Friday, February 15, 2008

Same old, same old

I heard a commercial on the radio where Barack Obama tells you why you should vote for him. I stand for change, and America needs change. We need a return to common-sense government.

Call me cruel, but I find this woefully-underexperienced junior Illinois senator to be all talk. His comments, as exciting as they may be to Oprah Nation, are more recycled than aluminum.

I find B.O.'s position on gun control laughable. Talking today in Milwaukee about the recent shootings at Northern Illinois University, Obama first says that he supports individuals' rights to bear arms but then talks about "commonsense" gun laws and says he supports Washington D.C.'s ban on gun ownership. He says in the article: "The notion that somehow local jurisdictions can't initiate gun safety laws to deal with gang bangers and random shootings on the street isn't born out by our Constitution."

What is the point of a gun control law that's targeted at someone who breaks the law? For years, D.C. has been the murder capital of America--despite having some of the nation's strictest gun control laws.

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