"There is no reason for anyone in this country, anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun. I used to think handguns could be controlled by laws about registration, by laws requiring waiting periods for purchasers, by laws making sellers check out the past of buyers. I now think the only way to control handgun use in this country is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution."
Glut of Guns: What Can We Do About Them?, USA Today, Jan. 16, 1992, at 9A
The quote is often attributed to Bill Clinton while signing the Brady Bill in 1993.