The 2012 Democratic Party party platform his the hit of the Internet. Sort of. The official version hasn’t been rubber stamped and released. But the Dems’ friends have the inside dope on the Party’s party line and there’s not a lot for gun rights advocates to like. thehill.com reports “The document calls for ‘reasonable regulation’ governing guns, including laws banning assault weapons and requiring all gun sellers — not just licensed dealers — to perform background checks on potential buyers.” Apparently, that’s not enough for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ Director Mark Glaze [above right]. ” . . . the Democratic language on guns is a terrific example of how completely they blow [off] this issue.” And that language says . . .
As was the case in 2008, the Democrats’ draft platform pushes back hard against accusations that the party hopes to do away with guns altogether, a charge frequently made by the National Rifle Association (NRA). “We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve the Second Amendment right to own and use firearms,” reads the draft, which was approved by the Democratic National Committee’s platform committee in Detroit earlier this month. But the Democrats also emphasize a belief that “the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation.” “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 weapon ban and closing the gun-show loophole — so that guns to do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible law-breaking few,” the draft statement reads.
Yes, well, common sense says the word “reasonable” doesn’t mean what the stealthy gun grabbers want the American public to think it means. It means whatever they (gun control advocates) want it to mean. For example, how does an assault weapons ban stop guns from falling into the hands of those “irresponsible law-breaking few”? And what’s up with calling violent criminals “irresponsible”? Weak beer dontchathink? Anyway, the Dems’ call for an “open conversation about gun control” is new—and slimy as hell. By attempting to appear “open” to a “debate” with gun rights advocates the Democratic antis camouflage the fact that they’re not willing to “discuss” anything. They want to get what they can get and they don’t care who gets upset. As long as they don’t get too upset and vote Republican. How close-minded people can have an open conversation remains to be seen, but we invite Mark to hit firstname.lastname@example.org with his best shot. Hear that? That’s the sound of me not holding my breath.