Friday, September 7, 2012

The DNC and gun control

Between the constant babble about a Republican war on women or millionaires and billionaires not paying enough in taxes or how nobody had health care until Obama became president, you'd almost think the Democrats had forgotten about gun control.

But if you check the party's 2012 platform, it's in there:
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. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation. We understand the terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life is fragile, and our time here is limited and precious. We believe in an honest, open national conversation about firearms. We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements – like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole – so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few.
Not much gun control chatter on the main convention floor, but at a breakfast meeting Senator Dianne Feinstein told her California delegation she's ready to introduce new assault weapons ban legislation in the Senate. Best I can tell, only place reporting Feinstein's pledge was Southern California Public Radio. The story has since been repeated by numerous gun rights bloggers.

I have to wonder what other kind of gun control talk took place at the DNC just outside reach of microphones, just far enough away to be missed by the cameras.

By the way, SCPR is running a poll on Feinstein's talk of reviving an assault weapon ban...
Feel free to take part here.

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