There are two things that Republicans love equally: Ronald Reagan and assault rifles.
When it comes to Reagan they can’t seem to get enough of the guy. It doesn’t matter what they are talking about, or where they are. Always lingering in the back of their mind is “Reagan” and an urge to invoke his name. Reagan… Reagan… Reagan… If there was such a thing, they would literally have “Reagan Obsessive Disorder.”
When it comes to assault rifles, they are just as obsessed. Every Republican HAS to get a picture of themselves shooting one at some point. It’s like a special initiation to the club. “Vote for me because I was seen holding an assault rifle!” is the only qualification you need to get on a Republican ballot in America.
In an ideal Republican fantasy world, Reagan was the biggest proponent of selling assault rifles, the real reason he robbed Social Security was to buy them for every American, and every time you fire one you honor his memory.
As usual, reality does not mesh with Republican fantasy.
Ronald Reagan was absolutely against the idea of regular civilians from owning assault rifles. During a CSPAN event, he made his feelings perfectly clear:
I do believe, that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon or needed for defense.
For Republicans, Ronald Reagan is only the greatest president if you talk about the heavily redacted one. If it’s the one that sold weapons to Iran to fund illegal wars, raised taxes 11 times, or wanted to ban civilian ownership of assault rifles, they run away screaming.
Watch Ronald Reagan completely crush every “responsible gun owner” and Republican NRA shill below:
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