When Obama's Change.gov website was criticised for its mandatory volunteerism, the site was changed to remove that language. Over the past day or so, a few of us have begun to comment on his intent to introduce a permanent "assault weapons" ban. Thanks to a blogger at Daily Kos (now there's something I never thought I'd write), it appears that the Obama camp has caused a little more change- and removed all references to the AWB.
He does realise that the election is over, right?
My only guess is that they are trying to prevent Republicans geting up a head of steam now in their battle against some of these policies. Waiting until January will leave them on the defensive.
Either that or the team responsible is incompetent and has no clue whatsoever what his policies are. Which is odd because on his official Barack Obama website- you know, the one where he outlined his policies to potential voters- the language remains,
They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.
I would love to think that he has reconsidered the plan- truly a sign that he was going to be more moderate- but I have my suspicions that this is the case.