"In a visit to this country racked by drug-related violence, President Obama said Thursday that he would not seek a U.S. ban on assault-style weapons, but instead will push better enforcement of existing laws to stop guns from being taken across the border. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has been urging the United States to renew the ban on assault weapons, which expired in 2004 and prohibited sales of certain semiautomatics with military features. Calderon says such gun sales are arming Mexico's increasingly violent drug cartels. "I have not backed off at all from my belief that the assault weapons ban made sense," Obama said at a news conference with Calderon. "But none of us is under the illusion that reinstating that ban would be easy. So what we have focused on is how we can improve our enforcement of existing laws," Obama said."
That's true. He hasn't "backed off at all" from his belief that the assault weapons ban made sense. He just backed off from his campaign promise. Again.