Skip to comments.Ronald Reagan on Gun control
Posted on 06/21/2006 8:27:22 AM PDT by tcostell
In our September 1975 issue, Ronald Reagan, then two-time Governer of California, penned this column. A man of conviction, Ronaldus Magnus was true to these words before and during his eight-year presidency.
There are tales of robbery victims that are shot down in cold blood or executed "gangland style." There are stories of deranged parents killing their children or deranged children killing their parents. There are reports of snipers. And now and then the headlines blurt out that an assassin has struck again, killing a prominent official or citizen. All of these stories involve the use of guns, or seem to. As a result, there is growing clamor to outlaw guns, to ban guns, to confiscate guns in the name of public safety and public good.
These demands come from people genuinely concerned about rising crime rates, persons such as Sheriff Peter Pitchess of Los Angeles, who says gun control is an idea whose time has come. They come from people who see the outlawing of guns as a way of outlawing violence. And they come from those who see confiscation of weapons as one way of keeping the people under control.
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No. The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act was signed by Clinton in 1994. Reagan signed the 1986 Firearms Owners Protection Act that modified the Gun Control Act of 1968. While it made somethings easier, like transferring long guns across State lines, and outlawed other things, like tracking ammo purchases, it did hit us with a couple of hidden "poison pills" like the '86 limit on machine gun transfers.
Considering none of the Federal gun laws pass a Constitutional smell test, by anyone other than gun grabbing moonbats, one good SCOTUS case could clear the slate repealing everything back to the onerous National Firearms Act of 1934.
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government and to provide new Guards for their future security."
I'm ready for the old "heave ho!" How about you?
With the Republicans being "punished" gun control forces are back up off the floor, re-energized and ready to go.
I think it is inevitable.
Gun confiscation during a natural disaster is one thing. Gun confiscation for no reason is another. If the dems suddenly banned guns for no justifiable reason, our troops probably wouldn't do go through with it. They aren't the dumb idiots the RATs take them for.
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They can't be sold to another person in California. They can be sold to someone outside of California. If you fail to sell the firearm to someone outside California before you die, it will be confiscated and probably destroyed. Better to find a new home for a good firearm and recover the value of the asset for yourself or your estate.
natural disasters are the times one would really need their firearms.....look at Katrina.
I was referring to the military following an order to confiscate guns.
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