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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:31 PM

Why I'm for the Brady Bill By Ronald Reagan

http://www.nytimes.com/1991/03/29/opinion/why-i-m-for-the-brady-bill.html?pagewanted=1

Ex-Pres. Ronald Reagan in 1991-(excerpts)

""Anniversary" is a word we usually associate with happy events that we like to remember: birthdays, weddings, the first job. March 30, however, marks an anniversary I would just as soon forget, but cannot...
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four lives were changed forever, and all by a Saturday-night special a cheaply made .22 caliber pistol purchased in a Dallas pawnshop by a young man with a history of mental disturbance.
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This nightmare might never have happened if legislation that is before Congress now the Brady bill had been law back in 1981...
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If the passage of the Brady bill were to result in a reduction of only 10 or 15 percent of those numbers (and it could be a good deal greater), it would be well worth making it the law of the land.."

Ronald Reagan (March 29, 1991). "Why I'm for the Brady Bill". The New York Times. Retrieved January 3, 2009.


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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:41 PM

1. awfully quiet in this thread. Ronnie's got yer tongue, gun lubbers?

"When they see the T-shirt, when they see the baseball hat that says the NRA, there's kind of just like a wink and a nod -- sure, you know, 'We're in this together. We are the NRA,' " she says.

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In this year's campaign, the NRA ran ads like this one: "Obama put two justices on the Supreme Court who threaten our right to self-defense. Defend freedom. Defeat Obama."

The NRA spent $18 million in disclosed funds. Significant money came from gun manufacturers and from Karl Rove's secretive Crossroads GPS organization.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/dec/19/single-issue-solidarity-behind-nras-clout/

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