2004 Obama voted against an exception to handgun ban for defense of one’s home

Back when Obama was in the Illinois legislature, a Chicago man shot an intruder to his home to protect himself and his home but was subsequently fined $750 for violating the handgun ban. Apparently most that this was absurd and the legislature crafted legislation to provide an exception to the handgun ban in order to defend one’s home.

Guess who voted against it?

WH DOSSIER – As a state senator in Illinois, President Obama opposed legislation providing an exception to handgun restrictions if the weapon was used in the defense of one’s home.

Obama’s vote would have maintained the status quo, which made it a violation of municipal gun ban law to use a firearm to save your own life in your own home. But the bill was passed anyway without his support.

The vote is a sign of how committed Obama may be to strict gun control measures.

The Illinois vote is hardly ancient history, having occurred in 2004 as Obama was running for election to the U.S. Senate. In opposing the measure, Obama lined up well to the left of the mainstream, as the Illinois Senate included 32 Democrats to 26 Republicans but approved the bill by an overwhelming margin and subsequently overrode a veto by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Obama did not participate in the veto override, which occurred in November 2004, likely after Obama had resigned his state Senate seat in order to prepare for his new role in the U.S. Senate.

Notice they had enough bipartisan support to override a veto from the governor, and yet Obama still found himself on the wrong side of the issue.

Of course we all remember how Obama answered a questionnaire in 1996 saying he supported the ability of the state to ban the manufacture, sell and possession of handguns. He denied it in 2008 but, according to WH DOSSIER they found that it was indeed his handwriting. It’s certainly consistent with this vote outlined above 8 years later.

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  • Sober_Thinking

    Classic politician… pathological liar… all around bad guy.

  • physicsnut

    Abbie Hoffman is about as Left Wing as it gets. Here are two quotes from “Steal This Book” . Imagine a photo with two women with 12 gauges and two guys with handguns. Page 215: ”

    It’s ridiculous to talk about a revolution without a few words on guns. If you haven’t been in the army or done some hunting, you probably have a built-in fear against guns that can only be overcome by familiarizing yourself with them. ”

    page 217: ” One of the best semi-automatics is the AR-18, which is the civilian version of the military M-16. In general, this is a fantastic gun … It sells for around $225. ”

    Heck – couldn’t have said it better myself. So … for all the nitwit commenters on lib websites who rant and rave about right wing bitter clingers, and conservative gun nuts. Read it and weep. My main worry is whether a whole lot of Hippies have taken Abbie Hoffman’s advice ! By the way, Abbie even recommended the NRA !!! Well, he did become a standup comedian. So, all the ‘hippies gone wild’ at AlterNet can stick THAT in their pipe and smoke it.
    I wonder what Eric Holder thinks about Abbie ?
    Oh, and Dear Abbie – lose the revolution rap, we already had one. Piece be with you, dude.


  • colliemum

    As a well-taught communist, he would of course oppose anything which would allow someone to have a gun for self-defense.
    Also, as well-taught communist, he’d have learned that criminals are ok, and just slightly misguided people who can be used to intimidate – with force – the ‘burgeoisie’.
    Aleksandr Soltshenitzyn described this attitude in his GULAG Archipelago – still required reading for everybody!

    • mark1955

      http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/24/Merry-Christmas-immigrants-Obama-Holder-push-to-loosen-alien-gun-sales-restrictions Colliemum, That’s why he is loosening restriction’s to purchase Firearms,for former “Illegal’s” who have just been made legal, while trying to take away our Firearms. First, He would like to take away our Firearms depriving us of the ability to defend ourselves against a tyrannical government. Then he would like to cordon off communities one at a time with the Military and then send in these formerly illegal Beasts and islamists who are now armed thanks to him, supervised and accompanied by the ATF,DHS,TSA and various other federal,state,local and possibvle military assets, to literally slaughter us like the are doing in South Africa,Benghazi, ,Egypt and Nigeria among other places.

      • colliemum

        Yep – and it is interesting, isn’t it, that not much has been made of this blatant contradiction in the government’s attitude towards guns.

        It is impossible to believe that there isn’t a plan behind all this.

        • mark1955

          Yes. That’s also why he has been hiring known criminals and sex offenders to work for the TSA.

    • Godisright

      Spot on. Look at his attitude toward the leaders of Iran, Venez., Libya etc.
      He thinks that we/he can reason with them. Not going to happen.
      If we think we will reason with Obama, NOT going to happen.
      Stupid is as stupid does and it loves company!

      • warpmine

        Perhaps we should develop our own nuke. We can then intimidate this PoS.

  • keninil

    So does that mean he is against the Secret Service carrying guns to defend him?

    Sounds like it to me !!

  • Rob_Bryant

    A couple of years ago (not sure of the date), Mark Levin had a professor that talked with Obama. The professor said that he was surprised when Obama stated to him that he thought people shouldn’t be allowed to have guns. It’d be awesome if Mark had Mr. Producer dig this out of the archives and replayed that portion of his interview with him.

  • WordsFailMe

    If the members of Congress succeed in getting a ban on weapons passed and President lap liquor signs it, who will be tasked with the confiscating? Post Office employees? TSA workers from the local airport? Union members or scabs? Who will be the first American to go to another American and tell him that he must give up his weapon? Will it be an FBI employee? IRS employee? It’ll have to be a fed because only a fed is protected by federal law. Anyone one who harms or murders a federal employee while he is on duty has committed a federal crime.

    Will the feds farm out the job to state police? Highway patrol? Doesn’t seem likely

    We need to think about these things before Opening Day of Gun Confiscation Season.

    • physicsnut

      the neighborhood drug dealer will be laughing – and telling you to turn them in.

  • aposematic

    If Obuma ever had a soul, I’m sure it was used to purchase his current success.

  • sjmom

    Obama is so accustomed to lying he no longer knows the truth. He has been caught in lie after lie yet nobody has done anything about it yet. However, it WILL catch up with him and hopefully for this country it will be very soon.

    “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44

  • mark1955

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-shooting-californiabre90910h-20130110,0,2002738.story An early report on yesterday’s shooting. What a “Coincidence”…NOT! That these type of events are taking place all at once that Obama needs justification for his Firearms Bans. Also, another coincidence i suppose that the armed officer that is usually at the High School, couldn’t make it in yesterday.sarc.

    Probably just another “Coincidence”that the weapon of choice was a 12 gauge shotgun. Why a “Coincidence”? Because Feinstein apparently has included 12 gauge shotguns, which would not normally be considered by the public as “Assault Weapons” on her Ban list. A slaughter involving 12 gauge shotguns as main Weapon in that slaughter, might go a long way in convincing the public to want shotguns Banned also.

    Also after this http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/are-recent-mass-shooting-false-flag-events/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PlanPrepareSurvive+%28%40TheSurvivalistBlog.net%29 and http://www.naturalnews.com/038633_Sandy_Hook_Google_search_results_December_11.html and http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/340113 and http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/tag/robbie-parker/ After all of those discrepancies, please don’t buy into the “He was bullied” routine. Doubt EVERYTHING you hear coming out now. These events like this happening at this time just as Obama and Feinstein need them, can’t be a “Coincidence”. Ask yourself,what medication’s was this kid on and what government sponsored mind bending program was he attending? Also,what type of business was this kids parents involved in and what affiliation with the Obama Administration like The tucson shooter ( Dem operative parents ) James Holmes Father and Adam Lanza’s father ?

    Finally and thankfully, this event did not have it’s intended result, as of this time i am writing this, there have not been any fatalities. Remember Clackamas? There were not the mass casualties in the Mall that they were hoping for, so that Friday Sandy hook happened. Expect these Murderous SOB’s in Washington to have another “False Flag” with more Devestating results, that are meant to give Obama a reason to issue a “Can’t Wait” executive order.

    • Alex Jones, is that you?

      • mark1955

        Well that’s why i provided the links from the so-called legitimate media from hose events that are more than “Conflicting”, in case anyone did call me a “Nut”. People can watch the actual video’s and believe what the late Great comedian Richard Pryor called “My lying eyes” or they can believe the government. That’s why i included the links.

      • clockwindingdown

        You know TRS, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

        O and company are on record with never let a good crisis go to waste!

        One does have to consider that things O wanted to accomplish while in office happen to have come up due to a crisis. Looking at his handling of crisis, example-gulf oil spill, hands off, politicizes, pass legislation, gets his way, seems to be a pattern…

        Thinking a group of radicals that are proven to have used guns to take over campus buildings, bomb buildings and killed in doing so, creating situations to force their agenda, would not stage other events is a bit naive isn’t it?

        If one looks back at the groups history why would one think they suddenly change their modus operandi? It worked well to get them where they are did it not?

        • sDee

          I am surprised how so many people are fully aware that Hussein is a marxist who is methodically dismantling America and the Constitution, but then seem unwilling to believe he or his cabal would act as marxist tyrants.

          • warpmine

            Mind boggling isn’t it?

      • sDee

        These are the same people who watched on video as Americans were slaughtered in Benghazi, knowing they could send help and refused.

        These are the same people who fund Syrian rebels who they know are raping and slaughtering Christians.

        These are the people who are funded by a man who went door to door inventorying the money and property of fellow Jews before they were sent to Nazi concentration camps.

        Do you put anything past them? Anything at all?

        Piers Morgan in Interview Politico hack, after the Alex Jones segment:

        “But you and I both know there’s going to be another shooting in months, or even weeks. My intent is simply to keep this issue boiling along until the politicians act on it.”


        • mark1955

          Yes, “Facts” are stubborn things.

    • WordsFailMe

      Reichstag-ging. The technique is not new. The style and presentation must be. Ho hum, Nazis and communists. Bring on the confiscators. Trot them out. Let’s see how clever you girls can be this time…

      But this time we are expecting it. You will show your hand with the first move. It’s a single signal and it’ll generate a bath of blood like you’ve never seen on this continent.

      You’d have to study the last 3000 years of politics in Africa to see the like of what you are about to reap.

  • He also voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006:

    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.” – Barack Obama 2006

  • wadnnit

    y’all need a tv network to run old O. footage. c’mon get trump ‘n others to back you. get this word out

  • wadnnit

    Willis, Schwatzen. and others promoting criminal violence for decades, then get the Hollywood tax break, while O. looks for folks to blame for Newtown.

  • Bunjy

    Is anyone surprised by this? The man wants us disarmed. Period. End of story. What happens after that we’ve already seen in Germany and the former USSR, among other places. . ..

  • wadnnit

    Re: Benghazi

    The corporal who called into Rush Limbaugh with inside information about absolutes in military protocol made clear there is no way:

    1) Obama didn’t know
    2) any military would have elected to not respond because of standing protocol to “protect life,” without being specifically ordered to “stand down.”
    3) such order was given by anyone but the president.

    Why has this been overlooked?

  • Joe


  • mikeinidaho

    The MOST corrupt administration in history.
    He can TRY to take my guns but he’ll have to get thru me and many, many neighbors.
    In the end, We the People will triumph over the tyranny that IS the communist-in-chief.

  • suzy000

    NRA repeatedly told Americans throughout the 2012 campaign that Obama was against the Second Amendment. Holder also said in his brief before SCOTUS that the Second Amendment did NOT apply to citizens. The Libs that do believe in the Second Amendment I know are highly upset at what the WH is trying to do to honest law-abiding gunowners. Join the NRA…that is our best hope in this fight to protect our Second Amendment. I joined yesterday and wish I had years ago…better late than never.

  • deeme

    He also said Bush’s spending was unpatriotic and went on to be more unpatriotic, maybe he was complimenting Bush..Yes he was also the only senator to vote to”not” keep a baby born alive by a botched abortion alive..We know who he is, the problem is either half the country knows who he is and doesn’t care , or they are fooled..either way we’ve got problems..

    If we don’t manage to reestablish character as a
    desirable trait in our society, we simply will not survive —

    Vic Kuykendall

    “when injustice becomes law, resistance
    becomes duty”

    -Thomas Jefferson-

    Canada’s keeping track and this is old..


    • sDee

      “Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.”
      Henry David Thoreau

      • deeme

        Amen…We really need to get smarter…this going along to get along is getting hard to take…..the people he picks are against everything they are suppose to be in support of..from the Supreme Court and the Constitution, to the Justice Department, to Healthcare..

  • drphibes

    He was most vociferous on liberal death-culture issues.

    Let intruders kill us. Let infants who survive the hand of the abortionist die on the table without care.

    Otherwise, he voted present.

  • tinker_thinker

    He has now found the way to make theamericanspring happen.

  • bobbybstrd

    What a douche

  • You see? It’s not the NRA that’s making folks anxious, it’s YOU, Preezy!

    • physicsnut

      Just like Bill and Hillary made me anxious – when Waco happened.

  • maybe he wants to disarms whites only?
    His “Civilian Army” has no whites:


  • Prohibition worked so well…………can’t wait to see where this ideology gets us.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Yeah, but Obama just signed a bill giving HIMSELF armed protection FOR LIFE:

    May it be in prison!

  • warpmine

    This is why I object to this usurper having armed Secret Service protection. They should be armed with spitballs and whistles only. Freaking hypocrisy is beyond anything out there iin the history of the planet.

  • aZjimbo

    The biggest fraud ever proves once again what a disaster he his. I wonder if this clown would even protect his own family if he had to?

  • wadnnit

    Rally in Washington w/signs outside WH and Capitol bldg in days leading up to inauguration:

    “Stand off on ‘Stand Down'”
    “Social Security Scammer”
    “50 Impeachable Offences”


    He gets away w/it no longer

  • repubboy

    Idiot was wrong then and he still an Idiot thats wrong now ! like the man said there just no fixin’ stupid !