Monday, February 22, 2010

Our anti-gun president?

One of the things that I've noticed in the virulent anti-Obama rhetoric is the notion that, as a liberal, he wants to take away all of our guns.

I'm sure he's no NRA member and he probably does support gun control laws, but today I noticed that the first piece of gun-related legislation to pass and take effect under his administration expands gun rights by allowing loaded guns in national parks. Not exactly the action a rabid-anti-gun fanatic would take.

The thing that annoys me the most about partisan politics is the habit of starting from a conclusion and filtering facts based on that, rather than vice-versa. Nobody would ever mistake Obama for a conservative, but it's pretty clear that at least on some fronts (like gun rights), he's not the communist/socialist monster he's portrayed to be either.

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