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Obama's Support for a Ban on Sales and Transfers of All Semi-Automatic Weapons:

Just wanted to highlight a fact I discuss in more detail in the post below: Sen. Barack Obama's stand on guns is apparently to support a ban on sales and transfers of all semi-automatic weapons.

For those not up on the details, note that this is far broader than the existing bans on fully automatics, or the bans on so-called "assault weapons." Most modern handguns (such as my own Glock 17) are semi-automatic, as are many rifles (such as my Ruger 10/22) and quite a few shotguns. And while the ban would still allow sales of revolvers, bolt-action rifles, pump-action shotguns (such as my Mossberg), and similar guns, there's good reason to think that a broad ban on semi-automatics would lead to still broader bans.

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Does Barack Obama Have Even More Ambitious Plans for Gun Control?

So I checked out Barack Obama's campaign site to see what he says about guns there. There's no formal position paper that I could find, but there is a speech that says this:

I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities, and that our leaders must say so in the face of the gun manufacturers' lobby -- but I also believe that when a gang-banger shoots indiscriminately into a crowd because he feels somebody disrespected him, we've got a moral problem. There's a hole in that young man's heart -- a hole that the government alone cannot fix.

Any thoughts on what exactly "I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities" might mean?

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