Ronald Reagan Supported Assault Weapo...

Ronald Reagan Supported Assault Weapons Ban

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Watermark

Jackson, MO

#1 Jan 22, 2013
Oh, that's right. The Republican Messiah himself, the Ayatollah of the Conservative, indeed supported and helped pass the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994.

As the assault weapon ban vote neared, Reagan — who as president had signed 1986 legislation loosening restrictions on guns — wrote a letter with former Presidents Ford and Carter to the House of Representatives urging them to vote in favor of the ban.

“We are writing to urge your support for a ban on the domestic manufacture of military-style assault weapons. This is a matter of vital importance to the public safety,” the letter said.

“While we recognize that assault weapon legislation will not stop all assault weapon crime, statistics prove that we can dry up the supply of these guns, making them less accessible to criminals. We urge you to listen to the American public and to the law enforcement community and support a ban on the further manufacture of these weapons,” the letter said concluding.
guest

Jackson, MO

#2 Jan 22, 2013
Watermark wrote:
Oh, that's right. The Republican Messiah himself, the Ayatollah of the Conservative, indeed supported and helped pass the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994.
As the assault weapon ban vote neared, Reagan — who as president had signed 1986 legislation loosening restrictions on guns — wrote a letter with former Presidents Ford and Carter to the House of Representatives urging them to vote in favor of the ban.
“We are writing to urge your support for a ban on the domestic manufacture of military-style assault weapons. This is a matter of vital importance to the public safety,” the letter said.
“While we recognize that assault weapon legislation will not stop all assault weapon crime, statistics prove that we can dry up the supply of these guns, making them less accessible to criminals. We urge you to listen to the American public and to the law enforcement community and support a ban on the further manufacture of these weapons,” the letter said concluding.
can you please provide proof of your claims
Watermark

Jackson, MO

#3 Jan 22, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>can you please provide proof of your claims
https://www.google.com/search...

Pick one and reply with silence.
Watermark

Jackson, MO

#4 Jan 24, 2013
Bump, and fire for effect.
Guest

Jackson, MO

#5 Jan 25, 2013
1911-A1

Dexter, MO

#6 Jan 25, 2013
"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." (Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-8)
1911-A1

Dexter, MO

#7 Jan 25, 2013
"And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants" (Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William S. Smith in 1787. Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939)
Watermark

Jackson, MO

#8 Jan 25, 2013
1911-A1 wrote:
"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." (Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-8)
.....with muskets.
1911-A1

Dexter, MO

#9 Jan 25, 2013
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence ... From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable ... the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good" (George Washington)

I can do this all day. There are our founding fathers.
Watermark

Jackson, MO

#10 Jan 25, 2013
1911-A1 wrote:
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence ... From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable ... the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good" (George Washington)
I can do this all day. There are our founding fathers.
You could do that all day? Yeah, I bet you could.

http://saf.org/pub/rkba/general/BogusFounderQ...

http://frankwarner.typepad.com/free_frank_war...

http://www.guncite.com/gc2ndbog.html
1911-A1

Dexter, MO

#11 Jan 25, 2013
Just proves you don't have a life
grisgris

De Soto, MO

#12 Jan 25, 2013
1911 --

Even though you could do this all day, it would be a total waste of time, so please spare us. Your quotes have nothing to do with the current gun control debate.

Nobody is coming for our guns. Nobody is advocating taking away our guns.

Anyone who believes that the US government is going to send our soldiers to confiscate all the guns in American households is a neo-nazi, irrational and stupid.
Watermark

Jackson, MO

#13 Jan 25, 2013
1911-A1 wrote:
Just proves you don't have a life
Says the person who claims they can cut and paste erroneous quotes all day long. Uh, huh.
1911-A1

Sikeston, MO

#14 Jan 25, 2013
Watermark wrote:
<quoted text>Says the person who claims they can cut and paste erroneous quotes all day long. Uh, huh.
And what were you doing ???

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