At a recent campaign stop in Pennsylvania, Senator Barack Obama indicated that a primary motivation for not supporting gun bans at the moment was the fact that he doesn’t currently have the votes in Congress to pass them.
He was challenged by a voter who asked him about his gun record. Here is the statement by NRA-ILA about the matter:
The latest example came at an event in the swing state of Pennsylvania. WSJ.com, reports that during a small political event at a glass factory in Duryea, Pa., Obama was asked about whether he’d ban guns if he were elected president. Predictably, he reverted to his standard, non-committal, “I don’t want to take your guns” rhetoric. “If you’ve got a gun in your house, I’m not taking it,” Obama said. But apparently he could see that there were those in the crowd who weren’t buying into his defense, and he frenetically pressed on â€¦ and on. That’s when he revealed what he really thinks.
“Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress,” he said. “This can’t be the reason not to vote for me. Can everyone hear me in the back? I see a couple of sportsmen back there.”
The next question Pennsylvania voters should ask is, “What happens when you do have the votes?”