Submitted By Todd on December 9th at 8:59am
The job application for a position in Obama’s administration includes questions about gun ownership, which offended the gun lobby.They are clever - consider how well vetted you are, as a job applicant in a liberal administration, by your answer to this question.
Question No. 59 begins: "Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun?"How intriguing a notion that you might be denied a job in the Obama administration for having engaged in an activity specifically protected by the Bill of Rights.
The questionnaire goes on to insist that a gun-owning jobseeker "provide complete ownership and registration information," and asks: "Has the registration ever lapsed? Please also describe how and by whom it is used and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage."Do they also ask whether you have ever engaged in acts of free speech? If you go to church on Sunday?
South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint believes the incoming administration is biased against gun owners in its hiring. The senator plans to follow up by introducing federal legislation making it illegal to discriminate against someone for the simple fact that they lawfully own a firearm.Although, I suppose, we wouldn't object if they had a question about whether you'd ever demanded "the right to a speedy and public trial." At any rate, Obama is attempting to reassure gun owners.
Gun groups say they are “prepared to fight” the incoming administration on the issues dear to them despite President-elect Obama’s insistence that lawful gun owners “have nothing to fear” from him. Obama, appearing on at a Sunday press conference, said he believes “in common-sense gun safety laws, and I believe in the Second Amendment.”Gun folks aren't feeling reassured.
But Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) political arm, said membership in his organization is growing at record levels, and a number of reports show that gun sales are up by as much as 50 percent nationally since Obama won the presidency on Nov. 4. “He says gun owners shouldn’t be worried, but clearly gun owners are worried,” Cox told The Hill.That's just because there's a liberal in the White House.