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Obama: Don't Stock Up On Guns

First Posted: 12- 9-08 08:38 AM   |   Updated: 01- 9-09 05:12 AM

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Chicago Sun-Times:

As gun sales shoot up around the country, President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday that gun-owning Americans do not need to rush out and stock up before he is sworn in next month.

"I believe in common-sense gun safety laws, and I believe in the second amendment," Obama said at a news conference. "Lawful gun owners have nothing to fear. I said that throughout the campaign. I haven't indicated anything different during the transition. I think people can take me at my word."

But National Rifle Association spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said it's not Obama's words -- but his legislative track record -- that has gun-buyers flocking to the stores.

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