Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Anti-Second Amendment Nightmare Ticket

Now that Obama has named Biden as his running mate, the choice between the candidates and parties grows ever clearer. Like Obama, Biden is adamantly opposed to the Second Amendment. The Democrats won the House in 2006 by moving closer to the center and running candidates who opposed draconian gun control measures, but at the top of the ticket are two individuals who represent a clear threat to our Constitutionally affirmed right to keep and bear arms. The website On the Issues details Biden’s stance on the Second Amendment. Here’s some highlights with commencary.

When asked what could have been done to “save those kids at Virginia Tech” at the 2007 South Carolina Democratic primary debate in April – his response was:

“What they could have done is three things.

“1. In the so-called Biden crime bill, we put 100,000 cops on the street. I've worked with law enforcement for the past 30 years, with armor-piercing bullets, waiting periods, etc. But the one thing that's clear: We should not have let the assault weapons ban lapse.

“2. We should close this so-called gun show loophole, so you can't go into a gun show and buy a gun that you couldn't buy walking into a gun shop.

“3. We have let the country down in the way in which we have not focused on mental illness. We should know that your kid is safe at college. If teachers determine that a child is a danger, the school should be able to take them off the campus.”

Never mind the killer at Virginia tech didn’t use a so-called “assault weapon”, never mind that the killer reloaded his small caliber pistols several times, never mind that the killer passed a background check. Never mind the facts – just spew typical anti-Second Amendment tripe.

He also voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers (the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act; Bill S 397 ; vote number 2005-219 on Jul 29, 2005). The same bill would also have banned lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence.

He voted NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations. He’d rather penalize the law abiding than those “innocent” criminals and gang bangers.

Rated F by the NRA and GOA.

Unfortunately the Democrats have decided to ignore the Constitution, the recent Heller ruling, and good common sense by running a Presidential ticket comprised of two of the most ardently anti-Second Amendment Senators in the nation. Clearly the Democratic party hasn’t learned from the mistakes of 1994, 2000, and 2004. The Second Amendment MATTERS to the majority of Americas, and they’re alienating a huge portion of the electorate with their continued insistence on a platform that effectively repeals the Second Amendment and tramples on the inalienable right to keep and bear arms. This election cycle, the choice is clear.

Until next time!

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