The Democratic Party published their 2012 party platform. Some will argue a party platform is just words to placate the party stupid. But their words are what we have to go on -- We must assume they mean the words they say.
There is some nonsense about reasonable regulation, then the platform states the planned encroachment on individual right to firearms ownership in one sentence:
"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 weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole – so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few.”
This is a fresh encroachment. The “assault weapons ban” never happened. There was magazine size limitation, which expired in 2004, and screwy limits on features for scary looking guns, but no ban. Of course the ”gun show loophole” crap is in there -- unregulated sale of private property has always bugged the Politicians' Democratic Party of Arrogation & Control.
Its important to remember the Second Amendment does not grant individuals the right to bear arms -- the 2nd Amendment recognizes our sovereign right to be armed; it grnats nothing. The 2nd is just words which any politician can ignore.
But if we are armed, the politician ignores the 2nd at his own peril. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
As long as we are looking at party platforms, take note that the Democrats have removed all mention of God in their platform.
The 2012 Republican platform continues to reference our rights are God-given – “our rights come from God, are protected by government, and that the only just government is one that truly governs with the consent of the governed.”
If rights are from the government, as the Democrats now state, the government can take them away. If individual rights are God-given, they continue regardless of the desires of the current government.
The priorities on the Democrazy agenda are higher taxes, gay marriage and abortion. The Democrats are convinced that only a knuckle dragging, mouth-breathing, Bible-thumping, renegade, racist could possibly disagree. How charitable!