01-08-2008, 11:15 PM
Clinton-era war on guns revealed
WorldNetDaily: Clinton-era war on guns revealed
Among other things, Clinton proposed a mandatory "license" for gun ownership, wanted to require inventories for gun dealers and worked to limit certain types of arms from being allowed in the United States. |
The newly-found papers show that there was a concerted effort to orchestrate a series of moves that would have severely closed down the window for gun ownership.
The note from Spitzer is addressed to Bruce Reed, director of the Domestic Policy Council at the time, and typified the political attitude. Spitzer noted that cities and states had begun negotiating with members of the gun industry over a series of lawsuits over the liability of gun makers for actions taken by gun users.
"The objective of the lawsuits – and, of course, of the settlement negotiations – was to save lives by having the gun companies adopt commercial measures to keep guns out of criminals' hands and incorporate safety devices to prevent gun accidents," the note said.
In Clinton's handwriting at the top, there's a note, "Bruce, See me re: this … has some good ideas for future."
Those ideas included denying gun makers the right to sell guns to the military and law enforcement unless they signed an anti-gun "code of conduct " that would have crippled the industry, Judicial Watch said.
The letter said government officials were working toward an industry-wide standard that gun manufacturers would "take responsibility for their downstream sales" and work to design handguns that would not appeal to criminals, even though there was no consensus "as to what makes a gun attractive to criminals."
And auto makers should be responsible for Drunk Drivers ............
The letter also suggested a private group outside the government and beyond the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms would be needed to monitor gun makers and sales. That unidentified group would have the power to "force any non-compliant signatories to the agreement to adhere to its principles." |
The memorandum from Blumenthal to Reed also included information about plans for class-action lawsuits against gun makers.
"I think this is a very promising idea. Let's talk about it soon," he wrote.
"The 'promising idea' identified by Blumenthal involved filing massive product liability and negligence lawsuits against major handgun makers," Judicial Watch said. A clip from The Los Angeles Times included with the note called that "the opening salvo in a campaign against the gun industry by an alliance of anti-tobacco attorneys and local governments."
Hmm did the guns fail to fire ? nope .... sounds like something out of a John Grisham Novel ...........
like somehow Colt, S&W, HK ...etc can control how their product is used once it goes out the door .......... Maybe 3rd world countries should sue Russia for dumoing Millions of AK's on the world markets during the Cold War ........
Last edited by RadioPatrol; 01-08-2008 at 11:19 PM.
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