On the Record: Aug. 2, 1982

Roy Rogers, 69, upon joining a National Rifle Association fight against a California referendum to restrict handguns: "They'll have to shoot me first to take my gun."

Reggie Jackson, 36, California Angels outfielder, on his current boss, Gene Autry, and his former boss, Yankee Owner George Steinbrenner: "Autry's a superdad kind of guy. I was used to a guy who scolds you and sends you to bed without dinner."

Van Johnson, 65, actor: "People are always asking me, 'Why do they make such terrible movies these days?' and I always tell them, 'Because you...

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