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Democratic Platform Calls for More Gun Control, Omits Awkward Reference to “What Works in Chicago”

John D. Wrote: Sep 08, 2012 6:39 PM
Yo Barry - come on down and visit middle Alabama. Today is opening day of dove season and it sounds like a Chicago street or even a war zone down here except we know what we're shooting at and normally hit it.

While many were focused on the controversy of initially omitting God and Jerusalem in the Democratic platform, language that affirms the Obama administration’s ‘death by a thousand cuts’ strategy for the Second Amendment went largely unnoticed. This year’s platform relating to the Second Amendment reads:

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;...