13 Mar. 2000
President Clinton reaches out to shake a hand while at the same time climbing on stage at the Cleveland Public Library, March 13. Sounding more aggrieved than outraged during his speech, Clinton reacted in measured tones to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre's suggestion that he had turned a blind eye to gun violations and exploited the resulting violence for political gain. At rear, right is House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-Mo).