Wait. The “revelation” that disgraced Republican president Richard Nixon wanted to ban handguns is supposed to convince conservatives that it’s OK to ban guns? I don’t think so. Lest we forget, then-California Governor Ronald Reagan set the Golden State down the path to draconian gun control. As CIC, Ronnie elevated the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to federal agency status. Reagan supported the Brady Bill. And yet, magically, Americans from all sides of the political spectrum continue to cherish their right to keep and bear arms—regardless of politicians’ willingness to throw that right under the proverbial bus. And even if a majority does want to ditch firearms freedom, it’s protected by the U.S. Constitution. FWIW.