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Pistol Packing President

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Alan Fud, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. Alan Fud

    Alan Fud Participating Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    http://www.theiowachannel.com/politics/3392082/detail.html ...
  2. mrapathy2000

    mrapathy2000 member

    Aug 4, 2003

    Communist Threat

    Though Reagan was not political in his early Hollywood days, the growing communist influence in the movie industry captured his interest. During a speech to a group in Los Angeles, he spoke of the growing threat of fascism. After the speech, a pastor approached him, saying that communism was an equal danger and needed to be addressed.

    Reagan did address the issue, and his criticisms of communism made him many enemies.

    "To Reagan few passages of his life had been as grueling as those years when he faced physical intimidation, including a threat that he would be splashed with acid, ruining the big screen face he depended upon for income," the author recalled. "He began packing a .32 Smith and Wesson pistol, holstering the gun on every morning for months and wearing it until he stepped into bed at night."

    The pastor's comment sparked a passion for exposing communism that would dominate Reagan for the rest of his political life and would lead to his own crusade to bring down the Soviet Union.
    to bad he signed in the 86 ban. besides that still was a great president.
  3. Don Gwinn

    Don Gwinn Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virden, IL
    But did he think he was signing a ban or the FOPA? I think you can at least make an argument that he looked at what could be gotten that year and decided it was worth it to sign. Do you honestly think he did it with the intent of screwing gun owners? I doubt it.
  4. Foreign Devil

    Foreign Devil Active Member

    Mar 29, 2004
    If I'm not mistaken: he asked the NRA if they wanted him to sign the bill or not. The NRA reasoned that the bill did more good than harm by repealing some of the more onerous provisions of the 68 GCA (many people agree) and gave their approval.

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