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Clinton: I had cultural advantage on gun laws
pioneer press ^ | 4-20-12 | katen matthews

Posted on 04/20/2012 6:04:16 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

NEW YORK—President Barack Obama should not bother trying to pass gun-control legislation because the issue is partly cultural and Obama is from an urban area, former President Bill Clinton said Thursday. Clinton was asked about the gun issue during his keynote address at a New York City conference on sustainability.

The former president said Obama is from Chicago and "he was in the state Senate from the most liberal district in Chicago."

Clinton said he was able to sign the 1993 Brady handgun law, which mandated federal background checks for gun buyers, because he was from Arkansas, had grown up among hunters and had hunted in his youth.

"I knew what to do," Clinton said. "They couldn't turn me into some freak, and I went after them."

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bang; clinton; gun; obama
Yeah, but look how great gun control works in Chicago.
1 posted on 04/20/2012 6:04:22 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

From a distance, even liberals realize that Clinton is almost(but not quite) as vapid a dork as Obama.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 6:07:31 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: TurboZamboni

The GOP would be wise to use gun control as a means of dividing blacks from the democrats. The news out of Detroit and other cities with stand your ground laws are full of stories of blacks protecting themselves with guns.


3 posted on 04/20/2012 6:08:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TurboZamboni

In Fairness, King Putt has hunted before... For lots of lost presidential golf balls, and back in the land of birth for his next meal of dog.


4 posted on 04/20/2012 6:11:02 AM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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To: cripplecreek

The KKK and the NAACP agree: both think blacks should not be able to buy guns to protect themselves.


5 posted on 04/20/2012 6:11:45 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: TurboZamboni

that’s why your buddy Al lost his home state, dipwad


6 posted on 04/20/2012 6:12:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Autonomous User

I guess having both a Democrat majority in both the house and senate had no bearing on this. /sarc


7 posted on 04/20/2012 6:13:16 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: TurboZamboni
Clinton said he was able to sign the 1993 Brady handgun law

And then in 1994 the Democrats were demolished in the election and the GOP took control of the House for the first time in many many years.
8 posted on 04/20/2012 6:13:24 AM PDT by Tailback
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To: TurboZamboni

The tide has been running against Gun Control since before Obama arrived on the national scene — he just accelerated it with his marxist rhetoric.

If you recall, Al Gore & John Kerry both ran and hid on the issue of Guns. Their polling showed them that the traditional democrat stance on gun control was a very big loser for them. Which is not to say that democrats haven’t continued to seek backdoor ways to regulate firearms.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 6:13:33 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: TurboZamboni

The tide has been running against Gun Control since before Obama arrived on the national scene — he just accelerated it with his marxist rhetoric.

If you recall, Al Gore & John Kerry both ran and hid on the issue of Guns. Their polling showed them that the traditional democrat stance on gun control was a very big loser for them. Which is not to say that democrats haven’t continued to seek backdoor ways to regulate firearms.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 6:13:33 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: cripplecreek
The GOP would be wise to use gun control as a means of dividing blacks from the democrats.

Good idea, but the left does a better job of telling them that they're victims. That only THEY can help them.

11 posted on 04/20/2012 6:17:55 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: TurboZamboni
"I knew what to do," Clinton said. "They couldn't turn me into some freak, and I went after them."

Right, Bill. That's why even Barney Frank repeatedly told his Democrat colleagues to avoid gun-control legislation like the plague - he saw that it brought out the heaviest opposition and prevented the Democrats from holding power long enough to do some other things that they wanted.

The '94 election results were in no small part a result of Clinton's anti-gun agenda. And as far as turning Clinton into a "freak", I recall Wayne LaPierre angering ol' Slick considerably, when he said that Clinton needed a certain amount of gun-related violence to further his agenda. Didn't back down when Bill attempted a rebuttal, either.

12 posted on 04/20/2012 6:20:08 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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"I knew what to do," Clinton said. "They couldn't turn me into some freak, and I went after them."

No Bubba, they couldn't turn you into some freak: you did that all by yourself.

13 posted on 04/20/2012 6:21:27 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: coloradan

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14 posted on 04/20/2012 6:22:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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"I knew what to do," Clinton said. "They couldn't turn me into some freak, and I went after them the Constitution."
15 posted on 04/20/2012 6:31:09 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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>> Clinton ... had grown up among hunters and had hunted in his youth.

Many are BillyJeff’s fond memories of slipping into the woods, bars, and political rallies, slightly bent gun at the ready, stalking the elusive Poontang.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 6:32:03 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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Lest we all forget......the Brady Bill so mobilized the gun owners that the libtards were butchered at the polls in 1994 suffering the greatest electoral defeat since 1860. They lost control of the House with a 54 vote gain and the Senate with a 6 seat? gain. Tom Dashcle got fired by SD.

Gingrich and the Class of 94 held the drunken draft dodging dope smoking dirty old bastard in check and actually forced budgetary restraint on him....that of course he and the libtards claim as their own.

Even too stupid by 1/2 Bill Clinton admitted the NRA handed him his head in the 94 mid terms.


17 posted on 04/20/2012 6:40:58 AM PDT by Lowell1775
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To: Nervous Tick

I thought Clinton hunted the double-breasted bed-thrasher.


18 posted on 04/20/2012 6:44:37 AM PDT by damper99
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To: Puppage
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19 posted on 04/20/2012 7:29:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: damper99

>> I thought Clinton hunted the double-breasted bed-thrasher.

He wasn’t picky about what he trained his gun on.


20 posted on 04/20/2012 7:41:46 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: TurboZamboni
Billy, we know how successful you were while in office, everyone gets it!

Successful in totally embarrassing our nation, successful in staining(litterally)the sanctity of the oval office, successful in allowing foreign entities to gain sensitive technical secrets.

Thanx so much for your service to this nation....now, please, disappear!

21 posted on 04/20/2012 7:59:25 AM PDT by servantboy777
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“Clinton said. “They couldn’t turn me into some freak”

No Bill, you did that well enough on your own.


22 posted on 04/20/2012 9:34:45 AM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: cripplecreek
“The GOP would be wise to use gun control as a means of dividing blacks from the democrats.”

Yes, but the GOPee is afraid that the MSM won't like them and write nice things or broadcast nice things about them. Besides, Mittens is a big fan of gun control and the GOPee wouldn't want to put Mittens in a compromised position where he'd be competing with Obama as “gungrabber-in-chief”.

23 posted on 04/20/2012 10:18:44 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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