The 2020 Democratic National Convention is scheduled to take place August 17-20th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but we’re already getting a sneak peek at the party’s platform, including its plank on gun control. The document as written clearly demonstrates a hostility not only towards the Second Amendment itself, but all those Americans who choose to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. Those law-abiding gun owners are the primary target of the Democrats’ anti-gun agenda, and on today’s Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co. we take closer look at the policies that, if enacted, would turn the right of the people to keep and bear arms into a privilege of the few.
You can take a look at the draft document for yourself here. It’s only two paragraphs long, but the DNC manages to pack an awful lot of restrictions in just a few sentences. The proposal begins with a few lines paying lip service to the idea that violent crime should be addressed through “supporting evidence-based programs that prevent gun deaths from occurring in the first place, including by making mental health care more accessible, funding interventions to reduce homicides and gun violence in neighborhoods, and strengthening protections against domestic violence,” but glosses over any details of what those evidence-based programs actually look like, how they’d make mental health care more accessible, and what “interventions to reduce homicides and gun violence” they’re talking about.
Instead, the draft platform quickly shifts gears and demands “universal background checks,” bans on “assault weapons” and “large capacity” magazines, incentives for states to pass their own gun licensing and “red flag” laws, an end to online purchases of ammunition, and a federal gun storage law.
As Larry Keane, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation writes, the platform also aims to destroy the firearms industry by allowing politically-motivated litigation designed to bankrupt firearms and ammunition manufacturers by holding them responsible for the actions of criminals.
The DNC is listening to their radical base and not the rest of America. That’s why they continue to demonize the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which denies activist politicians and lawyers from bringing frivolous lawsuits against the industry for the consequences of criminal activity by individuals. They would destroy an industry through litigation that would be akin to taking Ford to court for the crimes of drunk driving.
The platform wasn’t the product of Biden’s thinking, but those propping him up. They’re ramming through a radical agenda to disarm law-abiding Americans when they’re buying firearms in record numbers over concerns of personal safety. This is a platform that is far beyond being out of step with America. It’s tripping over itself.
Check out today’s show in the video window above for details on exactly why these policies would be ineffective, unenforceable, and/or unconstitutional infringements on our Second Amendment rights, and stick around afterward for more news, including a Kentucky man released from jail on Monday who was arrested on Wednesday for his second shooting in less than a year. It’s repeat offenders like this that Democrats should be focused on, but sadly they’re far more concerned with cracking down on legal gun owners instead.