Friday, April 17, 2009
Please visit the following site.
Near the bottom of the page, you will find the following paragraph.
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.
This exact stance could be seen on www.change.gov before the move towww.whitehouse.gov. Forgive me Mrs. Lithwick, but you have blatantly failed to do your research. This seems to be an unambiguous explanation of exactly what the Obama Administration's gun policies are, especially in relation to the Assault Weapons Ban.
Dianne Feinstein recently spoke on 60 minutes, and when prompted by Leslie Stahl saying "There's some sense that the president has so many crisis issues on his plate right now that the idea of bringing up guns - which is considered part of the Culture Wars - would be such a diversion", she responded by saying that she and her colleagues are merely biding their time until they can pick the time and place to pass more gun control.
Currently, many political factors contribute to a feeling among conservatives that gun control will coincide with over-reaching socialist economic policies and legislation in the "culture war". Many people are preparing for hard times in the future, hoping that they never come. Some nutjobs/extremists are likely preparing themselves for an all-out shooting war with the American federal government. However, this isn't any different from the norm. We've always had nutjobs and extremists on both sides of the political spectrum (ALF). The vast majority of the gun-owning public rightly looks down on these extremists as fools, and are merely concerned with protecting themselves and loved ones from harm.
It isn't my intention to change your mind. But please, become better informed. A site that may provoke your interest is below.
Thank you for your time,