Obama's views on gun control are in the news, so let me add a tidbit you have not read elsewhere.
First, the news:
Jeralyn Merritt of TalkLeft points out that Barack Obama is bobbing and weaving on the constitutionality of the Washington DC gun ban now that he is in Pennsylvania, but was not so coy last fall when his campaign said "Obama believes the D.C. handgun law is constitutional." [Original story here; see last paragraph, excerpted correctly and completely by Ms. Merritt].
Bob Novak also noted the nuanced responses from the Obama camp in a piece titled (don't try this at home) "Obama's Gun Dance". And here is Obama on the five mile rule (No gun dealer within five miles of a park of school).
And my modest contribution, noted a few days back in BURIED NEWS - in 1998, with Mr. Obama as a board member, the Woods Fund of Chicago gave $15,000 (see page 42 of the .pdf) to the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, an ardent anti-gun group. Their position on the DC ban is clear from this press release - they support it.
Yes, 1998 was a long time ago and $15,000 pales alongside $2.7 million - it is a modest contribution with much to be modest about.
MORE: Here is an RNC hit piece.
SHARING THE FUN: Mr. Obama was on the board of the Woods Fund of Chicago from 1994 to 2001. Their tax returns, which include a list of awarded grants, are available from 1998 and forward at GuideStar.