Skip to comments.AP Enterprise: Nixon wished for total handgun ban
Posted on 03/11/2013 10:32:50 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Richard Nixon, of all people. He proposed ridding the market of Saturday night specials, contemplated banning handguns altogether and refused to pander to gun owners by feigning interest in their weapons.
Several previously unreported Oval Office recordings and White House memos from the Nixon years show a conservative president who at times appeared willing to take on the National Rifle Association, a powerful gun lobby then as now, even as his aides worried about the political ramifications.
I dont know why any individual should have a right to have a revolver in his house, Nixon said in a taped conversation with aides. The kids usually kill themselves with it and so forth. He asked why cant we go after handguns, period?
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No lie. This guy was the ORIGINAL RINO.
If the Libtards were ever honest with themselves (Obese Chance); this simple iteration should scare them sufficiently to never trust anybody who would take your guns away.
This is how stupid republicans are. Allow them to vilify Nixon, Bush, etc. But then let the liberal media cite Nixon as a republican supporter of gun control.
So this is supposed to be a liberal “back-at-ya” type of discovery, when everyone knows that Nixon was the original big government RINO?
Apparently Nixon’s anti commie schtick was just that, a gimmick. The only thing good about him is that he was HATED by liberals, as was Agnew. I think Spiro might have actually been conservative, he sure had lots of fun things to say about libs.
Why would it surprise anyone that a Quaker would be anti-gun?
Oh .. and Harry Blackmun.
Indeed, Nixon was a Rockefeller Republican without the Rockefeller fortune.
He took Nelson Rockefeller’s foreign policy advisor, Dr. Henry Kissinger, into his administration.
Nixon said “we can’t run the world without China” and Dr. Kissinger set up the opening to China that was cemented by the Nixon visit to Beijing.
RINO-New World Order all the way-Richard M. Nixon.
He did have a grudge against the media and the liberal media returned the enmity in spades.
Nixon’s legacy lives on with his former media man Roger Ailes setting up a news channel to promote public support of a Nixon-RINO vision of the world. Fox News Channel is “Nixon’s revenge” on his former liberal media enemies.
Don’t blame me. I voted for Rep.John Ashbrook (R-Ohio) in the 1972 California primary and Rep. John Schmitz (R-Calif.) the American Independent Party candidate, in the general election.
George W. Bush was also hated by liberals. As was John McCain. Apparently behaving as liberal as possible while still pandering to conservatives and being in the “wrong party” remains the cardinal sin to libs.
Well, Nixon go it, din’t he? In Vietnam!
So somehow the libs are making the Nixon-wanted-it argument to make their point? That’s not exactly a wise move. Ah, well... go for it libs... you’ve found another way to lose.
Better ask the libs. They’re surprised at lots of reality, mainly because they don’t “do” reality 99 percent of the time, i.e. until it invades their personal space.
This is good actually. Let the liberals jump on the Nixon bandwagon “see ... See ...Nixon was a Republican and he wanted to ban handguns ... See”. Then we say “right. Nixon did not have much use for the Constitution either. Sure you want to hold up Nixon as an example?””
Don’t blame me, I pooped in the diapers during that election!
"Conservative" my a$$. RMN may have been somewhat right of center as Ike's VP, but as President? Oh, HELL no!
Don't forget his wage and price controls, either.
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