Obama will ration handgun purchases (with update 9-iv-08)
supports limiting handgun purchases to one per month
I suppose that this will cook the goose of his presidential campaign: the notoriously powerful gun lobby in the United States won't put up with that sort of left-wing commie authoritarian extremism, even without John Wayne and now Charlton Heston to bang the drum for them.
Up-date (9 April 08): The following comment by Tony H, and my appreciative response to it, put this in a quite different light:
This has, I think, nowt to do with preventing individuals from buying their weapons. After all, Obama's next Primary is Pennsylvania, where gun ownership is off the radar.
It's all to do with trying to prevent gun smuggling and preventing guns getting in the hands of criminals…really.
Remember this is the States!
In the 1990's New York "firearms dealers", who were unable to buy wholesale quantities simply drove down to Virginia, filled up their cars with guns..helped by local citizens…..and drove back to NY to flog the things on the streets.
South Carolina enacted a "one gun per month" law and smuggling ended overnight.
There's a stub here on WikI
Brian writes: Ah! Mystery solved: thanks, Tony. And apologies to the good if diminutive Senator.