Tuesday, September 23, 2008

on Gun Nuts tonight...

Ahab and I will be investigating the lies the Obama campaign have been spreading about his stance on guns and the Second Amendment, his ties to astroturf smear campaigns, and his background in dirty Chicago politics. As always, we're welcoming callers!

Remember to tune in during our new timeslot at 9PM!


jdege said...

factcheck.org says the NRA is lying.

Who is factcheck.org?


>> We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. <<

>> The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels. <<

Given Annenberg's connections with Obama (remember who was funding his and Bill Ayre's efforts to indoctrinate Chicago school children?) the idea that anyone would consider them to be "nonpartisan" is ludicrous.

As for Obama, I judge him by what he said:


>> Each candidate supported closing loopholes that allow gun shows to sell weapons to unauthorized buyers. Each also advocated the renewal of a federal ban on the sale of assault weapons, which expires in September.

Obama, however, called for a host of new gun-control measures: strengthening the assault-weapons ban to include high-capacity clips made prior to 1994; holding parents criminally responsible for children who injure someone with a gun found in the home; placing trigger locks on all guns; and allowing gun buyers to purchase only one weapon per month.

Hynes advocated increasing penalties for crimes committed with a gun, and Hull would increase funding to update technology that provides instant background checks on gun buyers.

All of the candidates, except Hynes, said they opposed allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons. Hynes and Chico said states, not the federal government, should regulate the matter.

"I consider this an issue for the states to decide, not the federal government," Chico said.

Obama disagreed. He backed federal legislation that would ban citizens from carrying weapons, except for law enforcement. He cited Texas as an example of a place where a law allowing people to carry weapons has "malfunctioned" because hundreds of people granted licenses had prior convictions.

"National legislation will prevent other states' flawed concealed-weapons laws from threatening the safety of Illinois residents," Obama said. <<

dr mac said...

Just to let you know. I tried logging on to "chat" and after 20 minutes of missing your program finally gave up and went to bed.

The "technos" need to make this more user friendly otherwise you'll lose your audience for other than political views.