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“Included in the 2012 Republican platform is a strong statement of support for the individual right to keep and bear arms, which goes beyond a generic statement of support for the Second Amendment and includes specific statements on key issues of concern to gun owners. The inclusion of specific issues, such as the right to self-defense, opposition to the semi-auto ban, and support for interstate Right-to-Carry reciprocity makes this the most pro-Second Amendment position ever included in a major party platform. The NRA commends the GOP for taking a strong and unambiguous stance in support of our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms.” NRA-ILA statement on the Republican platform

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  1. It may end up being meaningless, and nothing will be done, but the Democrats are not even willing to pay this lip service.

  2. It will not matter unless the GOP has the house and senate. Right now, the economy takes center stage, everything else is second.

  3. the economy being such a wreck can work in the gop’s favor. rightly or wrongly the party in office gets the credit or blame for the economy. as i vote my guns i will be voting gop. in another post this morning we see a guy named hirsch,who’s part of the group trying to re elect barry pushing for “common sense gun control”.

    yep, i’ll be voting gop for the forseeable future.


      “Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts,” Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1 with legislators, sportsmen’s groups and gun safety advocates. “These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”

      I don’t mean to keep beating on this dead horse, but the cognitive dissonance _must_ be painful. This is the party that has no qualms with expanding government control and abusing freedom in the name of security. Folks that think voting GOP is the way to preserve our right to keep and bear arms are in for a rude awakening.

  4. I surely do hope it’s more than just lip service. Unfortunately, a lot of pols will give just that when their jobs are on the line. We the people, need to hold them to their words.

  5. They should promise to get rid of the sbr and suppressor waiting period… Do the tax (I know They need the money) buy we should be able to buy it same day.

  6. I think this will be more than lip service. I agree with Pascal the economy and jobs are number one. I also believe that the GOP with someone like Ryan will seriously look at getting gun rights restored. People will hold their feet to the fire to get thIs done.

  7. The economy and jobs are number on top of the list of things to do.
    Ignoring the gun grabbers and upholding the 2nd Amendment is something every president should have been doing already.

  8. First they have to win office. If the golfer in chief wins start selling your registered guns so it’s not a total loss.

  9. That’s if you trust Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan to honor their party’s platform and actually protect 2A rights instead of their own interests… I mean, they would NEVER put themselves over the rules and traditions of the Republican party right?

    I mean, Ron Paul was totally treated fairly by Romney and his friends (/sarcasm).

    And isn’t Ryan a diehard BOW hunter? I mean, I respect guys that hunt with a bow… doesn’t mean I necessarily think that all of them will go to bat for gun rights, though.

    • I’ve heard a lot of bow hunters make plenty of disparaging remarks about the “orange army” and their firearms.

      • shawmutt. schumer, difi, pelosi, both clintons and their ally bloomberg to name just a few. and hillary is in favor of the u.n. arms treaty.

  10. Meanwhile the DNC’s gun plank is apparently summed by the phrase, “Let’s talk about it.”

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