January 14, 2013
Chicago mayor and former Obama chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, has proposed restricting the discussion over firearm ownership in America to law enforcement.
“Put the police chief and the law enforcement community front and center,” Emanuel told the Center for American Progress. “Everybody else, from politician to whatever, take a backseat.”
Emanuel was instrumental during the Clinton administration in getting the 1994 assault-weapons ban passed.
Back in 2007, Emanuel, then a member of the United States House of Representatives, told the annual Stand Up For a Safe America event sponsored by the Brady Center that Americans on the terrorist no fly list would not be allowed to own a gun.
On Monday, Emanuel is slated to participate in a discussion between Democrats who have played leading roles in the effort to scale back the Second Amendment. The discussion is led by the influential Democrat think tank, Center for American Progress.
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