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Obama 2008: ‘If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun’

Posted by FactReal on February 7, 2013

WHEN OBAMA LOVED GUNS
In 2008, Obama said of Republicans: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” Obama made those remarks to his followers during a fundraiser at the Sheraton in downtown Philadelphia on Friday, June 13, 2008.

WSJ reporter Amy Chozick from the WSJ covered the event: PDF

Obama was not for gun control in 2008: ‘If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun,’ Obama said during a fundraiser at the Sheraton in downtown Philadelphia on Friday, June 13, 2008
JUNE 14, 2008, 1:29 PM ET

Obama: ‘If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun’

Amy Chozick reports on the presidential race from Philadelphia.

Mobster wisdom tells us never to bring a knife to a gun fight. But what does political wisdom say about bringing a gun to a knife fight?

That’s exactly what Barack Obama said he would do to counter Republican attacks “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said at a Philadelphia fundraiser Friday night. “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

SOURCES
Chozick, Amy. “Obama: If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun,” Wall Street Journal, June 14, 2008 (accessed July 12, 2008).
●http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/06/14/obama-if-they-bring-a-knife-to-the-fight-we-bring-a-gun/

Drobnyk, Josh. “Rendell Drinking the Kool-Aid,” The Morning Call, June 16, 2011.
●http://blogs.mcall.com/penn_ave/2008/06/rendell-drinkin.html

Smith, Ben. “Obama brings gun to knife fight,” Politico, June 14, 2008.
●http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0608/Obama_brings_a_gun_to_a_knife_fight.html

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