Of course Obama lied about supporting an assault weapons ban in 2008
Because he lies about everything. Anyhow, just for the record, from CQ in mail:
Obama was a gun control advocate as a state legislator and an Illinois senator. As a candidate four years ago he called for reinstating the assault weapons ban, and after Giffords was almost gunned down last year he promised to propose legislation that would “keep those irresponsible, law-breaking few from getting their hands on a gun in the first place.” But he has never fulfilled that promise, and yesterday the White House made abundantly clear that no such proposal was coming.
It's like they want us to live in fear of being randomly shot by some psychopath. What is this Afghanistan? Yemen?