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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Looking back to when Ronald Reagan, patron saint of Republicanism, favored gun control
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Jan. 3, 2013 5:15 p.m.





Today’s Republican state and federal legislators who do the bidding of the gun lobby, even in the wake of the Newtown massacre,  seem to forget, if they’ve ever known, that the late Saint Ronaldus Maximus favored sensible firearms control.

Back when he was governor of California, Reagan signed into law something called the Mulford Act, which prohibited the carrying of loaded guns on one’s person or in one’s vehicle.

Reagan said at the time that he saw “no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.”  He called guns a “ridiculous way to solve problems ...

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