Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What Would St. Ronnie Reagan Do?

As the already unhinged far-right goes ape-shite over President Obama's gun violence proposals, let us open the Good Book, cast our minds back to the halcyon days when Ronald Reagan benignly ruled us, and ask ourselves "What would conservative saint Ronnie Reagan do?" Think Progress has the answer:
"In 1986, he signed into law the Firearm Owners Protection Act, which 'banned ownership of any fully automatic rifles that were not already registered on the day the law was signed.' He later backed the Brady bill, expressing support for 'a seven-day waiting period before a purchaser could take possession of a handgun, an even more stringent restriction than the five day cooling-off period that was included in the final legislation, and less stringent than the 15-day cooling-off period he signed into law as governor of California.'”
Someone tell Wayne LaPierre to double-up on his big boy diapers!

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