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Default President Bill Clinton April 6, 1998 Assault Weapons Ban!!!

While it is being promoted as Trump's "Executive Order Folly" on banning bumpstocks, as OPENING THE DOOR
FOR FUTURE Democratic presidents using "Executive Order" to ban guns, historical facts show otherwise.

On April 6, 1998 Bill Clinton USED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER, to permanently ban more than FIFTY TYPES of what were "considered" assault weapons being imported into the United States.
President Trump, opened the door on NOTHING (a bumpstock IS NOT a gun), that had not already been done over 2 DECADES AGO!

As I have said before, the Democrats have been after our guns long before there was a President Trump, and we have the "executive orders" to prove it.

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He didn't do us any favors with China either.
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To be fair the executive order as you have referenced was a ban on IMPORTS not a ban on owning. The owner ship limitation came in LEGISLATION known as the "Assault Weapons Ban", which wisely had a sunset clause and expired. Nice try at a spin though...
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To be fair the executive order as you have referenced was a ban on IMPORTS not a ban on owning. The owner ship limitation came in LEGISLATION known as the "Assault Weapons Ban", which wisely had a sunset clause and expired. Nice try at a spin though...
True NWBear, I remember it well. After the legislation was passed angry Americans cleaned out the House Democrats in the mid terms, and Republicans took control of the House for the first time in nearly 40 years. They forced President Clinton to balance the budget while he kicked, screamed and shut the government down, all to no avail. The budget was balanced despite Clinton, and years later, with a little revision of history, Clinton actually took credit for balancing that budget.
Unfortunately, over the next few decades, Republicans became not much better than the Democrats.
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Nice try at a spin though...
Spin?

Are you saying that Clinton DID NOT legislate gun control by "executive order", but Trump DID by banning the bumpstock?

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Nice try at a spin though...
Spin?

Are you saying that Clinton DID NOT legislate gun control by "executive order", but Trump DID by banning the bumpstock?
Well.,,,yeah.,,spin. You probably do not see it as such but it is,
The subject was Pres. Trump’s XO concerning bump stocks. You turned that (spun it) into aa accounting of and condemnation of Clinton’s XO of twenty years ago.
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Nice try at a spin though...
Spin?

Are you saying that Clinton DID NOT legislate gun control by "executive order", but Trump DID by banning the bumpstock?
Well.,,,yeah.,,spin. You probably do not see it as such but it is,
The subject was Pres. Trump’s XO concerning bump stocks. You turned that (spun it) into aa accounting of and condemnation of Clinton’s XO of twenty years ago.
Just sayin’.
No, I pointed out that while Trump DID ban bumpstocks with an executive order, it did not open the gates for future Democratic presidents to follow his lead on the 2nd ammendment by usin the EO, as Clinton, a Democrat had preceded him by over 2 decades in using EOs against the 2nd Amendment.
If anything, Trump copied his.

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Don't waste your time, Dee.
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Again an Executive order is NOT LEGISLATION!!! A ban on IMPORTS is NOT a ban on OWNERSHIP. The ownership restrictions came through LEGISLATION - which thankfully expired. I don't mind comparisons just make them the same thing... Imports is not equal to ownership. Would anyone care if the President banned the import of bump stocks????
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Don't waste your time, Dee.
Yeah, really.

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