It was Governor Ronald Reagan of California who signed the Mulford Act in 1967, "prohibiting the carrying of firearms on one's person or in a vehicle, in any public place or on any public street." The law was aimed at stopping the Black Panthers, but affected all gun owners.
Twenty-four years later, Reagan was still pushing gun control. "I support the Brady Bill," he said in a March 28, 1991 speech, "and I urge the Congress to enact it without further delay."
What's left of the Brady Bill is NICS background checks. So Reagan is including himself in needing more personal accountability. The problem that we have is the blind are leading the blind with no moral backbone to stand and say what's right. That, yes, society has room to grow, but that banning or limiting assault weapons for the purpose of political expediency isn't going to bar rampages by lunatics. It's a bit like the Jim Crow era with gun owners getting distanced from the Constitution because too few are considering the individual and trying to apply collectivism to keep or to put us down.
There is also the issue that many people say that they will remember in November, but yet how many will, really. How many will vote for the candidate that puts an R before their name irrespective of how they represent the issues?
If presidents were free to do as they please without repercussion, I doubt that many would ever see a 2nd term. I don't think this would have made a difference.
So much for the guarantee this third day of February.
If their intent was to keep guns out of the American people's hands,,,, IT ANIT WORKING,,,,
sold more guns in the last two months than the rest of the year put together.
The guns shops wish he would wait to make ANOTHER STATEMENT until after they
get their next shipments.