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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to gun control and related issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to gun control and related issues.
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?