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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-05 11:06 AM
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12. IMO the article is accurate on myths. We tried to tweak our platform
during the 2004 election but it ended up a basket case.

For example, many voters actually believe Democrats want to ban all guns or at least handguns. To overcome that, the platform was changed to say "We will protect Americans' Second Amendment right to own firearms, and we will keep guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists by fighting gun crime, reauthorizing the assault weapons ban, and closing the gun show loophole, as President Bush proposed and failed to do."

That sounds like solid support for RKBA but then Kerry was seen shooting a shotgun that would have been banned by the revised assault weapons ban that Kerry sponsored. :shrug:

As long as we ignore the views of independent voters, perhaps 20-30% of the total, on issues like abortion, same-sex marriage, religion, and a few other divisive issues, then we will remain the party out of power.
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