October 6, 2008, - 10:01 am

The Disconnect of Obama Gun-Owners: Only Palin Gets It on This One

By Debbie Schlussel
The two most important rights we have are enunciated in the First and Second Amendments.
And one of the things I do like about Sarah Palin is that of all the four candidates on the two major Presidential tickets, she’s the only one who really gets it and is spot on, regarding the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Unlike Palin, John McCain has not always been so solid on this issue, as long-time Second Amendment supporters know. But he’s a heckuva lot better than Barack “Bitter Gun-and-Religion Clingers” Obama.
That’s why I found myself scratching my head a month ago when I took a day-long course required in Michigan to obtain a Concealed Pistol License (CPL), also known as a permit to Conceal and Carry a Weapon (CCW).
Most of the class and most of the instructors were Black. Out of 17 people in the class, only five were White. At least one of the Black gun-owners in the class was wearing an Obama T-Shirt. And during the break, I heard many of the Black classmates talking about their excitement for Barack Obama and his chances at winning the Presidency.

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Don’t they know, I wondered, that this is the guy–Obama–who called people like them “bitter” and that they are not gun-owners but gun “cling[ers]”? Don’t they know, I thought to myself, that Obama is completely opposed to the ultimate reason for this class, which is the right to conceal and carry a weapon for protection?
This was before the Palin selection as McCain’s Veep choice, but still, it’s indisputable that McCain is far stronger on solid Second Amendment rights than Obama, who seems to believe the Bill of Rights skips from One to Three.
Yes, there is a significant disconnect between Black gun-owners, especially those who seek CPLs, and the man many of them will vote for based on common skin color, but not common degrees of safety and security.
In all fairness, I must note that the terrific head instructor and owner of this excellent firearm academy, Rick Ector of Rick’s Firearm Academy–who is Black–told me that he will hold his nose and vote for McCain because of the Second Amendment. I give him a lot of credit for being true to his principles and an independent thinker.
Incidentally, if you live in the Detroit area, I highly recommend Rick’s Firearm Academy. I learned a lot, and so did experienced long-time gun-owners in the class. Here’s video of Rick Ector’s instruction.

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5 Responses

Well Debbie, regardless of how empty the inside of her head might be, I think Sarah Palin is nice to look at–a true female–(excuse me you feministas out there). Sarah gets good looks points from me–which shouldn’t matter–but knowing how Americans view things–I know there are those who will take her side on this basis alone–(especially vs. Klingon Joe Biden–AKA “Plugs” on botox). Sorry you NOW feminazi types, that’s just reality.
Now–I do have one pet peeve about Sarah that was a real turn off—those darn bangs of hers down falling in her eyes when she blinks are sooo annoying–why is this hair in the eyes bit now considered so chic to this generation?
Debbie, you had us all looking at her as “ignoramusette” — and at the beginning of the debate–I was so bothered by the bangs that I had to turn the debate off for a while–not wanting to watch her possibly self destruct.
And my, my my, doesn’t Tina Fey have SP nailed as well as any impersonator we have ever seen? It is hilarious to watch those SNL clips.

BB on October 6, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Time to take my CWC Class.

caitlynn on October 6, 2008 at 8:06 pm

Debbie, some pro-Obama guy I know said McCain will be getting all the racist votes, so I pointed out that the Black racists will probably be voting for BHO. BHO will also do well with secular Jews, Arabs, gays, teachers, violent criminals and code Pink types.

Anonymous1 on October 6, 2008 at 10:17 pm

‘Bout time. This is the kind of coverage that should be more wide spread because it is true and undeniable. B.O. has been an anti gunner and anti law and order in the few votes he actually made decisions on and voted on. Palin is strong as hell on the 2nd amendment.
Most of the blacks I work with are voting for the skin. One though, who is studying to be a priest, stated that he couldn’t vote for abortion. As a Christian he couldn’t, with a clear conscience, vote for a candidate that had the record that B.O. has. He also is buying a Glock for home and personal protection after hearing about a church deacon being chased out of a church and into the street and gunned down. Detroit, such a nice place.

samurai on October 6, 2008 at 11:36 pm

Time to deliberately buy all the guns we still have the time to buy.Because if their boy gets elected, goodbye 1st Amendment.
Then, when they come for them,do to them what Gordon Liddy said you should do if such a situation happens.

OldSchoolW on October 7, 2008 at 12:00 pm

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