After months of presidential campaigning with little to no discussion on gun control, gun owners were starting to wonder if the candidates would ever be forced to declare their positions. Then, all of a sudden during the second presidential debate, there it was. Undecided voter Nina Gonzalez asked President Barack Obama what his administration “has done or plans to do to limit the availability of [so-called] assault weapons.”

“We’re a nation that believes in the Second Amendment, and I believe in the Second Amendment,” Obama said. “We’ve got a long tradition of hunting and sportsmen and people who want to make sure they can protect themselves.”

OK. So far, so good.

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