This is a discussion on Image: The latest anti-gun rhetoric spreading on Facebook uses Ronald Reagan quote within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by chuckusaret There are currently 37 states here in the U.S. that allow the possession of automatic weapons. The requirements are that you ...
A woman must not depend on protection by men. A woman must learn to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony
A armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one has to back it up with his life.
Since it's "spreading on Facebook" it should be inconsequential and not worth mentioning. But looking at Facebook is probably how a large majority of people form their opinions on politics and important issues. This picture and quote somebody threw together and posted on their profile shouldn't even garner a cursory glance but when an idea gets on Facebook it spreads like wildfire and can be re-posted on a million pages in a week's time. That's a problem when so many people are so ignorant of the issues and the facts and history behind them. These little pictures and quotes can form a person's entire line of reasoning just from social media.
he himself was quite pliable to Nancy's whims who more than dabbled in the occult.
On a purely personal note, I always thought him to be a great pres; I always will...I believe he will be regarded in the history books long from now as a great man.
"When those who are governed do too little, those who govern can, and will, do too much." Ronald Reagan
Do what you can; then do what you must
More misleading propaganda. Reagan knew the intent of the Constitution.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunder bolt...... Sun Tzu.
The supreme art of war is to defeat the enemy without fighting........ Sun Tzu.
Correcting misconceptions, dispelling lies, and telling the truth are a necessary part of the situation we're in. It has been suggested before and is worth repeating: go out into areas other than pro-2A communities, join the discussions, and spread the truth.
I applaud you because I personally avoid any and all 2A and political discussions. People's minds are made up and in my opinion nothing productive can come from an argument on these issues, especially through social media. It's like trying to teach calculus to someone who swears that 2 + 2 = 3.
Depends on the severity of the threat."... or needed for defense of a home."
As home invasions, for example, get more brazen and bloody, often occurring with multiple assailants (3-6) in the attack, nobody can say whether a given situation wouldn't benefit by having more firepower at one's disposal. The fact remains that a person might well be better served by being behind a "bigger" screen of lead at the moment of violence, whether that comes from a larger caliber, a greater velocity (as with a rifle over a handgun, ie an AK or AR), or via a higher rate of fire (burst/select-fire over semi-auto/revolver).
Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.
Guns are like sex and air...its no big deal until YOU can't get any.
I agree, a fully-automatic AK47 is not a sporting weapon. If this is the best they can come up with, their desparation and lack of coherent argument are shining through.
"When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk."
Seems to me most of the AK's used in Viet Nam were full auto, but they were used by the other side...
Actually, this meme is more on your side than against it.
It is VERY easy to counter-act this facebook message. You should be able to do it in about a sentence.
A one-sentence educational statement is actually pretty valuable!
Our current plan for Universal Iron Lung coverage, just sayin'.
Wisest. Retirement. Plan. Ever.
Good thing the March of Dimes worked. How, why?
Alternately, for those with a tool shed, ideas, or creative loved ones to tell..
I wonder why they don't include his support of the Mulford Act in their campaign?
"When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk."
Yes, Ak47's are full autos and many were returned to the US prior to 1968 from Vietnam on DOD Form 603. I brought a weapon home but it was lost during hurricane Katrina.
US Army 1953-1977
We, the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.
I think that Reagan saw the AK-47 as a symbol of communism, which he was vehemently against. To him the AK-47 didn't have a place in our society because of that symbolism....not the fact that it was a firearm.
To be honest I might be 'projecting' a little as well....... I don't own any AKs or variants. I'm not vehemently against AKs (but I am against socialists), but because of where the firearm originated I just can't bring myself to buy one. (I have considered the Sig 556R, it uses the 7.63x39 round & AK magazines.)
Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.-Seneca
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about?" -Clint Smith
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper
So...Reagan was wrong. Good grief, the man doesn't sit at the right hand of god or anything. He said lots of stupid things. Gun owners are not all walking around with tattoos of Reagan with a halo on their butt cheeks.