“I have always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms.” — Barack Obama (Washington Times, 6/30/08)
In the run up to Barack Obama's 2008 election, despite his radical past and anti-2nd Amendment record, union bosses far and wide tried to portray Obama as a pro-Constitution moderate who supports the 2nd Amendment.
However, as America's gun-toting union members are about to find out--and much of America already knows--not only is Barack Obama a gun control advocate, but Obama is using his union ties to help disarm Americans.
During Obama's 2008 candidacy, Obama infamously let slip with a dinner crowd of San Francisco elitists that Pennsylvanians (and other small towners) "cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them."
When many Americans took offense at this insult, Obama's union handlers doubled their efforts to portray their Manchurian Candidate as just a regular guy.
In one Important Message From Your Union, despite Obama's anti-gun record, union bosses lied to their members by asserting that "Barack Obama won't take away your gun..."
However, in March 2011--long before most Americans had ever heard of Sandy Hook, Connecticut--Barack Obama and his gun-control cronies had were making plans to bypass Congress to restrict Americans' 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.
Following the Sandy Hook massacre, Obama and Democrats are using the tragedy to further infringe on the 2nd Amendment and they are using their union boss buddies to help prepare gun control legislation and trick their members again.
As AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka is sitting on Joe Biden's Gun Control Task Force, according to Huffington Post, union bosses somehow have a stake in determining the future of Americans' Right to Bear Arms.
In an interview with The Huffington Post on Thursday, Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO, said that the labor federation was now eager to have the gun control discussion in the wake of the mass killings in Newtown, Conn., and that he hoped unions would have a place at the table in Vice President Joe Biden's gun violence task force.
"We have people on both sides of the equation," Trumka said. "We represent teachers, firefighters, police officers and state workers. And [a lot] of those people are sportsmen."
"We've already started talking about it and we've started bringing our members together," Trumka went on. "It needs to looked at in the broader sense of things -- things like mental health, video games. If you're going to deal with this thing, you need to deal with it in all the aspects."
"The national leadership of the AFL-CIO has supported restrictive 'gun control' legislation for nearly a quarter of a century," according to the National Rifle Association.
Presuming that Obama and his union cronies are aligned, AFL-CIO boss Trumka's involvement in the gun control discussion does not bode well for America's 2nd Amendment.
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