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Obama's Democratic Platform Calls for More Restrictions on Gun Owners' Rights
Obama's Democratic Platform Calls for More Restrictions on Gun Owners' Rights

Posted on September 7, 2012

One thing was made crystal clear at the Democratic National
Convention, held this week in Charlotte, N.C. The 2012 National
Democratic Platform is President Barack Obama's platform. There is
nothing in the document that doesn't reflect the President's position.

the opening lines give lip service to supporting the Second Amendment,
the rest of the plank calls for renewing the semi-auto ban and for
regulating gun shows into oblivion.

Here's the language:


recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part
of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans' Second
Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to
own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation. We understand the
terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life
is fragile, and our time here is limited and precious. We believe in an
honest, open national conversation about firearms. We can focus on
effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our
background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense
improvements--like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the
gun show loophole--so that guns do not fall into the hands of those
irresponsible, law-breaking few.

As if to signal that the
Democratic Party is ready to follow Obama's lead on the issue, Senator
Dianne Feinstein announced in her keynote speech to the convention's
California delegation that she intends to reintroduce an "updated" version of the 1994-2004 "assault weapons" and "large" magazines. (For more coverage of Feinstein's plans, please see related story.)

platform is silent on other key issues such as the "Fast & Furious"
scandal, Right to Carry and the right to self-defense. All of this is a
stark contrast to the detailed pro-gun language of the Republican platform,
and sends a clear signal that if reelected, Barack Obama will pursue
new restrictions on gun owners' rights. His willingness to take
unilateral executive actions without approval by Congress--such as the
long gun registration scheme his Justice Department has imposed in the
southwest border states--coupled with his anti-Second Amendment Supreme
Court nominees, should remind gun owners of the dangers a second term
would pose if Obama is reelected and never has to face voters again.

If this doesnt persuade you to vote for Romney I dont know what will. I know he is not the best choice but the Dictator has got to go. You guys planning on doing write in PLEASE reconsider.
das, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.
If this does not show the importance of the Supreme Court appointees that may well be decided over the next 4 years, I don't know what does. I understand that a lot of people think there is little difference between the two parties, they are both looking out for those who put money in their pockets. I can't argue against that.

But I can argue that the Presidential winner will be picking a couple of Supreme Court appointees. Those appointees will be presiding over 2nd amendment issues. I will also argue that Romney's picks will be more 2nd amendment friendly than Obama's. Just something to think about if you are considering writing someone in or not voting in the election.
Everytime we look the other way when someone else loses rights we disagree with, we make it easier to lose the rights we support.


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