Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Barack Obama Is Against Concealed Handgun License Holders

Barack Obama is against concealed handguns and concealed handgun license holders. I don't make this charge without evidence. Mr. Obama, in an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, stated "I am not in favor of concealed weapons." and further stated "I think it creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations."

Never mind that statistics kept by States that issue Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHL) and by the Federal Government indicate Obama is wrong about an increase in shooting incidents. Politicians like Obama have always forecast gun fights in the streets everytime a State passes a CHL law and they never have come to pass.

The truth is that people have the right to defend themselves, their family, and property and according to Professor Gary Kleck they do so with their own guns 2.5 million times a year...usually without firing a shot (though sometimes it's necessary). And, many of these people are CHL holders. Here are some examples of people defending themselves and others that have made it into the news:

According to White County, Tenn., Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, a man was leaving a home he'd just burglarized when he encountered the homeowner, Keith Gurtley, on the front porch. The sheriff explained, "This burglar coming out of the house asked Mr. Gurtley, 'Can I help you?' and Mr. Gurtley said, "Yes, you're in my house, bud." That's when the intruder reached for the stolen pistol in his waistband. "Don't do it," Gurtley said, drawing his 9mm. When the suspect failed to comply, Gurtley, who holds a concealed-carry permit, shot and killed him. "I'm afraid that if Mr. Gurtley had not been armed, he would be the one dead," the sheriff said, adding he's seen an increase in residents with carry permits. "They're tired of having to be afraid of all the criminals out there." (Herald-Citizen, Cookeville, Tenn., 05/16/08)

When the burglar alarm woke Jon Sokol's wife, she figured her husband had yet again tripped it while fetching the newspaper. But Sokol was sleeping at her side. "I think there's somebody in the house," Sokol remembers his wife whispering. Despite his reluctance to believe his house had been invaded, Sokol walked to the stairs to investigate. Then he saw someone move. Quickly he went for his gun. "As I stepped around the corner, he hit me...right between the eyes. And I fired the gun. Down on the ground he went, and I insisted, in a not very nice way, that he not move. I held him at gunpoint until the police arrived." Police sat the intruder, who was armed with a knife, has a lengthy criminal record. (Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn., 05/02/08)

Eugene Johnson was away when burglars first struck his home, trashing it and stealing money. But he was home less than two weeks later when his wife heard someone kick in the back door. Johnson, who spent nearly three years in a North Korean P.O.W. camp, quickly go his pistol and intervened. The burglar said, "Don't move, I have a gun," Johnson recalls. "I said, 'Buddy, I've got a gun, too, and it's [aimed] right on you.' Things go quiet then." Police say the suspect had fled. "The home owner acted appropriately," said District Attorney David Freed. "Criminals who break into occupied homes assume the risk of being shot by the home owners." (The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa., 05/31/08)

Barack Obama's record is clear. He's anti gun, anti gun owner, anti Second Amendment, and doesn't believe you can be trusted to defend yourself with your own gun without going on a shooting rampage. He's not the man you want for President. Thankfully, CHL holders are usually voters.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Did Obama's Arrogance Trump His Intelligence?

Ok everybody, I've been a little lazy lately and haven't been writing very much. I guess I'm continuing that trend because what you will read below was not written by me. It was written by someone who admits he voted for Barack Hussein Obama in the California primary. If this guy is an Obama supporter he's not doing a great job of showing it. Enjoy.

By: Jack Deal

It was a masterful campaign right through to Texas. Just before Texas Obama admitted they had let up for a few days and could have perhaps won or closed the gap with a stronger finish.

This was to my recollection the first time Obama admitted his campaign had made a mistake. Up to that point it was by most accounts a masterful campaign; in fact, an almost perfect campaign.

But as we know now, that was the calm before the storm.

First came the Michelle Obama comments that she had never been proud to be an American until her husband ran for office. Whew. There's one that will come back before November.

The Swift Boat propaganda masterminds will somehow create an image of her being First Lady and trying to represent the country she is not so proud of. Whew.

Next came the very Rev. Wright or as he is now called the Rev. Wrong. Willie Brown, perhaps one of the most savvy Democrats and former Speaker of the California Assembly and Mayor of San Francisco, nailed it on the head.

Willie said the real pros when they make the decision to go for high office look all around themselves and clean up the rough spots anticipating the vetting process. Obama did not do that thinking he and his message were above all the pettiness. By the way, for those that aren't aware of it, Willie Brown is African American.

Obama's explanation of the Rev. Wright was OK for his supporters but insufficient for his detractors. Does Obama expect everyone to believe he sat in the good Reverend's church for 20 years and simply not hear Wright's anti-American rantings? Of course lots of folks do sleep through church...

But the real problem with the good Reverend is yet to come. The Swift Boat propaganda machine will bring up, as Vice President Dick Cheney said at the recent press convention, the prospect of the Rev. Wrong giving invocations at the White House. Whew. That won't play well in Peoria and a lot of other places.

And then there's the ex- terrorist and "English professor" William Ayres. He and wife Bernadette Dohrn are quite the darling couple and have a loyal following amongst the progressives at the University of Chicago where he is a "Distinguished Professor."

Obama said he was only eight when Ayres and company bombed the United States so what's the big deal? The big deal is just how will that play in Peoria and the odds are it won't play so well either.

It will play about as well as Obama's elitist statement that rednecks cling to their guns and religion because they are bitter about the economy and their government.

Whew. He may have been talking to the liberal progressives out here in California but his message will be relayed to every small town in the land.

Now it appears the clouds are gathering over what now increasingly appears to be a defective campaign. His explanations and complaints about rising above it all show either contempt or arrogance or both.

Many Americans take very seriously their President's loyalty, character and judgment, something the Obama campaign has vastly underestimated.

Arrogance is the only explanation.

Obama is a really smart guy and he likes entertaining others with his brilliance. He likes to "show off" and "wing it" and that's what gets him in trouble. Like a night club comedian he lives or dies off the audience's reaction; that's why he says things like small town folks are bitter and cling to their religion.

As a "typical white person" it's not really about Democrats like me, who really don't care what preachers say and don't pay attention to what clowns like William Ayres say.

It's my friends in the South and Midwest that are crying "foul." These folks are white, Reagan Democrats or Arnold Republicans. They are centrist, patriotic and by many experts the so-called swing vote.

For Obama they unfortunately don't forgive and forget and they are spreading the word.

By all accounts Obama is a very smart person and I voted for him in the California primary. His mistaken views of economics and proposals for an all powerful government would have been issues for the fall but now they will play second fiddle to his loyalty, character and judgment problems.

In an election the Democrats simply could not lose it appears it is now a real race and one we Democrats can definitely lose. And in the end it may well be Obama's arrogance that leads to his downfall.

Like Dick Morris said, the biggest problem we Democrats have may turn out to be that Obama is our party's nominee.

Author Resource: Jack Deal is the owner of JD Deal Online Marketing, Santa Cruz and Monterey, CA. Related articlesmay be found at and

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