The National Rifle Association’s radio program, NRA News, recently broadcast an interview with former NRA President Marion Hammer in which she tore into the impulse among lawmakers to ban certain types of guns in the wake of the tragic shooting death of 26 in Newtown, Connecticut. She equated the banning of guns “because of the way they look” to the lamentable history of segregation in the United States.
Hammer told the NRA host that people were warned that if President Barack Obama was reelected, he would be “coming after our guns full tilt.”
“The predictions have panned out,” Hammer said. “We’re in for a massive fight like we’ve probably never seen before.”
When the NRA News host said that lawmakers had admitted that they intend to seek a ban on “the ugliest guns,” Hammer agreed and said that the impulse to ban scary looking guns is the moral equivalent of banning people of color.
“Banning people and things because of the way they look went out a long time ago, but here they are again,” Hammer said. “The color of a gun, the way it looks. It’s just bad politics.”
Watch the segment below via NRA News:
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