WASHINGTON — Three former presidents endorsed
legislation Wednesday to ban the future manufacture, sale and possession of
combat-style assault weapons as a closely divided House neared a showdown today
on the hotly controversial issue.
Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald
Reagan sent a letter to all House members expressing their support for the
measure, effectively joining President Clinton in urging approval of the ban.
Remember this the next time Republicans say they want
someone like Reagan back.