Browsing the Clinton Presidential Library online
Probably the most interesting is the file on reactions to losing Printz v. US in the Supreme Court, which held that local LEOs could not simply be ordered to perform the background checks for some years until the Federal system was functional. Looks like the White House staff was going nuts over it, debating whether to "buy" law enforcement after the manner of the Crime Bill (I assume meaning give them lots of grants to mollify their opposition), maybe enact a very long waiting period (as it was, the dealer could transfer in no background check came in a few days), seek legislation to outlaw FFLs transferring handguns unless a background check were done, make performing them a condition of receiving certain federal funds? Debates whether something like this could be done via Executive Order....
Then there's the proposal to extend the "assault weapon ban" by totally banning possession of magazines holding more than ten rounds, that is, removing the "grandfather" exception for ones already made.
And proposals to restrict gun shows, and mandate some sort of child-proof gun, with the note that they're working with the one manufacturer who has a prototype.
Scary stuff.. I wonder what we'll learn about the CURRENT administration in 15 years or so..
Posted by: Hartley at October 9, 2012 09:24 PM
I'll bet the porn section is KILLER!!!
Posted by: Rugrash at October 9, 2012 11:17 PM
Note the correspondence to the attention of Elena Kagan, an future "impartial" Supreme Court justice.
Posted by: libertyman at October 11, 2012 06:06 PM
I hope that in another 15-20 years, we'll have restored our republic and that ALL files will be opened, showing the crimes committed against the people for the last 100 years. Maybe it's too much to hope for, but I don't want the task to pass to my children. It should be done in our lifetime.
Posted by: William Flatt at October 13, 2012 03:32 PM
Restore the Republic!
Posted by: Anonymous at October 13, 2012 03:34 PM