Quote of the day—William Jefferson Clinton

The Brady bill will make the streets of America so safe that our nation’s police will not even need to carry guns anymore.

William Jefferson Clinton
On TV, while signing the Brady bill in 1993.
Quoted in Sheriff Richard Mack’s book, The Magic of Gun Control.
[Of course everyone knows now that President Clinton is a pathological liar and surely many people, including some of the supporters of the law, knew this was a lie at the time. What many probably didn’t know was that he even the chief advocates for the law who made far more modest claims about the law have a cultural and long history of lies.

But still there are people that believe the near equivalent of this even though just a little bit of rational thought will yield the conclusion that background checks cannot possible do any net good. People have a strong propensity to believe what they want to believe. And don’t get me started on the prior restraint of a specific enumerated right.

See also Robb Allen’s post on the Clinton quote from a couple of years ago.—Joe

Update: This quote may be one of those too good to be true things. Here is the signing speech.]


6 thoughts on “Quote of the day—William Jefferson Clinton

  1. Bill Clinton is also the one who signed the executive order making military installations into disarmed victim zones.

    • The premise (lie) among Progressives being that strength “provokes” enemies into attacking. We must therefore be as weak as possible. As usual, they have it perfectly backwards.

  2. “…police will not even need to carry guns anymore.”

    Because a 110 pound cop can so totally handle three 200 pound, drug-hyped attackers bare-handed, and because, obviously, something that’s been banned is always totally unavailable to criminals, and because the Brady totally eliminated all access to all guns.

    He was as wrong as wrong can be. He was perfectly wrong, and to some people that is a motivation in and of itself. I truly believe that he gets a thrill out of getting away with such wrongness; that he can pull off something so blatantly false, knowing that some people see exactly what he’s doing and can’t stop it.
    “…ooooooh, my beautiful wickedness….” – The Wicked Witch of the West

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