Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The 2012 Democratic Party party platform his the hit of the net. Sort of. The official version hasn’t been released. But the Dems’ friends have the inside dope on the Party’s party line and there’s not a lot for gun rights advocates to like. thehill.com reports “The document calls for ‘reasonable regulation’ governing guns, including laws banning assault weapons and requiring all gun sellers — not just licensed dealers — to perform background checks on potential buyers.” Apparently, that’s not enough for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ Director Mark Glaze [above right]. ” . . . the Democratic language on guns is a terrific example of how completely they blow [off] this issue.” And that language says . . .
As was the case in 2008, the Democrats’ draft platform pushes back hard against accusations that the party hopes to do away with guns altogether, a charge frequently made by the National Rifle Association (NRA).