Last updated on: 1/31/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Barack Obama, JD Biography

Title:
44th President of the United States
Position:
Con to the question "Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?"
Reasoning:

“I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.”

“Candidates’ Gun Control Positions May Figure in Pa. Vote,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Apr. 2, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 44th President of the United States, Jan. 20, 2009-Jan. 20, 2017
  • Recipient, Nobel Peace Prize, 2009
  • US Senator (D-IL), 2005-2008
  • Recipient, Honorary JD, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 2006
  • Recipient, Chairman’s Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2005
  • Named one of 100 most influential people in the world, TIME magazine, 2005
  • Recipient, Honorary Doctorate, Knox College, 2005
  • Recipient, Harold Blake Walker Award, Christopher House, 2005
  • Democratic Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004
  • Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School, 1992-1996
  • Former Editor, Harvard Law Review
Education:
  • JD, Harvard University, 1991
  • BA, Columbia University, 1983
Other:
  • First black president of the United States
  • First black president of the Harvard Law Review
  • Born on Aug. 4, 1961 in Honolulu, HI
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?