Obama Has Always Been Against Gun Ownership

In his new book At the Brink, well known author and economist John R. Lott Jr. recounts a conversation with Obama at the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Obama, who was a lecturer at the time, told Lott "I don't believe people should be able to own guns." Also Lott writes: Despite his assurance to Fox News that he understands the Second Amendment, it's a good bet that the positions Obama took on guns during his time at Chicago reveal his true convictions. Lott's latest revelation brings to mind the President's early days as a director of the Joyce Foundation.  According to National Review, during Obama's tenure there from 1994-2002, Joyce donated $15 million to the Violence Policy Center, an organization which called itself "the most aggressive group in the gun control movement." By 2001 Joyce also gave over a million dollars to the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. One of the Center's main arguments centered on guns...(Read Full Post)