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MrSandman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 09:38 PM
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27. You are right about...
Edited on Mon Jan-17-05 09:42 PM by MrSandman
Democratic Party Is Not "Anti-Gun"....."
as much as the RKBA crowd might want to believe it to be so.


As evidenced by the lack of Democratic Reps. to formlly call for a vote on AWB renewal, the number of Democrats endorsed by RKBA groups, and the number of Democrats who voted for the repeal of the AWB.

However,

If you want a basic answer as to when the party's current position on guns started to form

The GCA of 68 was much less restrictive than current proposed bans of AW's, sniper rifles, hunting ammo, handguns....

I would contentd that the current position began to form as the Democrats response to the perception of GOP being the "anti-crime" party, anti-terror party....


Edited to add link:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
It was a simplistic approach that worked, and continues to work in some districts. However, in many districts, it does not work. These Representatives, wisely, do not advocate anti-RKBA positions.

I continue to fail to understand how the RKBA is in opposition to reproductive rights. If there are anti-reproductive rights posters in GR&GC, I have missed them. I support reproductive freedoms for the same reasons I support the RKBA. Or for the same reasons I oppose many Patriot Act provisions.

Of couse, since I do support the RKBA, I must be less of a Democrat. Or do I care less about the well-being of others? Or am I misguided in believing that we should find the least restrictive means of regulating individual behavior?

And believing that the extension of unemployment benefits is more important than extending the AWB me a pawn of the corrupt gun industry?
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