Explain something to me, kids. How can this be explained away by an honest journalist?
Here’s the shred of truth behind LaPierre’s rhetoric: In 1996, Obama’s campaign for Illinois Senate filled out a questionnaire for a state voter group. (Maybe Obama did it; maybe his campaign manager did. A spokesman for his 2008 presidential campaign later said that staff “unintentionally mischaracterized his position,” and that he never saw the survey.)
The questionnaire asked about Obama’s stance on various issues, including, “Do you support state legislation to … ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns?”
The typed answer: Yes.
Obama never endorsed a “total ban.”
In other words, Politifact claims that despite the fact Obama supported a complete and total ban on the manufacture, sale, and possession of handguns, he didn’t mean what he plainly said, because… they say so.
The fact that Obama tried to undermine the Second Amendment as a director of the Joyce Foundation and granted hundreds of thousands of dollars to radical anti-gun organizations, almost exclusively funding the so-called Violence Policy Center? Irrelevant!
Politifact isn’t remotely honest, and is heavily politically biased. That they’re willing to lie about the President’s stance on guns, merely because he hasn’t proposed the bans he knows would fail, is not surprising in the least