It seems fair to say that any American citizen who cherishes the Second Amendment cannot – and should not – reelect Barack Obama later this year. Since entering public life, as his record demonstrates, the president has repeatedly and unequivocally supported controversial legislation as a way to limit the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. In his most recent book, for example, then-Senator Obama even asserted that keeping guns out of inner cities was a moral responsibility. Paradoxically, however, his efforts to undermine the Second Amendment and impose more stringent gun control laws are prompting U.S. citizens everywhere to purchase firearms. And according to Ammo.net, American firearms sales and concealed handgun permit applications this year have reached an all-time high since 2008.
And yet, despite the fact the firearms industry is ushering in an era of unprecedented prosperity, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is determined to derail President Obama’s reelection campaign. At CPAC earlier this month, the CEO of the NRA – Wayne LaPierre – had this to say about the current occupant of the White House.
"Lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment during his second term. We see the president's strategy crystal clear: Get re-elected and, with no more elections to worry about, get busy dismantling and destroying our firearms' freedom, erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights and excise it from the U.S. Constitution...When the sun goes down on election day Barack Obama will have America’s gun owners to thank for his defeat.”
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