Marion Hammer, former president of the National Rifle Association, recently spoke out against an effort by congressional lawmakers to reinstate a ban on assault weapons, comparing such action to discriminating against people "because of the way they look."
In an interview on NRA News on Thursday, host Ginny Simone and Hammer argued that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was making a misguided crusade against gun owners with her push to renew an assault weapons ban that expired in 2004.
Simone then falsely claimed that supporters of the assault weapons ban "admit this is about banning the ugliest guns, it's about cosmetics and it has nothing to do about how a firearm works."
Hammer responded in agreement.
"Well, you know, banning people and things because of the way they look went out a long time ago," she said. "But here they are again. The color of a gun. The way it looks. It's just bad politics."
(Click over to Media Matters for video of the segment)
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