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Nixon Was a Raving Liberal Part II!

Posted on the 28 August 2011 by Mikeb302000
Ok, if proposing and supporting laws and other causes which ensure guns get into the hands of criminals, lunatics, and just about everybody else who shouldn't even dream of owning a firearm is "conservative", I guess that makes gun banning "tricky Dicky" a screaming liberal!
Twenty years ago, I asked Richard Nixon what he thought of gun control. His on-the-record reply: 'Guns are an abomination.' Free from fear of gun owners' retaliation at the polls, he favored making handguns illegal and requiring licenses for hunting rifles.
--- William Safire (originally from a New York Times column), Los Angeles Daily News, June 15, 1999, P. 15.

And while we're at it Ronald Reagan:
“Reagan last week declared his support for a bill requiring a seven-day waiting period for handgun purchases. He did so at a George Washington University ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the shooting that almost killed him and permanently disabled his press secretary, James S. Brady.

“It is called the Brady Bill, and Reagan said Congress should enact it without delay. ‘It's just plain common sense that there be a waiting period to allow local law enforcement officials to conduct background checks on those who wish to buy a handgun,’ the former president said.’”

“It was Governor Ronald Reagan of California who signed the Mulford Act in 1967, ‘prohibiting the carrying of firearms on one's person or in a vehicle, in any public place or on any public street.’ The law was aimed at stopping the Black Panthers, but affected all gun owners.

“Twenty-four years later, Reagan was still pushing gun control. ‘I support the Brady Bill,’ he said in a March 28, 1991 speech, ‘and I urge the Congress to enact it without further delay.’" SOURCE

People seem to forget that Jim Brady, for whom the Brady Campaign was named, was Reagan's press secretary who was seriously injured during John Hinkley's attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan.

So, gun control is hardly liberal: it's common sense.

Which means you'd think Jim Brady having his brain shot out would make him an RKBA supporter!

I guess the injury didn't affect his common sense.

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