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Anti-2nd Amendment Republicans: The Facts the NRA & the Republican Party don’t Talk About

As the election heats up, political pundits and Republican establishment candidates are doing everything they can to convince you that they are staunch supporters of the 2nd amendment. But one look at these people’s voting records, and past statements, shows how full of crap they are really are.

But, but… the NRA, Glenn Beck, and the so-called conservative talk show hosts told me that the Republicans supported the 2nd amendment…

Time to burst a couple bubbles, and offend the sycophants who hang on every word that comes out of the mouths of talk show hosts like Glenn Beck and Mark Levin; believing everything they say is somehow conservative gospel that can’t be questioned.

Republicans have Caused Nearly as Much Damage to our 2nd Amendment Rights as Democrats!

The truth about many of this year’s candidates, and many of the Republicans who have been written into the history books as pro-gun conservatives, is very few of them actually support the 2nd amendment. Oh they talk a good game, and some of them may even be pro-gun; but pro-gun doesn’t always mean pro 2nd amendment. In fact, when some of these guys say they are pro-gun, it usually doesn’t extend very far past “sporting purposes.”

When choosing a candidate, we need to be extremely careful who we choose; we need to remember our history, and remember what past so-called pro-gun, Republicans Presidents have brought us.

Let’s start with someone who seems to be off limits; a president who for some reason has become the face of conservatism. You know; the guy who was once a Democrat until he became the savior of the Republican Party….

Ronald Reagan: The truth about Reagan’s Anti-Gun Agenda

Ronal Reagan

Ok, here is where the people who believe everything they here on The Glenn Beck and Mark Levin show start to lose it… “How dare you say anything about the great Conservative Ronald Reagan!”

Well, let’s take a look at the real Ronald Reagan and his record on guns.

Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986

While the NRA likes to pretend the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 was “the most sweeping rollback of gun control laws in history,” the facts don’t really support that claim.

On May 19th, 1986 Ronald Reagan signed the Firearm Owners Protection Act. Sounds great until you realize the bill actually banned the sale of all full-auto firearms to civilians, which eventually opened the door to restricting civilian access to semiautomatic firearms.

Reagan Helped Push the Brady Bill & Mandatory Background Checks

Two years after he left office, Reagan helped push through one of the biggest attacks on the second amendment to be signed into law, the Brady Bill. In 1991, he wrote an op-ed for The New York Times, which helped galvanize Republican support for the bill. Without his efforts, the bill would have never passed

Helping to Ban Semi-Auto Rifles – or so-called “assault weapons”

While this law was passed well after his time in office, Reagan played a critical role in pushing through the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994. He used his power and influence as a former President to lobby Republican Congressmen and Senators into supporting the bill.

“The vote on the assault weapon ban was contentious and barely passed the House of Representatives,” notes Andrew Kaczynski. “At least two members of the House of Representatives credited Reagan with influencing their votes. The bill passed 216-214, a margin of two votes.”

Conveniently, Levin, Beck, and Limbaugh always seem to leave these facts out when talking about the so-called “great one.”

Richard Nixon: Another Anti-Gun Republican

Richard Nixon

In 1969, journalist William Safire asked Richard Nixon what he thought about gun control. “Guns are an abomination,” Nixon replied. According to Safire, Nixon went on to confess that, “Free from fear of gun owners’ retaliation at the polls, he favored making handguns illegal and requiring licenses for hunting rifles.”

In remarks recorded in the Oval office on May 16, 1972 Nixon showed his hatred for the 2nd amendment.

“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.”

George Bush Sr. – The first Disastrous Bush Presidency

George Bush Sr.

Not to be outdone by his predecessor, Bush is responsible for banning more guns than any other President before him.

It was President George Bush, Sr. who banned the import of so-called “assault weapons” in 1989, and promoted the nonsensical – and very unconstitutional — view that Americans should only be allowed to own firearms suitable for “sporting purposes.”

In March of 1989, Bush banned the import of foreign-made, semiautomatic assault rifles deemed not to have “a legitimate sporting use.” This helped pave the way for the Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994.

George W: Like Father like Son

George W. Bush

When he ran for office in 2000, President George W. Bush campaigned on extending the Assault Weapons ban, first passed by his father in 1989 and then expanded under President Clinton in 1993.

While the bill never made it to his deck, Bush was praised by Congressional Democrats for vowing to reauthorize the 1994 assault-weapons ban. He stated that should congress reauthorize the bill, he would sign it and make it permanent.

Gun Control Measures that Bush Supported throughout his Political Career.

  • Banning Importation of Large Magazines
  • Gun Free Zones – Banning Guns within 300 ft. of Schools
  • Changing Gun Ownership Age from 18 to 21
  • Requiring Instant Background checks at Gun Shows
  • Requiring Trigger Locks

Those of us who believe in our Second Amendment rights need to pay close attention to what’s going on here. With one deciding vote on the Supreme Court being the only thing keeping the wolves at bay, this coming election could have dire consequences for gun owners.

15 Comments on Anti-2nd Amendment Republicans: The Facts the NRA & the Republican Party don’t Talk About

  1. Joe

    Great article and an eye opener for sure. People need to know who these people really are, because they sure aren’t the Constitutionalists that they claim to be.

    Let’s take the great Mark Levin. The guy leaves this crap out about Reagan because he worked for Reagan, helped Reagan push through loads of unconstitutional garbage, worked for the Department of Education, but no pretends he isn’t part of the Establishment. How do you work for Reagan and Bush and then claim to be an outsider?

    Main reason I’m weary of Cruz is because of Levin and Beck’s support for him and their hit job against Trump. Not many people realize that Cruz is no outsider either. He was the architect in getting G.W. Bush elected by deceiving evangelical voters. Hmmm, sounds familiar. Cruz is a behind the scenes Bush guy!

    • Enter your name...mike

      Who is the only candidate that George Bush Jr, who cannot even speak out against Obama, Reid, or anyone else talk crap about? Ted Cruz that who. Do some research before you tell untruthful things. Ted Cruz has fought for and won second addments rights before the Supreme Court.

  2. KdW

    I never understood the weird obsession and the retelling of history by these radio idiots. Reagan was no conservative, and people like Levin who worked for the guy know it.

    Reagan raised taxes 11 times, tripled the federal budget deficit, grew the hell out of government, gave amnesty to 3 million illegals, funneled weapons to Iran, and supported gun control. Exactly which of those things was conservative?

    Levin, Beck, Limbaugh are a bunch of phonies. These are all the same guys who pretend to support people like Cruz but wind up brining us losers like Romney, McCain and Bush. It’s sad so many people fall for the same scam every four years.

    • Lisa

      I am convinced that these conservative talk show hosts don’t actually want a Republican to win. It’s bad for business. That’s why Glenn Beck is attacking Trump and saying he will vote for Hillary over him. It’s all about protecting business and keeping the 2 party power structure.

      I’m no Trump fan, but these talk show hosts and the fake republicans who can’t hide their hatred for him are pretty telling. The more they trash him the more the make me want to vote for him just to break up the 2 party power structure.

    • Patriot

      Don’t forget that Levin and his boss Regan’s U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese were heavily involved in illegally selling arms to Iran. Seems Levin likes to bash Iran now but had no problem working with the people who were supplying the terrorists with weapons.

      Isn’t it odd how all these people ended up on Fox News? Oliver North, Levin, etc. Same faces, now trying to say they are not part of the system they helped create.

    • Travis

      Republican, Democrat, same thing they the middle against itself.

      • Taxdn2povertyEnter your name...

        Democrat/Republican: Different cheeks; same ass!

  3. Bismark

    It is true that some Republicans have, generally under pressure from a democratic legislature, taken actions that have restricted firearms ownership.

    However, the positions of democrats are far more draconian and anti-second amendment. Moreover, the Republican Party in general has grown more conservative and more pro-gun, even as the Democrats have grown far more extreme and far more anti-gun.

    Many Republicans, largely driven by governors and state legislatures, are firmly committed to firearms rights, and we can see the growing prevalence of concealed carry laws as an example. This has spread to congress, as evidenced by the blocking of 0bama’s anti-gun agenda and efforts to pass national concealed carry reciprocity, removing suppressors from the NFA, and other pro RKBA actions.

    I do not trust a bandwagon jumper and foxhole convert to conservatism like Trump to defend the Second Amendment (he has supported the Assault Weapons Ban, after all, and argued for longer waiting periods) but I do trust Cruz or Rubio to do so.

    One thing is absolutely certain: if democrats gain congress or the White House in November, our firearms rights are in grave jeopardy. They have already made their legislative intentions clear, and with so many potential replacements to the Supreme Court hanging in the balance, we cannot afford to allow democrats to win.

    • 2A

      I’ll agree with you that Trump might not be the picture perfect conservative, but how the hell do people get fooled into thinking these other people are. The Reagan example in this article is perfect.

      Isn’t it a little hypocritical for all the Reagan worshipers to now be bashing Trump? Reagan was no conservative, yet he was put on the mantle as the best conservative president of all time. Reagan was a Democrat who helped push abortion while Governor in California. Shit it was Reagan and his Bush buddies who are to blame for the and assault weapons ban and the Brady bill to begin with.

      I do think Trump may have some “liberal” leanings. But I DON’T CARE THIS TIME. He is Nationalist who actually loves this country, will shut down the damn border, and talks a better gun game then any of the fakers on stage. That is good enough for me.

      By the way anyone who believes Cruz is an actual gun person or hunter needs to be checked by a metal professional. Cruz is the biggest faker we have ever had, just watch the outtakes on Youtube from his campaign commercials, even his own family thinks the guy is bat shit crazy. Watch him coach his mom into saying shit she doesn’t want to say.

  4. David Duke on Rense Radio Archives, Friday February 12, 2016 talks about who has been behind gun control since 1967. It might surprise you.
    As for the actor Ronald Reagan,
    I have wondered for a long time why he was shot. I recently saw a video of him arguing against the six million. Don’t know if it was before the shooting. Nixon is right that kids often get killed by the guns of their parents. That fact made me against guns until I became aware that guns are the only thing that keeps governments, ours included, from dropping the hammer of totalitarian oppression down on our heads.

    • Almetcalf

      Actually very few kids kill themselves with their parents guns. That is a myth perpetuated by the left. Look up the actually facts on the FBI stat site. The reality is, most people shot by firearms are people that SHOULD be shot, so firearms are doing their job.

  5. Almetcalf

    FINALLY!! I’m so tired of people trying to tell me how we need another Reagan. I always wonder why people selectively remember what he did. I always thought that if Romney had actually won we most likely WOULD have had an “assault” rifle ban because he passed one in his state. All those rhino Republicans are just as bad as the demoncrats and the people are finally figuring that out. Thats why Trump is popular. And this is why the GOP is absolutely besides themselves right now. They want someone in there they can control, someone that is part of the establishment and plays the game. They have lost their base and they know it. So my guess is they will now pull out all the stops and do anything they can to get their guy in there including having all the shill conservative talk show hosts talk up one candidate. Just pay attention the next few weeks and see if all those posers don’t start talking favorably about one person. And if that fails they will just use some other disgusting tactics. Just like Romney had his lawyers change the RNC rules so Ron Paul delegates had no voice.

    • travisEnter your name...

      True the Republicans and Democrats work together for a common agenda.

  6. AZ Man

    I would like to start out by saying that we have to realize that our freedoms come from our creator, not the established laws, permissions, judgments,consensus,or opinions of man. It is our responsibility to preserve these freedoms as well as to educate our fellow citizens, as to the source of these non – negotiable freedoms. We must also remember that there are no known examples of governance, that had not eventually betrayed it’s constituency, or at least made an attempt to do so.
    Simply put, our freedom, is “our” responsibility, and ours alone.

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