During times of trouble and strife for the conservative movement, it’s almost a certainty that President Ronald Reagan has offered words of wisdom at some point that still apply today.
It’s no different as liberals make a massive push for more gun control in America following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
And, America, you need Reagan’s wisdom right now.
During a speech to the National Rifle Association in May of 1983, the former President laid out facts that every supporter of the Constitution already understands, but which every liberal needs a refresher on.
“It’s a nasty truth, but those who seek to inflict harm are not fazed by gun control laws,” Reagan said.
Bear in mind, Reagan himself was a victim of an assassination attempt at the hands of a madman with a gun just two years earlier.
Not only were Reagan’s words succinct, factual, and powerful regarding gun control in general, he took a strong stance in support of the members of the group he was addressing.
“You live by Lincoln’s words, ‘Important principles may and must be inflexible,'” he said. “Your philosophy put its trust in people. So, you insist on individuals being held responsible for their actions. The NRA believes that America’s laws were made to be obeyed and that our constitutional liberties are just as important today as 200 years ago.”
He concludes by reminding Americans that “the Constitution does not say that 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.'”
“I’m a member of the NRA. And my position on the right to bear arms is well known.”
– Ronald Reagan
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It’s interesting, Reagan notes, that if gun control were passed, law enforcement would be so busy trying to get legal handguns off the street that they wouldn’t be able to combat crime.
Especially considering Democrats just introduced legislation that would ban 50 percent of new gun sales including “semi-automatic rifles and pistols that can hold a detachable magazine.”
They’re not even hiding their attempts to infringe upon the right to bear arms anymore. And they don’t care what kind of firearm they take away from the American people.
“This is a wakeup call,” the NRA recently said. “They’re coming after us.”
Do you agree with Reagan that criminals are not fazed by gun control laws? Tell us what you think below!