Richard Nixon Contemplated A Total Handgun Ban

Richard Nixon Contemplated A Total Handgun Ban

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    Richard Nixon Contemplated A Total Handgun Ban

    Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Richard Nixon, of all people. He proposed ridding the market of Saturday night specials, contemplated banning handguns altogether and refused to pander to gun owners by feigning interest in their weapons.

    But most of his(Nixon) comments on the tapes, available at the websites of the National Archives and of the University of Virginia's Miller Center, were in favor of stronger gun control.
    Richard Nixon Wished for Total Handgun Ban - Yahoo! News
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    People forget than presidents like Nixon and Reagan would not be welcome or in tune with the modern republican party and its platforms.
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    Interesting that this forty-year-old piece of non-news has suddenly found its way to the headlines.
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    The ghost of Nixon holds the puppet strings of the entire GOP, Reagan spells him when he tires of pulling the strings... or not.
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    The best thing about Nixon is that he makes my two favorite Republican presidents, Grant and Harding look not quite so bad.
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    Richard Nixon Contemplated A Total Handgun Ban

    Nixon was a criminal...proof that criminal prefer unarmed victims


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    Well they have to use what they can to push the agenda. Oh yeah lets not forget that Nixon was a crook and a criminal. Just saying. As for Reagan, he was about the most Democratic Republican there is but he was there doing good stuff for the country at the time. I shall give him a pass for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by palmgopher View Post
    Well they have to use what they can to push the agenda. Oh yeah lets not forget that Nixon was a crook and a criminal. Just saying. As for Reagan, he was about the most Democratic Republican there is but he was there doing good stuff for the country at the time. I shall give him a pass for now.
    Christie is much more of a Democrat than Reagan, but wait, he isn't president yet. Keeping it on topic, he doesn't much like guns, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerberos View Post
    "I am not a crook"
    Hey anyone that has to keep saying that is probably a crook. Just saying.

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    I'm not going to defend Nixon because wrong is wrong. However, if the media took even a modicum of interest in the current administration, aside from slobbering on his leg, I think it would make Nixon (even Clinton for that matter) look like a choir boy. The media has it's own "Don't ask, don't tell" policy going on.

    Anyone heard from Woodward in the past few days or is his body floating in the Potomac?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerberos View Post
    "I am not a crook"
    I believe he meant to say "I am not a cook"
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    Here's how the headline should read:

    'Holy Cow! Even A Republican Supports Gun Control!!!!"

    That's what they're basically saying. And of course, we're all stupid enough to fall for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD View Post
    Here's how the headline should read:

    'Holy Cow! Even A Republican Supports Gun Control!!!!"
    Yeah, one that was impeached and thrown out of office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    Yeah, one that was impeached and thrown out of office.
    Actually, not true. He resigned under pending impeachment proceedings.

    Bill Clinton was the one who had the gall to actually go through the impeachment proceedings and refuse to resign.

    One takes the honorable path and is a zero. The other lies and belligerently ignores, and is the hero.
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