GIBSON: But do you still favor the registration of guns? Do you still favor the licensing of guns?
And in 1996, your campaign issued a questionnaire, and your writing was on the questionnaire that said you favored a ban on handguns.
OBAMA: No, my writing wasn’t on that particular questionnaire, Charlie. As I said, I have never favored an all-out ban on handguns.
No surprise; this was obviously coming. Now, someone needs to ask Obama the obvious follow-up questions:
- Whose handwriting was it?
- The handwriting in question was revising the answers to the questionnaire, to include some additional endorsements. Why did the staffer bother to revise the list of endorsements, but not correct all the inaccurate policy positions?
I suppose, though, that’s the sort of “gotcha” politics we’re not supposed to play.