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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-28-08 02:54 PM
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Obama was a board member of the Joyce Foundation that funds VPC to ban handguns.
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Joyce Foundation, The largest single grantee has been the Violence Policy Center, which received $4,154,970 between 1996 and 2006, and calls for an outright ban on handguns, semi-automatic and other firearms, and substantial restrictions on gun owners.

VPC Releases New Handgun Ban Study, Unsafe in Any Hands: Why America Needs to Ban Handguns

Violence Policy Center, It was recently revealed by a check on the BATFE's FFL eZCheck system that Executive Director Josh Sugarmann is the holder of a Type 01 FFL. This authorizes him to buy and sell guns in the District of Columbia. Many gun rights advocates have accused him of hypocrisy for his work to shut down other dealers.

Obama as board member of the Joyce Foundation

Presumably as a member of the Joyce Foundation board, Obama approved funding for the Violence Policy Center whose primary purpose is to ban handguns used by law-abiding citizens for self-defense.

I wonder how Obamas involvement in efforts to ban handguns will be received by 73% of voters who disagree with him?

Nearly three out of four Americans 73% believe the Second Amendment spells out an individual right to own a firearm, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of 1,016 adults taken Feb. 8-10.
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