary contributor in the majority of crimes?…Are we law abiding Sportsmen going to have to pay the price for another problem? I only hope that prior to your making decisions on bans, excise taxes, laws, etc. that you look at the facts proven historically by other countries’ attempts to control gun violence. Most recently…Australia imposed a ban/surrender law forcing individuals to give up their firearms, which the Government then destroyed….The Results? Within 1 years’ time, homicides up 3.2%, assaults up 8.6%…homicides with firearms are now up 300%! Can you please put my mind at ease…“.
Obama responds , in full:
“I believe in the 2nd Amendment, and the rights of Sportsmen like you. Period. Sincerely Barack Obama“.
- If you want to own that piece of history, it’s up for auction – HERE Yikes, it’s expected to fetch $8000 – $10000!
It’s funny how everyone (myself included) was so worried he would screw around with a lot of gun laws… but it turns out Obama = best gun salesman ever.
There has been a few positive gun related comments from him. One that sticks in my mind is when he told the Texas Christian University’s national championship rifle team that he practiced shooting with the Secret Service. I wonder if he ever shoots for fun with them?