Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Richard Nixon, of all people. He proposed ridding the market of Saturday night specials, contemplated banning handguns altogether and refused to pander to gun owners by feigning interest in their weapons.
"I don't know why any individual should have a right to have a revolver in his house," Nixon said in a taped conversation with aides. "The kids usually kill themselves with it and so forth." He asked why "can't we go after handguns, period?"
Nixon went on: "I know the rifle association will be against it, the gun makers will be against it." But "people should not have handguns." He laced his comments with obscenities, as was typical.
Nixon made his remarks in the Oval Office on May 16, 1972, the day after a would-be assassin shot and paralyzed segregationist presidential candidate George Wallace. As president, Nixon never publicly called for a ban on all handguns. Instead, he urged Congress to pass more modest legislation banning Saturday night specials, which were cheaply made, easily concealed and often used by criminals.
Of all the cheap, crazy, moronic kinds of slavering insanity these MFers could muster, they co-opt their MOST hated human being of ALL time, to show how Gun Control really IS the thinking, caring man's point of view! But, once again, they go after "X" when in all reality "Y" is the problem.
Nixon was worried about Saturday Night Specials, many people were, and rightfully so. People were being murdered in many of America's larger cities, the ones with the stiffest gun laws just like the high crime areas now. And the guns were the equivalent of $90 to $120 now, and there were tons of them. But that being that case, why throw George Wallace' assassin, Arthur Bremer, in there? He didn't use a Saturday Night Special on Wallace, he used a .38 Special Charter Arms Undercover snub-nosed revolver! It cost $160 in 1972, and that's about $450 in 2013 dollars. Hardly a cheap, throw down, pocket pistol, in fact my history search says it was considered by many LEO's as a good, small revolver, capable of professional, daily carry.
But following the Chicago Godfather's ethics, of never let a crisis go to waste, Nixon wanted his guys to look at the feasibility of taking ALL handguns, because Saturday Night specials were a problem in large cities and it's proved that those SNS's were a problem, because George Wallace was shot by a CERTIFIABLE CRAZY GUY with a fairly pricey, snub nosed police handgun.
Gee, doesn't that sound like the Newtown Massagre mentality?
The Left and the MSM want 'assault rifles' and 'large capacity magazines' taken off the shelves, because, Adam Lanza a CERTIFIABLE CRAZY GUY shot and killed 26 people and even though the reports NOW mostly say he shot them with a Bushmaster .223, when the Police arrived Adam Lanza shot and killed himself INSIDE the school, he reportedly had 3 handguns on him and he was dead by 10:00 AM. Later, much later, after the sunset, which was at 4:24 PM that day, it was dark in the school parking lot where Lanza's car was, we saw one of the LEO's take two long guns out of the trunk of Lanza's car. So then, that's the official timeline as set by the CT LEO's and the MSM. But, let me ask a question.
When did Adam Lanza put the .223 BACK in the trunk, so the cops could find it?
If Adam Lanza used the Bushmaster to shoot those people, HOW did the gun get back outside the school? If the .223 was THE prime weapon used to kill those children, HOW did it get taken OUT of the trunk of the car, after 4:25 PM which is at least 6 1/2 hours AFTER Adam Lanza was dead?
Believe it or NOT I have the answer.
Adam Lanza shot those people, young and old, with handguns, not the dreaded 'assault rifle'. Going back to Nixon, Arthur Bremer shot Wallace with a good quality, reasonably priced hand gun, NOT a Saturday Night Special! But both groups, our current crop of tormentors AND their most hated POTUS of all time agreed on a simple premise.
A lie told often enough, with the right conviction, with power of political office or power of repeatable media, becomes truth.
That very statement should chill the blood of every man, women or child over 12, to the point of pain. It's the kind of collusion that allowed the Nazis to deport and murder 10 Million people, it's the kind of collusion that allowed the Russian Communists to starve, brutalize, transport and murder as many as 40 Million people, it's the kind of collusion that allows the Chinese Communists to THIS very day to continue to starve and manipulate for their own purposes, untold MILLIONS of people since the end of WWII.
And it's the kind of collusion that our Founders knew could or would happen to us, that pushed those men of near genius to add to our Constitution the following words,
As passed by the Congress:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Huh? Perhaps I misunderstood the meaning? No, Nixon and his minions, and the Leftists in the White House don't f%^king get 'it'! And they don't get it on purpose. And if people like this don't quit pushing these lies, they WILL get it. They will get it, and God forbid this ever happen, they will get it at high speed, in calibers ranging from.22LR to .50 Caliber.
But all this misses the point as it addresses the firearms.
It wasn't just a gun, gun size, barrel length, specific caliber, nor a 20, 30, or 100 round magazine that killed those children. The same goes for ALL the mass murderers, all the serial killers, all the 'fame' killers, it's not the guns that are killing these people. The killings are being committed by CERTIFIABLE CRAZY PEOPLE. As I said above, they're, supposedly, trying to solve problem "X", when the true, real and hidden problem is "Y".
Guns don't commit mass murders, CERTIFIABLE CRAZY PEOPLE commit mass murders, and IMNSHO, even Nixon missed that one!!