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

wmcginty Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 2:02 PM
Do they really believe that the "bad guys" will give up their guns? Where i live, it would take the cops an easy 20-30 minutes to get here if they were called How many people do they think they can protect when it takes that long to get here? The killers would be long gone in that time. Americas first line of defense is an ARMED country
Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 2:33 PM
wmc:

It depends on how you define ""bad guy". To liberals, thieves and murderers are just people who have been harmed by society. To them, the real "bad guys" are the people who believe in the Constitution and private property.

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;...