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    Ccrkba encouraged by second amendment republican platform

    Third party - hogwash...

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    News release from The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms:

    CCRKBA ENCOURAGED BY SECOND AMENDMENT REPUBLICAN PLATFORM
    Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is “encouraged by the strong pro-gun rights platform” put forth at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

    “This is the strongest pro-gun rights platform I’ve ever seen,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, who was in Florida this week.

    The platform includes language supporting the “law-abiding citizens’ God-given right of self-defense,” and national concealed carry reciprocity. It opposes revival of a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and normal capacity ammunition magazines, and it also takes a swipe at the Justice Department over Operation Fast and Furious.

    “This is strong stuff that squarely puts the GOP behind, ahead of and alongside every one of this nation’s millions of law-abiding gun owners,” Gottlieb noted. “I was delighted to see such a bold position put forth because it clearly provides a contrast between those who offer lip service to the Second Amendment, and those who live by it.”

    The Republican platform also supports gun owner privacy with language supporting “the right to obtain and store ammunition without registration.”

    “I think it is important to American gun owners that, even in the wake of the tragedy in Colorado, and the soaring homicide rate in Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago that the GOP platform framers can intelligently separate the acts of criminals from the civil rights of peaceable citizens,” Gottlieb stated. “Others would dredge up cliché-ridden programs that have been demonstrable failures, and that punish law-abiding citizens for the acts of social losers, thugs and lunatics.

    “The Republican platform does none of that,” he concluded. “It is clear that this platform language was crafted by people who understand that the rights of law-abiding gun owners should be expanded not eroded. Their platform recognizes gun owners as first-class Americans, not second-rate citizens.”


    With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at www.ccrkba.org or by email to InformationRequest@ccrkba.org.

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    Perhaps the most important point to take from the "pro-2A" platform is not necessarily that it is "pro-2A", but the fact that the Republicans are putting out a platform where they don't have to fear the fact that the citizens of the United States are legal owners of firearms! Every repressive government in the history of mankind has, as a first step of survival, disarmed their "subjects." Encouraging the legal ownership of firearms is the BEST way to ensure that we ARE and that we STAY a country of FREE people!

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    Platform is irrelevant

    No offense, but the platform is misdirection, intended to fool many grassroots activists in the hope we aren't paying attention.

    The real problem is that the RINOs have changed the rules to neuter the grassroots altogether. What's important is how they did it -- by any means necessary:

    Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig RNC delegate rules

    RNC power grab: the aftermath

    Read through all the links on this debacle and you will see what happened to the Virginia delegation:
    [S]ome [rules] committee members suggested meddling was at play. A bus full of Virginia delegates arrived at the committee meeting -- after it had adjourned.

    “The bus that was supposed to pick up the Virginia delegation arrived an hour later than it was supposed to,” explained Virginia delegate Morton Blackwell, a prime opponent of Rule 16 [a.k.a. the insiders’ compromise on delegate “disavowal”].

    Blackwell continued: “And then when we went downtown, we went around the same series of blocks repeatedly – twice. And then the bus took out away from downtown, went about a mile and a half, and then did a u-turn and came back. And did another circuit, of the same place where we had been before.”

    And at that point, the Virginia delegates demanded, “‘Stop the bus. And we're going to walk.' And we did.”

    Mike Rothfeld, a Virginia delegate also on the bus, went further.

    “They pushed us around for 45 minutes and then we missed the meeting,” Rothfeld said. “We were in the security perimeter, they pushed us out of it three separate times. They moved us around until the meeting was adjourned.”
    When the GOP behaves this way, the so-called 'republicans' are useless. Every time I see that 'Jack-Wagon' Sununu on Fox News, I cringe. Goode would be better than these clowns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    Perhaps the most important point to take from the "pro-2A" platform is not necessarily that it is "pro-2A", but the fact that the Republicans are putting out a platform where they don't have to fear the fact that the citizens of the United States are legal owners of firearms! Every repressive government in the history of mankind has, as a first step of survival, disarmed their "subjects." Encouraging the legal ownership of firearms is the BEST way to ensure that we ARE and that we STAY a country of FREE people!

    TFred
    The platform isn't really that pro gun, it is really just less anti- 2A than the Democrats.

    Do they support the repeal of the 1968 Gun Control Act? No

    Do they support universal open carry or constitutional carry nationwide? No. They support nationwide P4P. Just what we need, the Feds involved in the regulating of firearms carry in the states.
    Last edited by Thundar; 08-30-2012 at 09:28 AM.
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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    Here's the full text of the GOP platform position on the Second Amendment. It will be interesting to see what comes out of the DNC next week.

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    The Second Amendment: Our Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    We uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a right which antedated the Constitution and was solemnly confirmed by the Second Amendment. We acknowledge, support, and defend the law-abiding citizen’s God-given right of self-defense. We call for the protection of such fundamental individual rights recognized in the Supreme Court’s decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago affirming that right, and we recognize the individual responsibility to safely use and store firearms. This also includes the right to obtain and store ammunition without registration. We support the fundamental right to self-defense wherever a law-abiding citizen has a legal right to be, and we support federal legislation that would expand the exercise of that right by allowing those with state-issued carry permits to carry firearms in any state that issues such permits to its own residents. Gun ownership is responsible citizenship, enabling Americans to defend their homes and communities. We condemn frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers and oppose federal licensing or registration of law-abiding gun owners. We oppose legislation that is intended to restrict our Second Amendment rights by limiting the capacity of clips or magazines or otherwise restoring the ill-considered Clinton gun ban. We condemn the reckless actions associated with the operation known as “Fast and Furious,” conducted by the Department of Justice, which resulted in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent and others on both sides of the border. We applaud the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in holding the current Administration’s Attorney General in contempt of Congress for his refusal to cooperate with their investigation into that debacle. We oppose the improper collection of firearms sales information in the four southern border states, which was imposed without congressional authority.

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