Quote of the day—Violence Policy Center

The defeat of Proposition B in Missouri is another nail in the coffin of the National Rifle Association, proof of its waning influence over American politics. The NRA unleashed a massive campaign of spending and grass roots mobilization, with personal appearances by leaders such as NRA President Charlton Heston. Nonetheless, Missourians rejected the ill-conceived hidden handgun proposal.

After losing in Missouri, where can the gun lobby count on victory? This defeat, coming on the heels of a resounding referendum vote in Florida to crack down on gun shows, proves that states once considered the heart of the NRA’s power base are rejecting its extremist pro-gun message. As Americans’ support for sensible gun control grows, the NRA’s power continues to crumble.

Violence Policy Center
Press release April 7, 1999
[Note that the year is 1999. Those were dark days for us.

I was reminded of this by the closing of the office of a gun control group.

One could also point out the observation made by Mark Twain, “The report of my death is an exaggeration”, would also be applicable here.—Joe]

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Violence Policy Center

  1. Well they ARE saying that still today, Just the Proverbial tanks are rolling down the street behind them.

    Remember, reality is their mortal enemy.

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