Joe Biden, the man Obama has chosen to lead his gun-control effort now, four years ago: “If [Obama] tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem.”
As a friend of mine says, the meanest thing you can do to a politician is quote him accurately.
The Secret History of Guns
The Ku Klux Klan, Ronald Reagan, and, for most of its history, the NRA all worked to control guns. The Founding Fathers? They required gun ownership—and regulated it. And no group has more fiercely advocated the right to bear loaded weapons in public than the Black Panthers—the true pioneers of the modern pro-gun movement. In the battle over gun rights in America, both sides have distorted history and the law, and there’s no resolution in sight.
More —> Adam Winkler, The Atlantic