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Billy Ruffian Donating Member (672 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 08:33 PM
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17. The exact statement from the party platform
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.

The AWB was a ban of firearms based on cosmetic features.
There is no gunshow loophole. There are private sales allowed, and 'closing the gun show loophole' would simply be requirement that private citizens get permission to sell to other private citizens.

Additionally, leaders in the party (Kennedy) have proposed onerous taxes on ammunition, and restrictions on ammunition that would end up banning all centerfire rifle ammunition.

This is why our party is perceived to be anti-gun.

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