Dear Commons Community,
This past week we have seen the president, a number of state governors and hundreds of mayors come out in support of gun control. Most of us are proud that our elected officials are taking these steps. Former President Bill Clinton while supporting these measures also had a word of caution for President Obama.
“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.”