Thursday, July 28, 2016
Donks Ditch the Second Amendment
While many Democrats usually preface their calls for greater gun control with a half-hearted sop toward the Second Amendment, we all know they'd simply rather confiscate all guns. So here's a look at the current Democrat platform on the issue compared with the previous four. See a difference?
2000: "A shocking level of gun violence on our streets and in our schools has shown America the need to keep guns away from those who shouldn't have them — in ways that respect the rights of hunters, sportsmen, and legitimate gun owners."
2004: "We will protect Americans' Second Amendment right to own firearms."
2008: "We recognize that the 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."
2012: "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."
2016: "While responsible gun ownership is part of the fabric of many communities, too many families in America have suffered from gun violence. We can respect the rights of responsible gun owners while keeping our communities safe."
That's right. This year's platform doesn't even bother to mention the words "Second Amendment," hearkening back to 2000. Drafters opted instead for the meaningless tripe about how "gun ownership is a part of the fabric of many communities." Fabric can be changed. Rights endowed by our Creator cannot.