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37. From the current Party Platform:
Mon Nov 6, 2023, 08:56 AM
Nov 2023
Ending the Epidemic of Gun Violence

Gun violence is a public health crisis in the United States. Over 100,000 people are shot and nearly 40,000 people die annually from guns—devastating countless families, friends, and communities. We can and will make gun violence a thing of the past. Addressing the gun violence crisis requires supporting evidence-based programs that prevent gun deaths from occurring in the first place, including by making mental health care more accessible and supporting suicide reduction initiatives, funding interventions to reduce homicides and gun violence in neighborhoods, and strengthening protections against domestic violence. Democrats will also ensure the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have sufficient resources to study gun violence as a public health issue, including the ongoing health care, mental health, economic, and social costs that can affect survivors and their families for years.

Democrats will enact universal background checks, end online sales of guns and ammunition, close dangerous loopholes that currently allow stalkers, abusive partners, and some individuals convicted of assault or battery to buy and possess firearms, and adequately fund the federal background check system. We will close the "Charleston loophole" and prevent individuals who have been convicted of hate crimes from possessing firearms. Democrats will ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high capacity magazines. We will incentivize states to enact licensing requirements for owning firearms and extreme risk protection order laws that allow courts to temporarily remove guns from the possession of those who are a danger to themselves or others. We will pass legislation requiring that guns be safely stored in homes. And Democrats believe that gun companies should be held responsible for their products, just like any other business, and will prioritize repealing the law that shields gun manufacturers from civil liability.

Gun rights are a losing issue. Get used to it.
Is this one of those "see how great guns are" type posts? Silent Type Nov 2023 #1
Oh c'mon...don't you wish you could be the guy... ret5hd Nov 2023 #2
I'm convinced gunners don't spend time arming up and training because they don't want to shoot someone. Silent Type Nov 2023 #3
I have a question: yagotme Nov 2023 #6
If you are arming up and training for urban warfare, need more than a 38 special or shotgun Silent Type Nov 2023 #9
OK, thanks for your opinion on that. Do you have a stance on training? nt yagotme Nov 2023 #10
Let's hear your reason for posting this gun love junk, first. Silent Type Nov 2023 #12
You brought up training. I asked how you felt about it. yagotme Nov 2023 #13
I feel like we need to restrict guns, particularly toting. As far as training goes, Silent Type Nov 2023 #14
"Restricting guns" covers a wide definition. yagotme Nov 2023 #17
Drop the pretense...why post gun-humping blood lusting bullshit? ret5hd Nov 2023 #19
Lotta adjectives there. Pretty negative ones, too. yagotme Nov 2023 #20
Always asking'...never answering. ret5hd Nov 2023 #21
You asked "Why post..." yagotme Nov 2023 #22
You are correct. My mistake. ret5hd Nov 2023 #23
NP nt yagotme Nov 2023 #24
However, it is reasonalble to assume from your gun love, you might well get excited about the feel of a barrel. Silent Type Nov 2023 #25
Now, you're putting words/thoughts of yours, and attributing them to me. yagotme Nov 2023 #27
How often do you oil your guns? Silent Type Nov 2023 #28
As needed. Like any other mechanism. yagotme Nov 2023 #31
That's just restriction for the sake of restriction TexasDem69 Nov 2023 #30
Less guns means less crime, if for no other reason than guns are the most sought after item in burglary. Silent Type Nov 2023 #32
Let's stop selling liquor. yagotme Nov 2023 #35
Everyone has heard that lame junk before. Besides, most gunners I've known were drunks. Silent Type Nov 2023 #36
A LOT of drunks are drivers, too. Cars and booze don't mix, either. What's lame about saving lives??? yagotme Nov 2023 #39
of course it is Skittles Nov 2023 #4
I guess this person shouldn't have defended the home? TexasDem69 Nov 2023 #5
plenty of people deal with crime without guns Skittles Nov 2023 #7
That doesn't answer the question even a little bit TexasDem69 Nov 2023 #8
When someone breaks into your house, there is a presumption you were protecting your life. If Silent Type Nov 2023 #11
The listed article is lacking in pertinent details. yagotme Nov 2023 #15
In my opinion, article would have mentioned they were armed or attacked home owner. Silent Type Nov 2023 #16
Article is kinda sketchy. yagotme Nov 2023 #18
Of course you wouldn't. Why post a sketchy article in the first place. The NRA has a site for posting gun love. Silent Type Nov 2023 #26
This board has a section to post about gun control and RKBA. yagotme Nov 2023 #29
Don't we still have the option to express a rebuttal opinion? Silent Type Nov 2023 #33
"Why post a sketchy article in the first place. The NRA has a site for posting gun love." yagotme Nov 2023 #34
From the current Party Platform: AndyS Nov 2023 #37
I agree with this: yagotme Nov 2023 #40
"Gun rights are a losing issue" TexasDem69 Nov 2023 #41
Arguing/passing laws restricting gun rights is a losing issue. yagotme Nov 2023 #42
It depends on whether you are a money grubbing Republican or not. AndyS Nov 2023 #43
Hmm. An internet survey from seven years ago TexasDem69 Nov 2023 #45
Look at the bottom of the top poll, for the "**" reading. yagotme Nov 2023 #46
The numbers are the same now and you know it. AndyS Nov 2023 #47
Good riddance The Mouth Nov 2023 #38
I hate it for em... Fla_Democrat Nov 2023 #44
Good thief dead thief The Mouth Nov 2023 #48
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