The president of the National Rifle Association has weighed in: comparing American politicians with gun control proposals to Adolf Hitler is doing it right.
A day after pro-NRA protesters arrived at the state capitol in New York with signs equating Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) with Hitler, NRA president David Keene went on an Albany, NY radio station and defended them.
From the New York Daily News:
“Folks that are cognizant of the history, not just in Germany but elsewhere, look back to the history and say we can’t let that sort of thing happen here,” Keene said during an Albany radio appearance.
Keene’s point is a common one among gun rights activists, who often accuse supporters of gun control of going down the path to fascism. Jewish rights groups like the ADL have called on gun rights advocates to stop mentioning Hitler when talking about the American debate over gun control.