Recently on the campaign trail in Iowa, the president told his audience: “Trust matters. Iowa, you know me. I say what I mean and mean what I say. You could take a videotape of the things I say, (from) 10 years ago, 12 years ago, and you’d say this is the same guy.”
Since he insists, take a look for yourself, above.
Then look below the video clip for a questionnaire that Obama answered in 1996, where he stated his support for banning “assault weapons” and for banning the “manufacture, sale and possession” of handguns. This is not the NRA questionnaire that Obama once claimed was filled out by a staff member. This questionnaire came from the Independent Voters of Illinois Independent Precinct Organization, and clearly displays Obama’s own handwriting on the very first page.