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Bill Clinton On Gun Control: 'Do Not Patronize The Passionate Supporters Of Your Opponents'

With President Barack Obama's gun-control plans out in the open, former President Bill Clinton spoke out Saturday on the need to proceed with caution.

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 comments echoed similar thoughts from April 2012, when he advised Obama to not bother with gun-control legislation for cultural reasons.

On Jan. 9 in Las Vegas, Clinton did address the use of high-capacity magazines in the United States, characterizing the presence of those weapons as "nuts."

"Why does anybody need one of those things that carries 100 bullets?," he asked.

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden revealed their gun control plan last Wednesday, which included criminal background checks on all gun sales, the reinstitution of an assault weapons ban, and a 10-round limit on ammunition magazines.


Can guns be an addiction?

Listening to the visceral reactions from those that oppose any sort of gun reform, makes me wonder if their intense response is from an addiction to guns. Much the same as cigs, alcohol or drugs. It's as if these people can't get enough guns to own and then still want bigger, better and more powerful.

While I hear some say it's their freedoms that they don't want to lose, it sounds somewhat hollow to me.... I think it's just a handy excuse to use, to keep all their "toys".

What are your thoughts on this?

Maddow report: How the ATF was weakened by the NRA

I was amazed at the information Rachel uncovered for this story. The more we see how ugly the NRA is, the better we can fight them. And building back up the ATF, will help gun control reform, set by the WH.

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