Reagan was never a friend of the Constitution. I know that some rw'ers love him, but what the hell is the point of posting quotes of his here at DU? This is the man who ratted on other actors to the FBI if he thought they were 'communist.' He apointed Ed Meese as his Attorney General, and that man never met a citizen's right that he liked or supported. Since Meese spent most of his term undermining rights codified in the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments (to just scratch the surface), why should any of us be surprised that you can find some anti-Second Amendment quotes in the Reagan rap sheet too?
What's next, quoting Reagan on reproductive (non)freedom for women? Is DU supposed to love that too? Sorry buddy, but I'm pro-choice.
Oh yeah, and Reagan thought fully automatic arms were fine for Nicaragua and his Contra buddies. How'd that work out? I'll fill you in, scholar: it worked out badly for under-equipped Nicaraguan leftists. Just like Reagan (& Nancy) wanted us to say 'No' to drugs, but they didn't worry about paying for those guns via cocaine sales. In other words, he was a hypocrite, a dupe, a fool, or worse. Not really someone I need to look toward as we try to solve 2013 problems.