Eric Holder Reveals Effort by Government to Demonize Gun Ownership
January 10, 2012
Breitbart contributor Charles Johnson has discovered video footage from 1995 that perfectly demonstrates the attitude of the federal government toward the Second Amendment and the so-called “gun culture” prevalent in America’s heartland.
The video was posted today on the NewsBusters website.
“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we’ve changed our attitudes about cigarettes,” Holder told the Woman’s National Democratic Club. “You know, when I was growing up, people smoked all the time. Both my parents did. But over time, we changed the way that people thought about smoking, so now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and don’t want to admit it.”
The federal government’s effort to demonize the Second Amendment since Holder made his remarks nearly 20 years ago has been nothing short of a dismal failure.