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Posted: 8/15/2001 5:19:19 PM EDT
from the official Democrat party site: [b]Strong and Sensible Gun Laws. 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. The Columbine tragedy struck America’s heart, but in its wake Republicans have done nothing to keep guns away from those who should not have them. Democrats believe that we should fight gun crime on all fronts — with stronger laws and stronger enforcement. That’s why Democrats fought and passed the Brady Law and the Assault Weapons Ban. We increased federal, state, and local gun crime prosecution by 22 percent since 1992. Now gun crime is down by 35 percent. Now we must do even more. We need mandatory child safety locks, to protect our children. We should require a photo license I.D., a full background check, and a gun safety test to buy a new handgun in America. We support more federal gun prosecutors, ATF agents and inspectors, and giving states and communities another 10,000 prosecutors to fight gun crime.[/b] From the GOP site: [b]We defend the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and we affirm the individual responsibility to safely use and store firearms. Because self-defense is a basic human right, we will promote training in their safe usage, especially in federal programs for women and the elderly. A Republican administration will vigorously enforce current gun laws, neglected by the Democrats, especially by prosecuting dangerous offenders identified as felons in instant background checks. Although we support background checks to ensure that guns do not fall into the hands of criminals, we oppose federal licensing of law-abiding gun owners and national gun registration as a violation of the Second Amendment and an invasion of privacy of honest citizens. Through programs like Project Exile, we will hold criminals individually accountable for their actions by strong enforcement of federal and state firearm laws, especially when guns are used in violent or drug-related crimes. With a special emphasis upon school safety, we propose the crackdown on youth violence explained elsewhere in this platform. [/b] I 'unno. What you think?
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 6:18:58 PM EDT
Stubbs, I was just reading newsmax.com and they have an article about the democrats changing there tune on gun issues. They said 48 % of the electorate who own guns voted 61 percent to 36 percent Bush over gore. Joe Lieberman was mentioned in this article. Moose
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 6:56:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 11:55:24 PM EDT
Garand_shooter - I agree 110%!
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 12:56:33 AM EDT
Gee Garand Shooter, that wouldn't happen to be from the Libertarian Party web site would it? [:D] Imagine that! USPC40 ------------------------------------------------- [b][blue]NRA Life Member[/blue][/b] - [url]www.nra.org[/url] [b][blue]GOA Life Member[/blue][/b] - [url]www.gunowners.org[/url] [b][blue]SAF Member[/blue][/b] - [url]www.saf.org[/url] [b][blue]SAS Supporter[/blue][/b] - [url]www.sas-aim.org[/url] [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/USPC40/alabamaflag.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 2:06:53 AM EDT
It would be interesting to see the percentage of demos and repubs that vote with their respective party positions. My guess is that there may be alot more repubs (especially in statists states like kalifornia and new york) jumping the fence than demos.
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