2012 Democratic Platform calls for renewal of Assault Weapons Ban
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
RE: 2012 Democratic Platform calls for renewal of Assault Weapons Ban
Gun show loophole - that's no loophole. That's the law.
Irresponsible, law-breaking few - If I remember correctly, there were 15,000 arrests last year for gun related charges. 40 were prosecuted. I'm not that good at high school trig, but it seems the solution to that problem lies with local law enforcement. We law abiding citizens are not the problem. Let's enforce the laws we have and then we'll talk.
Oh, and let's close the damned borders too and let the liberals get their votes legitimately.