Tampa, FL--(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday, the delegates of the 2012 RNC Convention formalized the 2012 Republican Party Platform and the most Pro-Gun Platform we have ever seen from the Grand Old Party.
Republican Party Platform is the definitive statement of the Republican Party’s principles and ideals. The document is a culmination of work done by the Committee on Resolutions and 111 delegates from every state and territory.
The 2012 Platform voices support for Self Defense, National Concealed Carry Reciprocity, Opposes Ammunition & Firearms Registration, No Restrictions on “High Capacity Magazines”, Promotion of Gun Safety and as well as condemning “Fast & Furious” and long gun sales reporting.
“The Second Amendment: Our Right to Keep and Bear Arms We uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a right which antedated the Constitution and was solemnly confirmed by the Second Amendment. We acknowledge, support, and defend the lawabiding citizen’s God-given right of self-defense. We call for the protection of such fundamental individual rights recognized in the Supreme Court’s decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago affirming that right, and we recognize the individual responsibility to safely use and store firearms. This also includes the right to obtain and store ammunition without registration. We support the fundamental right to self-defense wherever a lawabiding citizen has a legal right to be, and we support federal legislation that would expand the exercise of that right by allowing those with state-issued carry permits to carry firearms in any state that issues such permits to its own residents. Gun ownership is responsible citizenship, enabling Americans to defend their homes and communities. We condemn frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers and oppose federal licensing or registration of law-abiding gun owners. We oppose legislation that is intended to restrict our Second Amendment rights by limiting the capacity of clips or magazines or otherwise restoring the illconsidered Clinton gun ban. We condemn the reckless actions associated with the operation known as “Fast and Furious,” conducted by the Department of Justice, which resulted in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent and others on both sides of the border. We applaud the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in holding the current Administration’s Attorney General in contempt of Congress for his refusal to cooperate with their investigation into that debacle. We oppose the improper collection of firearms sales information in the four southern border states, which was imposed without congressional authority.”
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus had this to say:
“Our platform represents a party that is unified and dedicated to the most important issues of our day: getting the economy back on track and restoring fiscal responsibility,” said Priebus.”
“We’ve also reaffirmed that we’re a party of life, traditional values, a strong national defense, and a reverence for the rights and liberties granted by our creator and laid out by our Founders in the Constitution.”