For all of those people who said President Obama would have too much on his plate to promote gun control – this from the White House “Urban Policy” Agenda web page:
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.
They basically moved the text from the transition web site to the official White House web site. Apparently these are far enough up on his list of priorities to be posted on the White House Agenda web page.
UPDATE: How did I miss the “making guns in this country childproof” in the Obama agenda? That appears to be an addition to what was on the Transition web page. Does this mean he is going to make the use of trigger locks mandatory? Does this mean “Smart Gun” technology requirements?
Hat tip to the Campaign Spot.