In what may have been considered the safety and privacy (who really watches C-SPAN2 all that much?) of his own, US Attorney Eric Holder spoke to the Woman's National Democratic Club in 1995 and told them how he wanted to demonize guns in the same way cigarettes were being vilified.
Despite the uncomfortable chuckles from the audience, especially those who were probably impatiently waiting for his speech to end so they could go out and have a drag or two, Holder went on to say he was hoping for a campaign that would "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way."
Uncovered by Breitbart contributor Charles C. Johnson, the entire video clip shows Holder telling the audience how he was hoping some entertainment group would do the heavy lifting of selling the anti-gun message to our youth.
However the dirty little secret is that the demonization of cigarettes didn't entirely work. Smokers have been stigmatized, but unlike asbestos that was banned as a carcinogen, cigarettes generate tax revenue, so they will never be banned.
Guns generate tax money as well, which is why only certain types are being targeted and the brainwashing will be limited, at least for now.