In Tuesday’s presidential debate, President Obama said that he supported a ban on “assault weapons” and implied that he supports restrictions on “cheap handguns” too. No surprises there. As detailed on www.GunBanObama.com and www.GunBanFacts.com, Obama supported banning both types of firearms and many more when he was in the Illinois legislature, and supported banning “assault weapons” when he ran for the White House in 2008, a position he reiterated in the most recent presidential debate.
Obama’s admission, on national TV, no less, should put to rest his supporters’ phony denials about his long anti-gun record and his supposed support for the Second Amendment.
However, Obama’s candor wasn’t enough for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg–the self-styled Field Marshal of the War on Soda Pop, Salt, Trans Fats, Baby Formula and, of course, the Second Amendment. On Wednesday, America’s most bothersome billionaire busybody said that Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney–who during the debate reiterated his opposition to any new gun control restrictions–had fallen short of his expectations. Thus, Bloomberg said, he intends to form a special political action committee (a so-called “super PAC”) to spend millions of dollars backing candidates who support his gun control agenda, and agree with him on other social issues.