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Reagan received extended applause when answering a question about over-the-counter military weapons, such as the AK-47 assault rifle used to gun down five Stockton schoolchildren last month. "I do not believe in taking away the right of the citizen for sporting, for hunting and so forth, or for home defense," he said. "But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon or needed for defense of a home."
The 1989 import ban resulted in an impressive 40% drop in imported assault weapons traced to crime between 1989 and 1991, but the killing continues.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
The ak47 is an automatic rifle and is therefore an assult rifle. The ar15 in not.
originally posted by: abe froman
I'm all for a ban on automatic weapons.
(they are pretty much banned anyway)
People that can shoot don't need them.
In all my years I've never needed to lay down cover fire while hunting.
originally posted by: DanteGaland
Reagan would never be considered "electable" by today's conservatives ...
*pst* He also raised taxes!