Ronald Reagan was shitty on guns. Its a fact. He passed some gun bans in California, and had some restrictions passed while he was President.
The antis are going full-force quoting Reagan, and his gun-grabber quotes.
I see this as the same way the antis who are openly hostile to Christians are quoting the bible as a trope for gun control.
Look guys, if you hate Christians and think they’re “backwards”, don’t quote their book to support your argument, because you’re saying your beliefs are backwards.
Same goes for if you have NOTHING good to say about the late President Reagan, if he was some sort of Fascist Monster in your book, then your little pet of gun control is also a Fascist Monster (on that we can agree).
Gandhi had a bunch of pro-gun quotes too. You won’t see them here, because while I respect his work against the British Occupation of India, and think he was indeed a great man, the ONLY reason why Gandhi is known to any of us, vs. say the Freedom Fighters in Burma, or Cambodia, or Iran, is because the Brits really didn’t have the stomach for wiping out the Peasants like most of the totalitarian occupational forces.
Case in Point:
We all know this image, what we don’t know is this guy’s name, or his fate. (But we’re pretty sure he was murdered by the state after this photo)
On a similar note, Reagan was against “Assault Weapons” and the carrying of guns in public…and he was nearly murdered by a guy illegally carrying a .22 Revolver.
He wasn’t a God, he made some dumb mistakes!