Ronald Reagan Pushed Support For Background Checks, Waiting Periods In Speeches

Reagan was speaking about the 15-day waiting period and background bill he signed in California during his 1989 speech. In 1992 he was announcing his a support for the national Brady Bill.

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1989 discussing the state ban and background law he signed in California:


Discussing his support for the Brady Bill in 1992:


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