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Author Quotes Then-Professor Obama Saying, "I Don't Believe People Should Be Able To Own Guns"
CNS News ^ | March 6, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.

Posted on 03/08/2013 6:02:38 AM PST by Innovative

In his new book, At the Brink, economist and author John R. Lott Jr., assesses the presidency of Barack Obama and recalls conversations regarding gun laws they had while working at the University of Chicago.

In Chapter Three, Mr. Lott discusses gun-control and takes the reader back to his time at the University of Chicago, where he and then-professor Barack Obama spoke on numerous occasions about guns in America.

"I don't believe people should be able to own guns," Obama told Lott one day at the University of Chicago Law School.

He ends with a warning:

"The greatest threat is in his [Obama's] power to reshape the federal courts... Each appointment to the Supreme Court could determine whether the people are allowed to keep their guns."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; backoffbarry; banglist; bhofascism; democrats; guncontrol; guns; obama; secondamendment; youwillnotdisarmus

1 posted on 03/08/2013 6:02:38 AM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Being allowed to keep them and keeping them are two different things. Cold, dead fingers. John Lott rocks.


2 posted on 03/08/2013 6:11:11 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: Innovative
And I, backed by the US Constitution, don't think Kenyans should be pResident.

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ, you Marxist, Mooslim, Kenyan Steaming Pantload...

3 posted on 03/08/2013 6:17:38 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Innovative
Allowed to keep them? ALLOWED??

THE QUESTION IS ONE OF WHETHER YOU'LL BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THEM!

Not on my watch.

4 posted on 03/08/2013 6:22:24 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Innovative

Instructor Obama, not professor. Big difference.


5 posted on 03/08/2013 6:27:44 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

I understood a while back that he was an adjunct....NOT a senior professor.


6 posted on 03/08/2013 6:32:56 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Innovative

If he thinks a leftist supreme court is going to ignore the Second Amendment to the US Constitution and take away firearms there WILL BE A WAR.


7 posted on 03/08/2013 6:35:10 AM PST by ryan71
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To: jagusafr

8 posted on 03/08/2013 6:36:46 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

He Never was a professor.


9 posted on 03/08/2013 6:43:31 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Innovative

“The Gun Is Civilization” by Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force.
If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either
convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of
force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories,
without exception.

Reason or force, that’s it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through
persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction and
the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as
paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason
and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or
employment of force.

The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal
footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with
a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload
of drunken guys with baseball bats.

The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between
a potential attacker and a defender.

There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force
equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all
guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a
[armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s
potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative
fiat—it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed.

People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the
young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a
civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful
living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that
otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in
several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the
physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.

People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal
force, watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with
a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works
solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both
are armed, the field is level.

The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian
as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as
a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but
because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot
be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because
it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who
would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would
do so by force. It removes force from the equation... and that’s why
carrying a gun is a civilized act.


10 posted on 03/08/2013 6:43:49 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Innovative

The quote can be attributed, to Idi Amin, Mao, Stalin, Harvey Milk, Robert Mugabe, and Baracka the nutbag.


11 posted on 03/08/2013 6:49:00 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Innovative

The quote can be attributed, to Idi Amin, Mao, Stalin, Harvey Milk, Robert Mugabe, and Baracka the nutbag.


12 posted on 03/08/2013 7:02:28 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Innovative

“professor?” More like TA


13 posted on 03/08/2013 7:12:25 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Col. Caudill was the boxing coach when I was at VMI. I never knew he was such an excellent writer. I just knew he wanted us to bludgeon each other when we sparred. Ha!


14 posted on 03/08/2013 7:23:37 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: Innovative

“allowed” is only when someone has the right to allow. The government did not give us the right to protect ourselves, and it can not take away this right.


15 posted on 03/08/2013 7:52:16 AM PST by I want the USA back (You know I'm right.)
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To: Innovative

Technical point. Obama was never a Professor.


16 posted on 03/08/2013 7:55:18 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: I want the USA back
I just finished a crossword puzzle where the answer to the clue "Pastime for Obama at Camp David" was "Skeet".

It's flogging a dead horse to remind those in power that even if they don't technically own guns, if they have ready access to them it is maddeningly hypocritical for them to deny ready access via ownership to the average citizen.

But some dead horses need flogging.

17 posted on 03/08/2013 8:18:20 AM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: VA_Gentleman

You are honored to know him. I went to military academy long ago and have two cousins who are graduates of West Point. Done a bit of boxing myself, but more wrestling than anything.

Have you ever been fishing in Alaska?


18 posted on 03/08/2013 8:19:42 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: jagusafr

The other week I heard a guy say, “They may get my gun, but it’ll be warm.”


19 posted on 03/08/2013 8:37:31 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: Innovative
The greatest threat is in his [Obama's] power to reshape the federal courts

His greatest threat is in his power to cause a real civil war.

20 posted on 03/08/2013 8:43:31 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Can’t say I’ve made it to Alaska.


21 posted on 03/08/2013 11:18:57 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: Innovative

If I get to choose between getting into a gun fight with Obama thugs and helplessly watching my children get tied to a tree and executed...guess which one I’ll pick?!

cold dead heads is right!

I don’t know if Obama is capable of genocide but his successor may very well be!


22 posted on 03/08/2013 12:48:32 PM PST by Wanderer99
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To: Innovative

it won’t matter what scotus says.

people will keep their guns. we will get rid of a traitorous scotus and whoever put them there, before they will take all the guns out of every americans’ fingers.


23 posted on 03/08/2013 11:30:05 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: george76

yeah, he was a lecturer. not a professor.


24 posted on 03/08/2013 11:31:02 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Wanderer99

a guy who’s on record supporting infanticide isn’ t bothered by genocide. it’s just a difference in timing.


25 posted on 03/08/2013 11:33:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

He would probably look the other way and give out fake sympathy for the families being slaughtered.

Then the bastard would give a cheesy speech about how we all need to come together and end the violence. xD


26 posted on 03/09/2013 5:22:57 AM PST by Wanderer99
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To: Neoliberalnot

Thanks for posting that.


27 posted on 03/09/2013 6:27:12 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Innovative

He was not a professor..


28 posted on 03/12/2013 1:24:07 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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