Nixon vs the handgun

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by JWagner, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. JWagner

    JWagner New Member

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  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    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.
     

  3. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    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.
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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 He didn't get everything he (and we) wanted, but it repealed 3/4 of the very onerous GCA68.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.,
     
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  6. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    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
     
  7. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  8. GTX63

    GTX63 New Member

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

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    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.
     
  10. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 New Member

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

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    And Nixon was an absolute Saint compared to LBj, Karter, Klinton, and Bush the elder.:(:(
     
  12. blackxpress

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    Seriously? Name the last president who actually reduced the size and scope of government.
     
  13. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    how dare you enter this argument with facts?