American prosecutor, later U.S. Senator and author of the 1968 Gun Control Act, Thomas Dodd at Nuremberg, 1946.The way I described it to an emailing reader is this:
The "sporting purposes" language -- lifted by Senator Thomas Dodd from the Nazi law -- is itself, without modification, the principal constitutional offense and gateway to tyranny in the 1968 Gun Control Act. Any "tweak" of language which strengthens that offense and widens that gateway increases the danger to the rest of us of future arbitrary bans and confiscation, ALL WITH THE IMPRIMATUR OF A GOP-LED CONGRESS! What a huge win for the antis. I hope this makes it clearer.