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Bill Clinton Cautions Obama: Do Not Patronize Gun Owners

Tom1000 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 9:09 AM
He'll throw caution to the wind and make hay while the sun shines, if you can call the massacre in Sandy Hook "sunshine". Can't let a crisis go to waste, and with our short attention spans, the window on significant gun control is closing. Just go to Walmart and try to buy come .22LR, or almost any semi-automatic rifle in any sporting goods store. Folks know what he's up to, and are taking every precaution they can. "It'll never pass Congress?" A couple of months ago we were told that Obama's chances of reelection were poor with the dismal economy and high unemployment numbers.

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