Sunday, November 2, 2008

Obama and McCain on carry in National Parks

From the Los Angeles Times:
When asked about whether a general ban on carrying loaded guns in national parks should be eliminated, the answers were sharply different and somewhat predictable.

McCain, who is against gun control, stated: "I believe the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service should remove their prohibitions against law-abiding citizens transporting and carrying firearms to lands managed by those agencies."

Obama, who is against assault weapons and a gun show loophole that allows trading of weapons between private individuals, stated: "I believe in Second Amendment rights and the rights of hunters and sportsmen to bear arms and use them in a responsible way. But I am concerned about allowing loaded firearms into family-oriented spaces."

Article here. Notice how Senator Obama only refers to the Second Amendment in the context of "hunters and sportsmen", and not in the context of self-defense? Isn't protecting your family in "family-oriented spaces" the reason law-abiding citizens need to be able to carry firearms in those spaces?

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