Conservative columnist Robert Novak, who last month claimed Barack Obama "has weighed in against the D.C. [gun] law," now describes the Illinois senator`s position as "unrevealed". But at a February 15 press conference in Milwaukee, Obama made it pretty clear that, while he believes the Second Amendment protects an individual right to arms, he does not think Chicago`s handgun ban or the D.C. gun law, which effectively prohibits keeping a firearm at home for self-defense, violates that right.

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