In this 1995 footage of Attorney General Eric Holder, when he was Attorney General for the District of Columbia, he remarks before the Woman’s National Democratic Club, broadcast by CSPAN 2, that gun owners should be shamed like smokers who “cower outside of buildings” to smoke.
“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns,” said Holder, “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. 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.” Laughter followed.
This is the same clip in which Holder also stated that we need to “really brainwash people to think about guns in a vastly different way.”
Remember these are the people in positions of authority in our land. The real danger in our country does not come from the barrel of a gun, but from people like Attorney General Eric Holder.