08 November 2008

Oh Yes, It Is Change You Can Believe In

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 8:25 pm -- Hmmm . . . The Obama team has removed the transition information after much of the world got a look at it, and decided they didn't like it. No better way to address controversy than to just remove it -- rather than talk about it. Don't just take my word on what it said. Some clever IT people archived the pages once word got around that the Obama transition team was deleting information from the pages.

Here it comes, direct off President-Elect Barack Obama's official transition website. Scroll down to the Crime & Law Enforcement section, and take a look at Item No. 4:

"Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama 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 who shouldn't have them. 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, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets."

The Tiahrt Amendment? The one that law enforcement REPEATEDLY has said it does not want changed? Hmmm . . .

And yes, let's ignore the fact that federal crime stats prove conclusively that guns used illegally by criminals aren't coming from gun shows, they are coming via theft of lawfully owned firearms. Double HMMmmm . . .

Competition rifles? They are largely NOT on our streets. They are being used every weekend in family-oriented competititons somewhere in the United States. These tools are the most widely used implements in high-power matches overseen by the Civilian Marksmanship Program. WTF is with THIS language?

Change is coming . . .
h/t to John Lydic

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I tried the link three times in three days and got a "not available" error. It does go to the web site for Obama but not much info.