to a caller on his radio show, the former governor had this to say:
Know that when you bring that up you get people who get crazy on us, and they’ll start saying, ‘Oh there you go comparing to the Nazis.’ And I understand the reaction, but it’s the truth. You cannot take people’s rights away if they’re resisting and if they have the means to resist, but once they’re disarmed and the people who are trying to take over have all the power, not just political, not just financial, but they have the physical power to domesticate us and to subjugate us to their will
The issue of gun control has been a contentious issue, with Republicans mainly opposing gun control measures, arguing that it infringes upon their second amendment rights.
Democrats on the other hand have made the policy of gun control one of their main political positions after a spate of shootings, most notable, the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting that left several children dead.
Several states have recently been coming up with their own gun control measures, while the Federal government itself is still going over proposed legislation
on dealing with the issue.