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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 12/30/2006 7:50:00 AM EST
A proud republican leader has died and yet no serious mention of it on this board. He was twice attempted for assasination with no result. Did he do the Reagan Kalifornian thing and try to ban weapons, no he did not. He was leader to this country when others couldn't be or even worse didn't want to be, even though he was from Michigan(only for Ohioans), he fought and tried to keep our country alive in moments of terrible doubt. R.I.P. Gerald Rudolph Ford
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 2:39:19 PM EST
It should be President Ford.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 3:36:09 PM EST
Maybe its a more fitting show of respect not to have a series of threads about it in GD, or even Ohio hometown.

Ford, except for the pardon of Nixon (which most right-thinking people regard as a necessary yet distasteful task), was generally, and thankfully, without controversy.

RIP President Ford. Toss a pigskin with Ronnie.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 3:37:09 PM EST
I'm too young to remember anything he did.

In any case, the only President I have in high regard is President Reagan. His is the only funeral I watched.

All others subsequent have been mere politicians and I would have better things to do than to watch their hearse go by.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 11:16:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2006 11:22:57 PM EST by KnightofTheOldeCode]
Ford was a good man. I am sorry about his passing. he had a full and blessed life. As far as I know he wasn't very pro gun or really a friend to gun owners. I know he said the republican party should not link itself to the NRA. Clearly he was a moderate or even liberal by today's standards when it comes to domestic issues like abortions and gun control.

I think it would be interesting to go back and look at the gun control act of 68. It originated and passed in the house while he was minority leader. I have thus far been unable to determine his position or how he voted on this bill.

The first president I can remember was Reagan, Clearly a friend to gun owners for the most part. I know he was in office when the 86 machine gun ban was enacted but that started out as a pro gun bill to remove some of the restrictions on interstate sale and transportation of firearms.

So with my admittedly limited knowledge I'd give Ford a C and Reagan a B..
Know if only we could have another Teddy.

As others have stated I think we should honor President Ford as someone who was a brave WW2 veteran and who led us during a difficult time in our countries history.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 6:43:13 AM EST
wasnt he a kalifornian

his home was near los angles in plam spring

Link Posted: 1/2/2007 6:45:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ace_High:
It should be President Ford.

I second that! This was PRESIDENT Ford eho passed, "Mr. Ford was his dad, and his sons (and grandsons?)

Predsident FORD, President Regan, Mr. Bush (both).... JMO OMMV
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 9:43:53 AM EST

Statement of Brady President Paul Helmke on the Passing of President Gerald R. Ford

Paul Helmke, President
of the Brady Campaign/Center to Prevent Gun Violence, released the
following statement today on the death of Gerald R. Ford:
"Supporters of common sense measures to prevent gun violence lost a
good friend today with the passing of former President Gerald R. Ford.
"During his days in Congress, Ford supported efforts to ban cheap
handguns (known as 'Saturday Night Specials'). As President, he pushed for
a 15-day waiting period for handguns. In 1992, he joined former presidents
Reagan, Carter, and Nixon in supporting the Brady Bill which provided for
background checks on sales by licensed dealers. In June 2004, Ford joined
former presidents Clinton and Carter in urging the renewal of the ban on
assault weapons.

"As a member of the Warren Commission which investigated the
assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the target of two different
gun assaults himself in 1975, President Ford was personally aware of the
costs of gun violence to individuals as well as to our system of

"President Ford's support as a Republican for reasonable restrictions
to make the misuse of guns more unlikely reminds us of the strong support
this issue has had historically from both of the major political parties.
Efforts to increase public safety and protect the interests of individuals
who want to live in communities free from threats of gun violence should
not be seen as the sole province of one major party and not the other.
President Ford, on this issue as well as so many others, adopted a
pragmatic approach with the goal of doing what was best for our country and
its citizens.

"On a personal note, too, I always admired President Ford. As a fellow
Midwestern Republican with degrees from the Big Ten as well as Yale Law
School, I followed his career closely. As I mention in a story in the Fort
Wayne News Sentinel today, his comments were one of the main reasons
prompting me to run for the first of my three terms as mayor of Fort Wayne
in 1987. I thanked him for his role in my political career as well as the
country's when I had the chance to spend some time with him in 1995.
"The country could benefit from more individuals like Gerald R. Ford.
He will be missed."

SOURCE Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence


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