White House: Obama Has Strong Commitment to Second Amendment
One day before Obama announced 23 executive orders aimed at furthering gun control in America, White House spokesman Jay Carney assured the President has a strong "commitment to the Second Amendment."
Carney even went so far as to describe Obama as someone who wants to "protect our Second Amendment rights."
Obama opposed the Second Amendment at every turn in the road as a state senator in Illinois and as U.S. Senator in DC. In Illinois, he opposed the use of guns for self-defense, and in DC he supported a ban on "assault weapons," a limitation on magazine capacity, and exorbitant taxes on ammunition, among other things.
In 2008, while Obama was running for president and Americans were waiting on a Supreme Court decision in DC vs. Heller, Obama said he supported the DC gun ban.