Above: A Secret Service agent guards Barack Obama using a weapon that the
president-elect says belongs “on foreign battlefields and not on our streets”
From Obama’s position on guns, posted on Change.gov and quoted by Uncle:
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
Judging from the picture of the AR-15-equipped Secret Service agent above those weapons do belong on our streets, as long as they’re being used to protect Barack Obama.
As always, the misleading label “assault weapons” is only ever applied to guns owned by civilians. When the police use exactly the same guns the media is more than happy to call them “police rifles” or “patrol rifles.” Funny how that works.