Obama: I don't Believe People Should Be Able To Own Guns
On Friday, gun rights advocate John Lott told radio talk show host Laura Ingraham that Barack Obama once told him that people should not be able to own guns.
According to Lott, Obama made the statement the first time the two met.
"He said to me, 'I don't believe people should be able to own guns,'" he recalled.
Lott said he offered to meet with him over lunch to discuss the issue.
"But he just wrinkled his face and turned around and walked away. And that was the end of our first conversation on that," he said.
Ingraham asked Lott to verify that Obama said "people," and not just "criminals."
Lott said Obama was "very clear" in his statement.
"He said, 'I don't believe people should be able to own guns,'" he reiterated.
Lott said that he had told the New York Times about the incident in 2008.
"But they never used it in their story on him with regard to his time in Chicago," he added.
"I think that's the way he still feels," Ingraham responded, comparing Obama to committed leftists she knew at Dartmouth.
Ingraham added that she did not find the news surprising "at all."
Lott also said that the two people Obama put on the Supreme Court do not believe individuals have a right to own guns.
“'I just want you to know that we are working on it,' Brady recalled the president telling them. 'We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar,'” the Washington Post reported.
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