Friday, November 21, 2008

Yet another reason to dislike Obama

Would-be appointees quizzed on guns

President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team is asking potential appointees detailed questions about gun ownership, and firearms advocates aren’t happy about it.

The National Rifle Association has denounced the move, which has already led one Republican senator to consider legislation aimed at ensuring a president can’t use an applicant’s gun ownership status to deny employment.

It’s just one question on a lengthy personnel form — No. 59 on a 63-question list — but the furor over the query is a vivid reminder of the intensity of support for Second Amendment rights and signals the scrutiny Obama is likely to receive from the ever-vigilant gun lobby.

Obama’s transition team declined to go into detail on why they included the question, suggesting only that it was done to ensure potential appointees were in line with gun laws.

Anyone think that Obama, with a far left agenda and a power hungry liberal majority is not going to go after gun owner rights? Think again. Might be time for me to buy another firearm or three...

1 comment:

Bethany W. said...

My husband went to a hunting safety course a few weeks back, and they said that gun sales have raised 100% just since the election!

I cannot imagine that sun ownership could ever effect employment - maybe I am being naive!