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Glocker said:
EJR914 said:
It really bothers me that so many "conservatives" act like Reagan was the best thing since sliced bread.

He signed one of the most anti-2nd amendment legislation to ever exist.
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I think Reagan is way overrated as a President. I don't understand why so many people think he was so awesome. :?
Maybe because we had just lived through Carter. On the whole Reagan was a good President. The story of the FOPA and the MG amendment was not his finest moment, but you need to understand there is plenty of blame to go around. The NRA pushed that bill hard. They didn't care about the poison pill and would have given anything to get it passed. The truth is that stamp collectors were a small minority of firearms owners at the time. $200 was serious money in 1986. Not as much as 1934 but still a lot of money. Its easy to grouse about the MG ban, but on the whole FOPA has been a good law. It could be better, but most folks don't remember that there was a question on whether or not it was even legal to take a handgun out of state before the law passed. Do you really think that if Reagan hadn't signed that bill that it wouldn't have been included in the AWB :?:
 
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