Is a proposal by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to ban assault weapons the same thing as racial discrimination?
That's what former NRA president and current Tallahassee gun lobbyist Marion Hammer seems to think. She appeared on NRA News on Thursday and agreed with host Ginny Simone's take that Feinstein's bill is about "banning the ugliest guns.
"Well, you know, banning people and things because of the way they look went out a long time ago," said Hammer. "But here they are again. The color of a gun. The way it looks. It's just bad politics."
This isn't the first time the NRA has compared gun regulations to discrimination. Back in August, the NRA issued a press release that compared a University of Colorado decision to put students who wished to carry guns in their own dorm to Plessy v. Ferguson, a Supreme Court case that laid the groundwork for racist "separate by equal" laws.