“While we recognize that assault weapon legislation will not stop all assault weapon crime, statistics prove that we can dry up the supply of these guns, making them less accessible to criminals. We urge you to listen to the American public and to the law enforcement community and support a ban on the further manufacture of these weapons.”
(1994 letter to congressmen urging them to vote yes on an assualt weapon ban)
"It makes no sense for assault weapons to be around our society."
-George W. Bush
What do both of these men have in common? Both republcans and both got elected president of the Unites States. Both had the able to reason and understand when mabe the die hard base was' in tun with the vast majorty of Americans. If the GOP wants to have a legitimate shot at winning a national election they really need to step back and asses where popular opinion is on the matter and see why they have become the fringe party only suitable for the most extreme conservatives.