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.
Personal responsibility, no registration of any kind and no registration of ammo sales. Who ever actually wrote this knows that the Constitution is the law of the land. They also understand "shall no be infringed".
The Democrats on the other hand, would start restricting our rights early and often.
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.
Reasonable regulation = we don't want anyone but the police and military to have guns. Maybe we will "allow" you to have a single shot shotgun to hunt with.
Honest, open conversation = we aren't going to listen to a single thing you have to say.
Reinstate the assault weapons ban = we don't like scary looking guns and even though the ban did absolutely nothing to reduce crime, it will make us feel better.
Gun show loophole = we are completely against all private sales of firearms for any reason. You should have no right to sell your personal property.
They sure hit all the Bradyites talking points. Reasonable conversation, Failed AWB, gun show loophole, yep, all that's missing is killer permit holders and "illegal dealers", what ever that is. It's pretty obvious that whoever wrote their platform is a gun hating hoplophobe. Any political party that doesn't trust me to own and carry a gun will not be getting my vote. Every gun owner in the country should read both of these and vote accordingly.
In other news, Good old Diane Swinestien wants to reintroduce a new and improved AWB. At the delegates' breakfast, she said that, "Weapons of war do not belong on our streets, in our classrooms, in our schools or in our movie theatres."
Weapons of war? Did I get issued a M16 when I wasn't looking? You can bet that any AWB these liberal idiot pisswits introduce won't have the loopholes that the 94 ban had. It also won't have a sunset provision either.
And using Harvey Milk as a example? He was shot with a revolver, so called "assault weapons" weren't involved. Yet the people of Kalifornia keep re-electing her and Boxer and Pelosi.