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Democrats and Gun laws

Post  Val on 2013-03-17, 07:23

Gun control
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=29197
On October 22, 1968, Lyndon Johnson signed the Gun Control Act of 1968, one of the largest and farthest-reaching federal gun control laws in American history. Much of the motivation for this large expansion of federal gun regulations came as a response to the murders of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr..April 4 1968 6 months later In Oct Johnson signed his Gun control bill
Note..He also put a wire tap on MLK

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_control_policy_of_the_Clinton_Administration
The Gun control policy of the Clinton Administration, was the White House's domestic policy on guns during Bill Clinton's term in office as President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Gun control was a major political issue in the first half of Clinton's first term and during that time he lobbied for, and signed, two major pieces of gun control legislation, the Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban.

http://www.ontheissues.org/celeb/Jimmy_Carter_Gun_Control.htm
Carter thinks that the best way to reduce crime is to reduce unemployment. He favors registration of handguns, "a ban of the sale of cheap handguns, reasonable licensing provisions, including a waiting period and prohibition of ownership by anyone convicted of a crime involving a gun and by those not mentally competent." Nevertheless, he has not mentioned any registration for rifles and shotguns.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130311/PROMO/130311002/2275/RSS05?nclick_check=1
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.
Context of the times

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.

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