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HISTORICAL PHOTO: President Ronald Reagan aims a rifle through a window from Air Force One, c. 1983
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Posted on 09/10/2013 6:56:23 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Reagan

40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan aims a rifle from a window onboard Air Force One; circa 1983

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KEYWORDS: 1980s; airforceone; badass; banglist; guncontrol; gunsandammo; potus; reagan; rifleman; ronaldreagan; ronaldusmaximus; secondamendment
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This photo harkens back to an era when we had a real man, and a real American, sitting in the Oval Office. The Great Ronaldus Maximus was a bad@ss ... a man who set an example for other men.

I wouldn't be surprised if this photo was taken when Air Force One was flying into Moscow, or some other inhospitable commie zone.

1 posted on 09/10/2013 6:56:23 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

The blond chick looks to be impressed with the length of Regan’s member.


2 posted on 09/10/2013 6:58:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: DogByte6RER

Nice picture, decent rifle but VERY poor trigger discipline by a man who should really know better.


3 posted on 09/10/2013 7:01:08 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: DogByte6RER

“And then once I had Carter cornered, I woulda said “Dance, Peanut Farmer, dance!”


4 posted on 09/10/2013 7:02:54 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: DogByte6RER

“Okay, watch this......I’m gonna knock that diaper head right off of his flyin’ carpet with my first shot!!!!”


5 posted on 09/10/2013 7:03:29 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: tanknetter

Also an accomplished actor, who knew he was on camera. :)


6 posted on 09/10/2013 7:04:23 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: Paladin2

You have issues.


7 posted on 09/10/2013 7:07:09 PM PDT by Vision (Trayvon Martin illustrates the bankruptcy of the modern civil rights movement.)
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To: tanknetter

Oh for crying out loud! He’s not actually hunting or using it for self-defense - EVERY gun thread has to have an arm-chair QB.


8 posted on 09/10/2013 7:08:59 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: DogByte6RER

the perfect antidote for the pre 911 blues...and listening to what passes for our current “president”

Thank you~!


9 posted on 09/10/2013 7:09:24 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: Paladin2

LOL, at your comment and at the reply you got for it.


10 posted on 09/10/2013 7:10:07 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Vision

it’s easy to spot the infiltrators


11 posted on 09/10/2013 7:12:17 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: DogByte6RER

Heh... Reagan was a lefty.


12 posted on 09/10/2013 7:14:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: tanknetter

You’re right.


13 posted on 09/10/2013 7:14:56 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: tanknetter

“Nice picture, decent rifle but VERY poor trigger discipline by a man who should really know better.”

Aw, cut him some slack. At least he showed that he’s pro gun. What’s interesting to me is; while Reagan wrote right handed he was actually left handed which is obvious by the pic. Being a port sider myself I find this sort of thing interesting. Just a side note, Bruce Willis is also an interesting dude when it comes to hand guns. He’s left handed but right eyed, cross dominant. So, when he shoots he looks kinda awkward.


14 posted on 09/10/2013 7:16:18 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Paladin2

Dude! It’s not a member, it’s a Weatherby.


15 posted on 09/10/2013 7:17:14 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: DogByte6RER; LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; Jet Jaguar; tomkow6; monkapotamus; SandRat

That sooo coollll


16 posted on 09/10/2013 7:17:24 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Lancey Howard

not sure it may be a photo reversal he was probably left hand dominant or ambidextrous


17 posted on 09/10/2013 7:17:50 PM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: tanknetter

Trigger nazis? Please, just say no to nit picking.


18 posted on 09/10/2013 7:19:04 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: DogByte6RER

Please tell me he was aiming at Sam Donaldson


19 posted on 09/10/2013 7:24:46 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Bidimus1
That's what I thought, too, but the "EXIT" sign above his head reads correctly. I know Reagan was right-handed, so it's interesting he would site a rifle left-handed... Or, maybe he was striking a pose for the camera and so he is holding the rifle unnaturally. Or, maybe he was truly amidextrous. My Dad was like that.


20 posted on 09/10/2013 7:25:46 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: All
Reagan P080412PS-0464 Wow ... what a difference. There is just no comparison between Reagan and Obama ...
21 posted on 09/10/2013 7:26:12 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: doc1019

Tell that to the dead


22 posted on 09/10/2013 7:29:00 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: tanknetter

1 billion percent correct. I noticed that in 1 millisecond. Also the stock weld looks like that of a girl. Strange.


23 posted on 09/10/2013 7:29:28 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

So, if not hunting, pick up a weapon, put it in somebody’s eye socket, and pull the trigger. Got it.


24 posted on 09/10/2013 7:32:52 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

ALL guns are loaded. Never touch the trigger unless you are ready to destroy what is in front of the gun.


25 posted on 09/10/2013 7:33:38 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: tanknetter

no, the media was in target.


26 posted on 09/10/2013 7:37:40 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: tanknetter

Indeed.

Punching a round through a window at 35,000 feet would be bad — even if it were an accident.


27 posted on 09/10/2013 7:49:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
ALL guns are loaded. Never touch the trigger unless you are ready to destroy what is in front of the gun.

&5 years I been around guns not one unloaded one ever killed anyone, and none of mine loaded or otherwise, ever went of by accident. I love those morons on YouTube that constantly show that their weapons are unloaded. Who they going to shoot over the TV Screen?

28 posted on 09/10/2013 8:00:23 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Heh... Reagan was a lefty.

My first thought as well. Not sure of his cheek weld on the stock either. BTW, he isn't aiming out the window, he is trying to look through the scope and he needs light to do so.

29 posted on 09/10/2013 8:02:29 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: ConservativeInPA

He may be left eye dominant.


30 posted on 09/10/2013 8:12:17 PM PDT by nonsporting
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He may be left eye dominant.

True. Personally, I go back and forth (over the years) between right and left eyes. Works great with pistols, not so much with shotguns. Rifles with a scope, not a problem.

31 posted on 09/10/2013 8:15:49 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: tanknetter
Nice picture, decent rifle but VERY poor trigger discipline by a man who should really know better.

Just saying ... people dry fire weapons after checking if the chamber is clear. It would be another thing if it was a video and you could see his finger instantly wrap around the trigger. (WIth that said, I have taught my kids and wife to never allow a photo to be taken with their finger on the trigger. I simply don't allow photos of me to be taken.)

32 posted on 09/10/2013 8:22:34 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Great observation.

Did you also notice he’s on board AF1 and not about to shoot, or did you just miss that?


33 posted on 09/10/2013 8:42:43 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: snoringbear

I write right handed, throw left handed and when I realized I was left eye dominant a couple of years ago and started shooting left handed, my marksmanship improved nicely. Much more so with a rifle than a handgun.


34 posted on 09/10/2013 8:57:23 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Vision
Absolutely.

Right handed and left eye dominant. Shooting left handed works.

35 posted on 09/10/2013 9:10:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Your comments are non-sequiturs.


36 posted on 09/10/2013 10:16:07 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: DogByte6RER
The photo harkens back to a an era when we had a real man, and a Real American,sitting in the Oval Office. You've got that right, Brother.
37 posted on 09/11/2013 2:07:27 AM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

“I write right handed, throw left handed and when I realized I was left eye dominant a couple of years ago and started shooting left handed, my marksmanship improved nicely. Much more so with a rifle than a handgun.”

My wife is also cross dominant; left handed but right eyed. Realizing this when she first started shooting with me, I taught her to shoot right handed. And, she’ turned into an excellent shot. I think there’s a higher probability for converting a shooter to use their off-hand than their weak-eye. I seen people try eye patches and such but they don’t seem to help much.


38 posted on 09/11/2013 3:50:39 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You clearly don’t know the definition of that term.


39 posted on 09/11/2013 4:11:28 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: IMR 4350

What!? Playing with guns is bad unless you’re on a plane?


40 posted on 09/11/2013 4:13:51 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: itsahoot

Are you saying playing with “unloaded” guns is okay?


41 posted on 09/11/2013 4:16:58 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: snoringbear

For me that was the funny thing. I am not ambidextrous, just sort of partly right and partly left handed. So my handgun accuracy is better with my dominant eye side (left) but only marginally so.

I was told by a progressive teacher that because of this I shouldn’t be able to read. Har har.


42 posted on 09/11/2013 5:51:03 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

If that picture puts you in panic mode I’d advise you to never go to a gun show or you’ll be crapping your pants.

It’s quite common to see people check the length of pull by putting their finger on the trigger.

Quite frankly making the comments you and others did from looking at a picture where you know absolutely nothing about what was taking place at the time the picture was taken makes you look like a know it all idiot.

What you did was the same thing the anti gun freaks do.

Put their own fears from what they see in a picture they know nothing about.


43 posted on 09/11/2013 6:41:07 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

I’ve been to a billion gun shows. Check my posts.

He’s playing with a gun on an airplane. He screwed up.


44 posted on 09/11/2013 6:47:20 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Doctor 2Brains

No he didn’t.

RR could strap on a hog leg and practice his fast draw on a plane and it still wouldn’t bother me.


45 posted on 09/11/2013 7:07:39 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

He’s playing with a gun on an airplane. He screwed up.


46 posted on 09/11/2013 7:09:01 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Mommy!

RR has a gun on an airplane.

He scareded me, make him stop!


47 posted on 09/11/2013 7:42:37 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

He’s playing with a gun on an airplane. He screwed up.


48 posted on 09/11/2013 7:48:43 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Doctor 2Brains

You’ve repeated the same thing 3 times.

When you repeat the same thing 3 times that makes you right.

I’m now convinced RR screwed up.

Panic! Panic! Panic!


49 posted on 09/11/2013 8:02:08 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

He’s playing with a gun on an airplane. He screwed up.


50 posted on 09/11/2013 8:06:09 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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