One question (of 63) Barack Obama is asking of all applicants for federal appointment under his administration:
“Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun?” (page 7, question 59).
I would have to answer, “Yes, several, and I’m thinking about buying a high capacity semi-automatic “assault” rifle before January 20th. Just, you know, ’cause I don’t want to be told later I can’t.”
It is hard to be certain what this question portends for spoils seekers, since it was apparently OK for Obama’s new Veep, Joe “I’m the guy that originally wrote the “assault weapons” ban” Biden, to own 2 guns himself.
Given Obama’s history, however, one suspects a “yes” answer to this question from lesser lights than Shotgunner Joe is unlikely to be positive for their prospects.
…[When] Obama was a state senator in Illinois, … he supported increasing federal excise taxes on guns and ammunition by 500 percent, banning compact handguns, limiting the frequency of gun purchases, banning the sale of guns (except antiques) at gun shows, charging a person with a felony offense if his gun were stolen and used in a crime, prohibiting people under age 21 from possessing guns, increasing the gun dealer licensing fee, prohibiting dealers from conducting business at gun shows or within five miles of a school or park, and banning police agencies from selling old service firearms to generate funds to buy new firearms for their officers.