Interested in the History of 1990s Gun Control? Go to the Clinton Library Website

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Justin, Apr 19, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Justin

    Justin Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    19,421
    Location:
    THE CHAIR IS AGAINST THE WALL
    clinton.presidentiallibraries.us/

    Tons of documentation here, including faxes, emails, and scanned notes. Searching on terms like "assault weapon," "large capacity," "gun control," "Smith and Wesson," "National Rifle Association," "Roundup" and others will dump a treasure trove of information that should satisfy anyone who's interested in the machiavellian scheming behind gun control in the 1990s.

    A few interesting things I noticed:
    Most of the communication early in Clinton's term is via fax. About midway through, everything switches over to email.

    Handgun Control Inc. (Now the Brady Campaign) was considered a serious ally of the administration at the time, and some of their policy recommendations are flat out insane.

    The tension after the 1994 Republican Revolution is palpable, there's a lot of time spent trying to figure out the best strategies for dealing with a Republican congress.

    The DNC planners at the time didn't think there would be any serious Republican opposition to the AWB as they considered it a fringe issue for the party. It's interesting to note just how much more pro-gun the Republicans have gotten in the intervening years.
     
  2. Garrobo

    Garrobo Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2015
    Messages:
    261
    Been there,

    remember that.
     
  3. glove

    glove Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Messages:
    599
    Location:
    Richfield, Ohio
    And the funny thing is they keep voting these same people in over and over again. :):) A good example Barack Husein Obama:D. Next it will be 8 years with Hillary, When will we learn:rolleyes:
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2015
  4. Midwest

    Midwest Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    Messages:
    2,569
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Thanks for the tip, I'm looking at it now. I put in "Gun Control" in search and came back with 13318 results.

    Edit: Found this. 10,000% Bullet tax proposed by Senator Moynihan

    http://clinton.presidentiallibraries.us/items/show/22501

    The Treasury was considering it at the time

    "we would be pleased to work with the committee as it considers the legislation"
    .
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2015
  5. ErikO

    ErikO Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    517
    Location:
    Eastern Missouri
    I do believe that HRC was a 'consultant' on the writing of the AWB.
     
  6. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,287
    Location:
    WI
    scary stuff, it just don't seem that long ago
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice