Bill Clinton warns Democrats not to lightly dismiss gun owners and the people who represent them. I think it is sage advice, but for Clinton it is also self-serving. I imagine Bill and Hillary would still like to be the patriarchs of the Democratic Party, and Obama is a threat to that. If Obama gets his ass handed to him, he can smugly say “I told you.” Of course, he still has choice words for NRA:
Clinton also recalled threatening to veto a bill as Arkansas governor that would have prevented the city of Little Rock from instituting an assault weapons ban.
Clinton said that an National Rifle Association lobbyist threatened him over his veto in the state house, saying that the group would cause problems for his upcoming presidential campaign in rural states like Texas.
“Right there in the lobby,” Clinton said. “They thought they could talk to governors that way.”
“I knew I was getting older when I didn’t hit him,” Clinton said. Clinton recalls telling the NRA lobbyist, “If that’s the way you feel, you get your gun, I’ll get my gun and I’ll see you in Texas.”
Why are anti-gun people so violent? And why can’t we talk to governors that way? A governor is not a king. He serves the people.
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