I have yet to meet a person, let alone a politician, who holds the same beliefs as me on everything. This includes Barack Obama, I’m sure; disappointment will come, one way or another, it’s just a matter of how much. And so all of this talk on the left of centrist moves and silly blather doesn’t really add up to much as far as I’m concerned.
That said, here’s the rest of Mr. Obama’s quote on the 2nd Amendment:
As a general principle, I believe that the Constitution confers an individual right to bear arms. But just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can’t constrain the exercise of that right, in the same way that we have a right to private property but local governments can establish zoning ordinances that determine how you can use it.