THE NEW WHITE HOUSE ON GUNS

A direct quote from the new whitehouse.gov website today:

Address Gun Violence in Cities: Obama and Biden would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent.

Read the full agenda here (see Urban Policy: Crime and Law Enforcement).

The language in this policy opens the door (or perhaps more appropriately, the flood gates) to making it more difficult for people to buy, own, trade, gift, train with, and use guns, as well as the establishment of a gun registry, a ban on guns that sound and/or look scary, and I’m predicting, a massive buy-back in the near future.

And so it begins…

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3 Responses to “THE NEW WHITE HOUSE ON GUNS”

  1. kasey Says:

    Interesting. True colors showing on the first day. I didn’t follow Obama’s platform closely (voted for Baldwin), do you know if this has always been part of his platform? Or is it (specifically the re-instatement of the Assault Weapons Ban) new?


  2. admin Says:

    Kacey-

    I only remember hearing him talking about “sensible gun laws” to keep firearms “out of the hands of criminals.” I don’t remember him specifically stating that he intended to make the Assault Weapons Ban permanent, but maybe others do. Right now, barackobama.com seems to be a mirror of the content on whitehouse.gov, but I’m not sure that was always the case.

    Now is a more important time than ever to join the NRA. One of the people we follow on Twitter (cboyack) posted this link about the gun ban in Great Britain the other day that I believe is an important reminder to all of us how fragile our rights can be, and how quickly they can be taken away.


  3. admin Says:

    I did a little more checking and found I was right. Obama didn’t introduce that specific language in relation to the AWB until after winning the Nov 4th election, at which point, the language was included in his agenda on the http://www.change.gov website.