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JWagner 03-10-2013 05:12 PM

Nixon vs the handgun
 
This goes back pretty far, but who knew (or remembers) that President Nixon was really against gun ownership?

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/ap_news/us/article_7ed2b8ca-555d-5946-825c-d6eaaf1ca0e4.html

JonM 03-10-2013 05:19 PM

so were reagan carter clinton bush 1 and obama.

american presidents and political leaders are often against private ownership of firearms. they are uncomfortable with the idea they arent all powerful dictators and serve at our behest.

Jagermeister 03-10-2013 05:19 PM

I was two at the time. Yet, I did learn something new today. Fascinating.

AIKIJUTSU 03-10-2013 07:03 PM

Nixon was nuts. He had delusions of being "president (dictator) for life". He was a paranoid schizo, didn't even trust his own henchmen, recorded their conversations, had them followed.

locutus 03-10-2013 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 1171060)
so were reagan carter clinton bush 1 and obama.

american presidents and political leaders are often against private ownership of firearms. they are uncomfortable with the idea they arent all powerful dictators and serve at our behest.


Gotta throw the flag. Reagan was very pro-gun before the alzheimers. Reagan got the FOPA passed. He didn't get everything he (and we) wanted, but it repealed 3/4 of the very onerous GCA68.

Karter, Klinton and Bush the elder were bitterly anti-gun.,

opaww 03-10-2013 10:17 PM

I remember nixon, I even got an award from him framed and on my wall. I still would not buy a used car from him

alsaqr 03-10-2013 10:32 PM

Quote:

Reagan was very pro-gun before the alzheimers.
Uh, no!!!

As CA governor Reagan signed the Mulford Act into law, outlawing the carry of loaded guns in public. Reagan and the CA legislature peed all over their panties when the black panthers started carrying guns.

GTX63 03-10-2013 10:58 PM

Nison struck me as a snub nosed 38 sort of fellow.

blackxpress 03-10-2013 11:10 PM

Let's face it. People with strong libertarian leanings who revere and respect the Constitution don't even get to smell the White House. Haven't for a very long time. All of the presidents in modern history have been big gov't. statists to some degree or another. That goes double for Nixon. Disarming the citizenry is what big gov't. statists do.

Warrior1256 03-10-2013 11:10 PM

I was not aware of this. Thanks for the history lesson.


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