DNC National Platform Calls for Banning ‘Assault Weapons’ & Closing The ‘Gun Show Loophole’

Democartes Own Assault Weapons Ban
DNC National Platform Calls for Banning ‘Assault Weapons' & Closing The ‘Gun Show Loophole'
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USA –-(Ammoland.com)-  Now that the Democratic Party’s 2012 National Platform has been approved and– ahem- subsequently “amended”, their National Platform, I wanted to compare it to the Republican Party’s 2012 National Platform as it concerns firearms.

From the Democrats’ Moving America Forward: 2012 Democratic National Platform:

Firearms. We 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.

And from the Republicans’ We Believe in America: Republican Platform 2012:

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 law-abiding 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 law-abiding 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 ill-considered 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.

As recent as this week, it’s been claimed sitting U.S. President Barack Obama has barely pushed for more gun “control” during his time in the White House. From the 2012 Democratic National Convention host city’s own The Charlotte Observer this Tuesday:

Obama hasn’t proposed any anti-gun legislation during his first term, and his talk about gun control has been almost non-existent these last four years.

He didn’t need to, in retrospect. Because, contrary to the pro-gun stance adopted by the Republican Party, more gun “control” is now blatantly codified in the Democratic Party’s 2012 national platform.

“We can work together to enact commonsense improvements – like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole…”

A new gun ban? Closing the gun show “loophole?” Undeniably, those are calls for more regulation of firearms.

As one Hollywood gun “control” supporter might have argued in TV commercials he used to star in… the proof is in the pudding.

Source: “Don’t wimp out on gun-control platform.” The Charlotte Observer. 4 Sept. 2012. (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/09/04/3501421/dont-wimp-out-on-gun-control-platform.html). 6 Sep. 2012.

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  • 14 thoughts on “DNC National Platform Calls for Banning ‘Assault Weapons’ & Closing The ‘Gun Show Loophole’

    1. I agree with San. All of you gun nuts are partly responsible for the killing of innocent children and adults! All of you sound like a bunch of angry men trying to prove your “macho”. Macho men are the ones who don’t have to collect and carry guns but are out in the world trying to make it a better place, NOT A MORE DANGEROUS AND VIOLENT ONE!

    2. I’m sorry but people that pour their passionate efforts into protecting their assault weapons are greedy. In a time like this do you people really think this “cause” is for the greater good? Wake up, there are people being denied basic human rights and you all are complaining about being able to obtain an arsenal of different physical items? Narrow. Obviously a first world problem. If only you people were capable of seeing yourselves through the eyes of others.

    3. To “Mike” and the other Liberal:

      Since when were our God-given, Constitutionally-affirmed Rights superseded by our “needs”?!?!

      And I doubt “Mike” is a real shooter. If he was, he’d certainly know that an AK-47 is no more power than a .30-30 deer rifle (and significantly less powerful than a .308 deer rifle).

      Blaming a particular model or style of gun for shootings is like blaming a particular style or model pen for misspelled words. Only idiots do that.

      On the other hand, I think the private transfer of firearms should require the same background check as the sale of firearms by licensed dealers. I am surprised anyone has an issue with that.

    4. Oh boo hoo. Obama tryna take er geeeyyyuuuunnnsssss.

      If only the right cared as much about the economy as they did their previous guns.

    5. Liberal who shoots pretty good: Boy are you in for a big surprise. If you trust obama/barry whatever the fudge you want to call him then you deserve whats coming your way.

    6. Hi Mike!

      It’s nice that you own a handgun for defense. That’s a good thing. You’ve probably spent a lot of time being trained with it and are hopefully very proficient. Not that that’s a requirement of owning one but it’s a good thing to do if you are exercising your 2A right.

      Since you are a supporter of our right to own firearms you are probably aware that according to the FBI in 2010 there were approximately 9500 murders committed with firearms. Of those about 350 were done with rifles (of any kind, not just semi-auto). Some others were done with shotguns but the majority of them were done with handguns. That and if I remember correctly most firearm murders are committed with about 3 shots fired (don’t quote me on that one though).

      My point? No one “needs” an AK. Nor does anyone “need” a car that goes over 70mph… right? It makes no difference what you think someone else needs or wants to own. An AK, while a powerful weapon, is less powerful than a lot of hunting rifles.

    7. Keep in mind you mindless pubes that when the ban was lifted for assault weapons, then governor, Mitt Romney continued the assault weapons ban in his state.

    8. A “wet fish”? A guy who is worth over $200 mil on either side of the isle is anything but a “wet fish”. Romney really is a nice guy who keeps it to himself, unlike our Mtv Pres who is a media whore. And why does ‘Joe Schmoe” need an AK-47? Because the bad guys have AK-47’s, you idiot. If the bad guys can get them, and get them in bulk (thanks Holder), then the laws only stop us who obey them. And we who live on the border know there are people with full auto AK’s right in our area who legally shouldn’t even be allowed to be outside after their court ordered curfew. If bad guys can buy 100 round clips, why should we only have a 12 round clip, have to keep it locked in the trunk away from our gun, and share a road with crazies who think nothing of killing kids and women? And Harry Reid will do whatever Obama tells him, even though he wears the same ‘magic underwear’ as Romney.

    9. On Mike’s comment: I agree. I own about a dozen guns, I enjoy shooting. I compete in IPSC and take classes. But why does a civilian need an assault weapon? An AK-47 isn’t that accurate- in a comparison with the M16 on the Military Channel, it was shown to be pretty much a ‘pray-and-spray’ weapon, good for someone with a lot of ammo and no training.
      I don’t get the gun show loophole. Ten day waiting period here and I really don’t want to violate that and get the ATF on my a$$.

      Stevie: Bingo. If the GOP really wanted to win, they wouldn’t have put up this guy. That’s what happens when money makes the rules instead of passion…

      Dan: seriously. Dan. There is no way President Barack Obama (that’s his name, not his step-father’s name…Dan, come on, don’t you know anybody with step-parents?) there is no way he will start a ‘multi year gun removal plan’. It’d kill the Dems chances of election for decades. It’s what some old ladies and hippies want.
      On the other hand, Dan, events like Aurora and Giffords in Arizona make it kinda hard to defend things like high-cap magazines. If whatever is trying to kill you takes more than ten hollowpoints to kill, you need to find either new enemies or a shooting skills class.
      As long as demonstrably crazy people seem to somehow be able to get their hands on easy to shoot, high-bullet-count weapons, tragedies like this are going to continue and Joe Schmoe is going to be horrified by them- and THAT, and only that, will create the support needed for a ‘multi year gun removal plan’. Stop the slaughter of innocents at movie theaters and congressional meet and greets and THEN nobody will even think about changing the laws.

    10. Look I’m all for owning guns. I own a handgun to protect my family. But what reason would someone need to carry am AK-47? It’s just illogical for such a powerful weapon to be owned by Joe Schmoe.

    11. As long as Harry Reid is majority leader and the house remains pro-gun, NOTHING IS HAPPENING ON THE “GUN CONTROL” front. Obama is getting a second term cuz the republicans gave us a wet fish nominee.

    12. Oh yeah its coming. You can take that one to the bank. For all of you who give soetoro aka obama a pass because he hasn’t said anything..why would he? 2nd term folks he will move immediately to institute the multi year gun removal plan. Like smokers, we will become reviled by the masses. I can see the public ad campaign now..in the schools, tv etc. Here it comes.

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