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Bill Clinton Cautions Obama: Do Not Patronize Gun Owners

Luscious Lars Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 4:54 PM
I belong to both. What's wrong with that? The NRA has the political clout, the GOA takes the more hardline approach. At different times, there are different requirements and responses warranted. Sometimes we need the money and political clout (NRA), and sometimes we need hardliners to remind the moderates of what's at stake if we cave on a certain issue. I like having both groups in my corner. But it's a free country, at least for now. It's becoming less so, every day.

Former President Bill Clinton, who suffered significant political damage after signing into law the original assault weapons ban, is cautioning President Obama against patronizing his gun control opponents, in particular gun owners.

Appearing before Obama's National Finance Committee and various business leaders, Clinton stressed that guns present different cultural complexities than other political issues.

"Do not patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents by looking down your nose at them," he said, according to Politico.

Clinton's words are wise, but it may be too late. The Obama campaign team has already