1994: Jody Powell on gun control
"As much as I hate to say it, the NRA is effective primarily because it is largely right when it claims that most gun control laws inconvenience and threaten the law-abiding while have little or no impact on violent crime or criminals. (If you doubt this, call the DC government, say you just moved to town with a couple of shotguns for hunting, and ask what you need to do to reply with the law)"
"If the answer is 'no' in both cases, consider whether the benefits are worth making Bob Dole majority leader."
"Your problem and the national problem does not come from people who love guns and hunting and other shooting sports."