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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:39 PM

Far-Right Website: Because Reagan had Alzheimer's, His '94 Letter On Guns Is Questionable

This is not from The Onion, my friends.

TheBlaze.com did an article discussing President Reagan's position on the Assault Weapons Ban in 1994, and in their explanation of the former President's support for the law, in the form of a letter signed by Presidents Ford and Carter, it suggests that more research needed to be concluded as to whether the President Reagan actually supported the idea outlined in the letter.

However, a form letter from a former president on a current issue of the day need not necessarily have that presidentís personal fingerprints on it, and especially given that Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer's later the same year this letter was sent, we needed more evidence to suggest that Reagan himself personally supported the idea


They later conclude, after going back to news coverage of the subject in 1994, that Reagan not only supported the idea of an assault weapons ban, but campaigned for it, evident in his letters to Congressmen who were skeptical as to whether or not to support it.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/16/ronald-reagan-supported-an-assault-weapons-ban-says-obama-the-potentially-surprising-details/

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:49 PM

1. Oh my.

This is quite interesting. They are dissing St. Ronnie? Wow.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:27 PM

2. That's certainly a possiblility.

Maybe his judgment was clouded by being shot too. If he had not survived I'm sure he would have done it differently.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:10 PM

3. One million people died from AIDS while Ronnie Reagan slept and did nothing

 

the rightwing extremists didn't care about that one bit because most of them were people who never voted for the rightwing.

but the second it is brought out that Ronnie might (might) have been on the side of one
issue that was not to their liking, they sell him down the river.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:35 PM

4. So was anything he said in 1876.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:38 PM

5. They are getting desperate. n/t

 

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:13 PM

6. it's an article of faith on DU...

... that Saint Ronnie was a figurehead for Bush41 due to his mental degradation. This is a full decade after.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:16 PM

7. Reagan signed the Mulford Act in 1967 as California Gov

 

which banned carrying a loaded weapon in public!

(a reaction to the Black Panther movement)

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:19 PM

8. So wasn't Reaganomics.

Right?

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