Obama on Concealed Carry

No one ever accused Obama of being a smart politican.  A talented orator yes, but he makes amaturish mistakes.  This is one of them:

“I am not in favor of concealed weapons,” Obama said. “I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.”

It should be noted this is a state that issues more than 600,000 concealed carry permits, with Allegheny County, which contains Pittsburgh, issuing more licenses than any other issuing authority anywhere in the country.  This area is also pretty heavily Democratic, but this is the part of the state that elects pro-gun Democrats.  Hillary didn’t fare much better:

“I … think we should reinstate the assault weapons ban (that expired in 2004) in order to give our police officers a fighting chance against the criminals on the street with these military-style assault weapons,” Clinton said Tuesday.

The assault weapons issue hasn’t come up in our state since the early 90s, and we defeated it. Even the anti-gun people here in Pennsylvania consider it politically unachievable. The candidates saving grace will be that they both suck pretty equally on gun rights, which I can only hope will make many of the pro-gun Democrats that reside in Pennsylvania cross the aisle and vote for John McCain.

UPDATE: Gun Law News has more.

5 Responses to “Obama on Concealed Carry”

  1. kaveman308 says:

    Someone should ask Obama if his Secret Service security detail carries concealed weapons. Then ask him why.

    As far as Hillary goes, she’s just a lying bitch, no surprise there.

  2. Wyatt Earp says:

    Sadly, I think PA Dems’ love for partisanship trumps their love of their firearms.

  3. Alcibiades McZombie says:

    I think they should be referred to as “pseudo-military non-assault weapons” from now on.

  4. Carl in Chicago says:

    How many valid carry licenses in the entire USA? Perhaps 5 million? Perhaps more?

    This could carry some serious consequences for Mr. Obama…..even though the majority carry licensees would not likely vote for him anyway. But as carry licensees go….they are for the vast majority very responsible, and I am sure that voter turnout among CCW holders is very, very high.

    I like that.

  5. Peter says:

    You would think that Obama could come up with something a little better than the tired old “blood in the streets” argument. Come to think of it, there really isn’t a better argument…
    I am a little glad to see both of them show their true stripes on RKBA, instead of lame stories about shooting a duck and coming from a state where there are a lot of hunters.
    Hopefully more people hear about this, and realize that these two are the same old gun ban liberals.