This is a discussion on Strong 2A plank in GOP platform within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Beat that with a stick... When delegates to the Republican National Convention adopted their party platform for 2012 this week, it included what Alan Gottlieb, ...
Beat that with a stick...
When delegates to the Republican National Convention adopted their party platform for 2012 this week, it included what Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, called the “strongest pro-gun-rights platform I’ve ever seen.”
Republican platform 'strongest ever' on Second Amendment - Seattle gun rights | Examiner.com
this is good stuff for certain, but platform language means only as much as the legislation that elected officials will write and vote for. it could mean a great deal or it could mean nothing. we'll have to wait and see.
Hopefully that means HR 822 has a glimmer of hope at passing.
I dont know how they can say that with Romney being the nominee......Have you seen his gun rights record? Not very positive.
From ontheissues.orgNewt Gingrich's gun, crime & drug issues compared to Mitt's. (Feb 2012)
1994: backed 5-day waiting period on gun sales. (Jan 2012)
Find common ground with pro-gun & anti-gun groups. (Jan 2012)
2002: I will not chip away at MA's tough gun laws. (Nov 2011)
2008: "Lifelong" devotion to hunting meant "small varmints". (Jan 2010)
2002: My positions won't make me the hero of the NRA. (Nov 2008)
GovWatch: 1994: did not “line up with the NRA”. (Feb 2008)
Support the 2nd Amendment AND the assault weapon ban. (Jan 2008)
I support the work of the NRA, but disagree sometimes. (Dec 2007)
Ok to ban lethal weapons that threaten police. (Dec 2007)
Compromise MA gun bills were net gain for gun owner. (Aug 2007)
Supports Second Amendment rights but also assault weapon ban. (May 2007)
Will support assault weapons bill and Brady Bill. (Aug 1994)
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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
- C.S. Lewis
This is the GOP platform, not the Romney platform. His record is not too shining as to gun rights, but then again he is not very conservative. The GOP platform is a statement of their intent. How or even "if" it is accomplished is a down the road issue.
I consider this good news. Not great news, just good news. Compared to the gun grabbers intents, it's fantastic news. Be interesting to see if the Democrats new platform even mentions the second Amendment, we'll find out next week.
Getting Obama unemployed is important, but we need to make some good gains in the senate and keep or improve our standing in the house.
Romney may not have a great pro gun record, but like Obama I doubt we'll see him go after them in his first term (hopefully never).
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Good write up Dave. Im not going to hold my breath on this one. We will see....
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
And Shepards we shall be, for Thee, my Lord, for Thee,
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand, So that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command,
And we shall flow a river forth to Thee, And teeming with souls shall it ever be,
The questions are:
To what degree will EVERY Republican running for office in America embrace this plank?
To what degree will the RNC push this plank?
Will the DNC adopt similar reforms?
"Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18
Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
Paramedics With Guns Scare People!
Good news possibly. Remember not all promises during the campaign are kept once the nominee is elected. This could be a step in the right direction though if Romney wins the election.
Contrast between parties on gun rights positions says it all
An editorial in the Sunday Charlotte Observer essentially says everything anyone needs to know about the contrast between Republican and Democrat positions on gun rights that should clarify which party is more eagerly courting gun owners from the Southeast to the Northwest.
Contrast between parties on gun rights platform planks says it all - Seattle gun rights | Examiner.com
Dems say, "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." IOW, "Guns are enemies of life". GOP says, "Gun ownership is responsible citizenship, enabling Americans to defend their homes and communities." IOW, "Guns are friends of life".
Feel good vote vs. real good vote.
For its consistency and strong clarity over the course of my adult life, I favor the Libertarian, "We oppose all laws at any level of government requiring registration of, or restricting, the ownership, manufacture, or transfer or sale of firearms or ammunition."
The "shall not be infringed" vote.
I think that this is the strongest.
Politicians can live without my vote. But I can't live without being true to my beliefs. Just like eventually the Dems adopted every plank of the Socialist Party, eventually the GOP will adopt the Libertarian.
-Blackstone’s Commentaries 145–146, n. 42 (1803) in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)Americans understood the right of self-preservation as permitting a citizen to repel force by force
when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
Gun grabbers can grab all they want down here in Texas. But, they'll have to grab them by the "business end."
"If you only knew the power of the dark side!" - Darth Vader
"This is the GOP platform, not the Romney platform."
Unless I missed something this week and Romney is running as a Democrat now, this is his platform. As the Republican Candidate he is bound by it.
Retired Marine, Retired School Teacher, Independent voter, Goldwater Conservative.