At least that’s what Barack Obama says:
But the campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said that he “…believes that we can recognize and respect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and the right of local communities to enact common sense laws to combat violence and save lives. Obama believes the D.C. handgun law is constitutional.”
Obama need to learn two things here: One, local governments don’t have rights, they have powers. People have rights. One would presume to ask whether we think it’s appropriate for the federal government to give up protecting the free speech rights of Americans in favor of local regulation.
Two, the rest of the country isn’t Chicago. Outside of the reality distortion field that emanates from the windy city, believing in a total prohibition on firearms is way outside mainstream viewpoints.
This is a big part of why I think you can stick a fork in Obama.Â Bill Richardson give a lot more to Hillary as a VP pick than Obama, andÂ I expect she’ll make that choice.Â Obama offers Hillary nothing at this point, because he’s a caricature of a lot of ideas that make people uncomfortable about Hillary.Â Richardson might help Hillary take a few more states than she otherwise would.