I personally did not agree with Reagan on several issues, however ---the Media--as you know--will twist the facts to fit their agenda. My signature is a statement made by Reagan that I firmly agree with, and History will prove his support of the "peoples" rights. I am quick to condemn, therefore I must be quick to condone.
Reagan came by his support for 2nd Amendment honestly
GRAND FORKS - History will remember Ronald Reagan as one of America's
greatest presidents, but long before he was recognized as the man who
helped win the Cold War, he was a genuine hero to a woman named Melba
According to recently-surfaced reports, when Reagan was a radio
sportscaster in Des Moines, Iowa back in the fall of 1933, he came to the
rescue - gun in hand - of King, who then was a 22-year-old nursing
student. King recently recalled the incident to a Des Moines television
station, noting that a mugger had come up from behind to rob her, outside
the rooming house where Reagan was living.
The robbery was thwarted when Reagan appeared in a second-floor window,
gripping a .45-caliber pistol and telling the mugger to "leave her alone
or I'll shoot you right between the shoulders."
Small wonder, then, that the man who would later become president
understood the value of gun ownership. During his time as president,
Reagan signed the Firearm Owners Protection Act, which was written to
protect law-abiding gun owners from harassment for merely exercising their
constitutional right to own firearms.
President Reagan understood that honest gun owners are not a threat. After
all, the man took a bullet less than three months into his first term, yet
never used that as an excuse to make his office a bully pulpit for gun
bans or repeal of the Second Amendment. He clearly separated the act of
madman John Hinckley from the everyday actions of millions of
President Reagan was a man of common values with the uncommon good sense
not to compromise them. He learned from personal experience that good
people could, and should, be trusted with firearms, and that their civil
rights - including the right of self-defense - are not negotiable. That's
as true today as it was that night in 1933.
Mark D. Peterson
NRA and vice-versa
KENNEDY, Minn. - A great president, patriot and man was buried June 11.
But NBC's Katie Couric and Sarah Brady didn't even have the common decency
to wait untill after President Reagan's funeral was completed before they
shamelessly tried to forward their gun-ban agenda with blatant lies.
In 1983, Reagan proudly accepted the National Rifle Association's highest
honor, an honorary life membership. But Brady claimed "he wasn't an NRA
member" and that he "worked hard" for passage of the so-called "assault
In fact, Reagan owned an AR-15 and was a strong and consistent supporter
of the Second Amendment and the NRA.
He actively courted the NRA's endorsement and was the first presidential
candidate in history to get it.
He was the first and, to date, only sitting president to speak at the NRA
annual meeting, at which he said, in part, "the NRA believes America's
laws were made to be obeyed and that our Constitutional liberties are just
as important today as 200 years ago. And by the way, the Constitution does
not say government shall decree the right to keep and bear arms.
"The Constitution says, 'The right of the people to keep and bear arms
shall not be infringed.'"
In 1986, Reagan signed the Firearms Owners Protection Act and never blamed
law-abiding gun owners for the actions of criminals.
Couric and Brady's attempt to rewrite history not only is outrageous, but
also it indicates the indecent lengths the media will go to in order to
advance their anti-self protection agenda.