May 24, 1995 in Nation/World

Nra: Clinton Seeks ‘Police State’ Newsday

 

In another vitriolic mass fund-raising mailing, the National Rifle Association has charged President Clinton with seeking a “police state.”

And it urged its 3 million members to crowd into constituent meetings with members of Congress who favor gun control and force them to “make peace.”

In response to the mailing, which went out late last week, Rep. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., one of the NRA’s leading congressional antagonists, told a news conference Tuesday that “the leadership of the NRA are fearmongers of the worst kind.”

The NRA warned that despite victories in November, when Republicans took control of Capitol Hill, “congressmen - even some of our allies - are turning their backs on us. … What’s worse, Congress’ leading anti-gun representatives Schumer, (Sen. Dianne) Feinstein (D-Calif.), (Sen. Edward M.) Kennedy (D-Mass.) and (Rep. Major) Owens (D-N.Y.) all survived their last elections. … Last year, they … took America one step closer to their dream of total gun control and citizen disarmament.”


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