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The Daily Ardmoreite
Looking back to when Ronald Reagan, patron saint of Republicanism, favored gun control
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By Pat Cunningham
Jan. 3, 2013 5:16 p.m.





Today’s Republican state and federal legislators who do the bidding of the gun lobby, even in the wake of the Newtown massacre,  seem to forget, if they’ve ever known, that the late Saint Ronaldus Maximus favored sensible firearms control.

Back when he was governor of California, Reagan signed into law something called the Mulford Act, which prohibited the carrying of loaded guns on one’s person or in one’s vehicle.

Reagan said at the time that he saw “no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.”  He called guns a “ridiculous way to solve problems ...

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