in which they said 'the real reason behind the assault weapons ban was to get people used to the idea of a gun being banned because of the name', or term, something like that? Was said after the Clinton ban sunsetted.
I remember reading it, but can't find it right now.
Update: Kevin listed a couple of others in comments, including one that proves that Krauthammer, smart as he is, has a very nasty victim-disarmament impulse. And, over at his place, he had this from Judge Kozinski:
All too many of the other great tragedies
of history - Stalin's atrocities, the killing fields of Cambodia, the
Holocaust, to name but a few - were perpetrated by armed troops against
unarmed populations. Many could well have been avoided or mitigated,
had the perpetrators known their intended victims were equipped with a
rifle and twenty bullets apiece, as the Militia Act required here. If a
few hundred Jewish fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto could hold off the
Wehrmacht for almost a month with only a handful of weapons, six
million Jews armed with rifles could not so easily have been herded
into cattle cars.
My excellent colleagues have forgotten these bitter lessons of history.
The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid
stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming
until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision,
one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other
rights have failed - where the government refuses to stand for
reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the
courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However
improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared
is a mistake a free people get to make only once.