At first I thought this was satire...
But I think he's serious. With friends like this, Obama needs no enemies.
NRA is "smearing" him as antigun, when actually he only favors registration, waiting periods, training requirements, ban on guns that are too cheap, one gun a month, ban on State CCW permits, no gun shop within five miles of a school, AW ban, and a few other trifles. Okay.
UPDATE in light of comment. I love a debate. Attached in extended remarks is the NRA statement. It seems to me that the blog post agrees that he did about 2/3 of the items it alleges. What of the remaining 1/3 can be denied? Or is the argument that the NRA post is accurate, it's just that these are all good things?
In which event, isn't this a little like arguing that ACLU has "smeared" Candidate Smith by truthfully saying he is anti free speech, just because he supports requiring a permit, with education requirements, before a person may criticize the government, imprisoning anyone who "falsely accuses a government official of misconduct," outlawing "speech that offends anyone without reasonable cause," etc., because the person expressing this view thinks that no one should criticize the government without knowing its business, or make false statements, or should offend others without cause? While I personally would subscribe to that code of conduct, I would (1) immediately vote against any candidate who advocated it as a legal code and (2) consider any such criticism to be no "smear," but rather a statement of truth and a benefical warning that the candidate was unworthy of my vote. A candidate who will not trust me to speak freely, or to own a 20 round magazine, is unworthy of my own trust in high office.
FACT: Barack Obama voted to allow reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt
the firearms industry.
FACT: Barack Obama wants to re-impose the failed and discredited Clinton
FACT: Barack Obama voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly
used for hunting and sport shooting.
FACT: Barack Obama has endorsed a complete ban on handgun ownership.
FACT: Barack Obama supports local gun bans in Chicago, Washington, D.C.,
and other cities.
FACT: Barack Obama voted to uphold local gun bans and the criminal
prosecution of people who use firearms in self-defense.
FACT: Barack Obama supports requiring law-abiding gun owners to register
FACT: Barack Obama refused to sign a friend-of-the-court brief in
support of individual Second Amendment rights in the Heller case.
FACT: Barack Obama wants to eliminate your Right to Carry.
FACT: Barack Obama was a member of the Board of Directors of the Joyce
Foundation, the leading source of funds for anti-gun organizations and
FACT: Barack Obama supported a proposal to ban gun stores within 5 miles
of a school or park, which would eliminate almost every gun store in
FACT: Barack Obama voted not to notify gun owners when the state of
Illinois did records searches on them.
FACT: Barack Obama voted against a measure to lower the Firearms Owners
Identification card age minimum from 21 to 18, a measure designed to
assist young people in the military.
FACT: Barack Obama favors a ban on standard capacity magazines.
FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory micro-stamping.
FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory waiting periods.
FACT: Barack Obama supports repeal of the Tiahrt Amendment, which
prohibits information on gun traces collected by the BATFE from being
used in reckless lawsuits against firearm dealers and manufacturers.
FACT: Barack Obama supports "one-gun-a-month" sales restrictions.
FACT: Barack Obama supports a ban on inexpensive handguns.
FACT: Barack Obama supports a ban on the resale of police issued
firearms, even if the money is going to police departments for
FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory firearm training requirements for
all gun owners and a ban on gun ownership for persons under the age of 21.