What fidelcastro failed to mention is that the first income tax was only a temporary measure, for a few years, and then done. The permanent version came to us courtesy of Comrade Woodrow Wilson and his sidekick, Comrade "Colonel" Edward House, along with a carefully chosen quorum of quislings. Combined with the creation of the Federal Reserve, 1913 was the last year the US government showed a profit. As far as the subject matter goes, Obama has voted to ban private ownership of all handguns, ALL semiautomatic firearms of any description, and require federal registration and permits to own any of the few that are left unbanned. Of course he opposes concealed carry, if you can't own a handgun, you don't need a permit.