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."