We have posted about both major parties’ gun platforms:
If you look through the comments of the Community you will see comments for and against both parties. You will also see moderator comments reminding people that the USCCA welcomes all responsibly armed Americans no matter what their background (including political background) is.
I am very thankful to see Democrats posting here to show those who doubt that you can vote Democratic and still support the Second. We, at the USCCA, know that there are Second Amendment supporters from all walks of life.
We are here to help people learn how to best protect their families.
@Richard306 You have definitely made a few assumptions on my part which are in total error. The Republican Party is doing more to preserve the Constitution than the Democrats. Compare each parties Platform and it is evident. So can I assume that you are in favor of murdering the most innocent in our society? You didn’t mention opposing it. See how assumptions work?
Well, that could be quite a debate. And with all the revisionist history on the Internet these days, I would not even bother to reference most recent articles or even supposedly neutral web sites.
How about, instead, we go back to the founding documents, such as the Declaration of Independence?
What makes a right “inalienable”? Per the US Constitution, because humans were endowed with such rights by their Creator.
To say there was no Christian influence seems a bit of a stretch, given that the Judaeo-Christian claim is that the Creator did indeed take an interest in His creation – he did not just “wind up” the “mechanism” and walk away.
But I do respect the skepticism. I was born and raised Christian. Left the faith in high school and became a raving atheist proponent of metaphysical naturalism for 30 years, then became skeptical of that position as well. But without belaboring my journey, one thought to consider: What makes a right inalienable? Or, as Friedrick Nietzche taught in “The Will To Power”, does only might make right?
I ask that with all due respect. Something a little different than a debate on if 40 S&W sucks. I admit it’s deviating a bit from the main topic.
@Kevin1776 Brother, what would you expect a confirmed atheist to say? A shame, though. I am thankful the RNC Gun Platform doesn’t read like the communist manifesto of the DNC. Just wonder how much of the DNC Platform was written by Joe’s Chinese money-men? There is some hope for Democrats. Those that are willing to walkaway from their party because they are tired of the violence being waged in their cities, permitted by their elected Democratic officials and probably perpetrated by their children.
When will RNC actually start being Pro-2A. Start working on repealing the NFA and curbing ATF’s aggressive overreach. Leaving interpretation for what weapons are Pistols, SBR’s and Rifles is getting out of hand. The ridiculous taxation for suppressors and SBR’s is also a severe restriction on our 2A rights and I think many of us hoped the Trump Admin would address it. Instead - the ATF has become arguably worse.
@Christopher178 Welcome to the community! To answer your question, probably when the RINOs are ousted and a Republican majority is firmed-up in the House and Senate. Looking back on the first 18 months of President Trump’s first term, he was facing a debilitating assault from the Left and Deep State. He should have purged every Democratic appointee from the Federal Government. Tried giving them a chance to serve our country but that didn’t work out so well. Amazing what President has actually accomplished under a relentless attack! The ATF Honey Badger policy shift was due to a few Democrat appointee leftovers from Obama. Guess who gets the blame?
The elimination of semi-automatic AR-15 style rifles and full capacity magazines (handguns included) is not in the leftist view simply a “reasonable compromise” (as they’d like you to believe), it’s part of their end-game strategy. Indeed the ability to own fully automatic weapons is already gone.
The “people”, and here I mean the constitutional definition of “the people”, cannot use their last resort (the 2nd Amendment) to defend themselves and prevent the leftist end game once they are effectively disarmed.
Lenin wanted to disarm “the people”. But certainly did NOT want to disarm the socialist revolutionaries. Quoting Lenin below…
“But whoever expects that socialism will be achieved without a social revolution and the dictatorship of the proletariat is not a socialist. Dictatorship is state power based directly on violence. And in the twentieth century—as in the age of civilization generally—violence means neither a fist nor a club, but troops. To put “disarmament” in the program is tantamount to making the general declaration: We are opposed to the use of arms. There is as little Marxism in this as there would be if we were to say: We are opposed to violence!” – Vladimir Lenin. Collected Works, Volume 23, pp 94-104, Progressive Publishers, 1964
Current day leftists are often more evasive (relative to Lenin) in the statement of their ultimate goals. It’s more gradual and deceptive.
@Christopher178 NFA is a Federal Law enforced by the ATF. The ATF works for the Justice Department. DOJ is an Executive Branch. The real problem is the Obama Creeper executive leftovers still trying to sabotage the government…
I just joined this organization tonight. I have read the responses to this post. I believe that the right to protect yourself is a right to be enjoyed by all. It doesn’t matter if you are Republican, Democrat, Independent, or any other political party. What I am oposed to are those who think that we the people have no right to defense, that want to restrict us from our right to self defense. I don’t care if you are left or right or in the middle, the fact is simply we are all Americans and want what is best for this country of ours. I was raised in the Military and joined when I was 17. In the Military there is no color but camo and every brother looks out for each other. I don’t care about race, gender, LBGTQ, or other social hotspots in this country. I just don’t what people forcing me to accept what they believe. We are each individuals and individuals come together for change. I have been on all sides of the political spectrum. We have enough to divide us, but here is an organization that wants to unite us. As a young man, I made the decision to never let anyone offend me and for almost 70 Years I have kept that decision to my betterment. I noticed that when you are offended you give power to that which offends you and it can turn into a cancer which can limit what you do in life, who your friends are and your own personal growth. I can have friends not of my faith, nor my political leanings, because I choose how I react. Please, if anyone feels uncomfortable, it may not be that someone or something intentially wants that to happen. It may be that they may not know they are doing so. We all have common ground. We all want our children and grand children to be safe, happy, and loved. That is why I chose to join the USCCA, because they wnat the same thing. Do your best for we are all in this together.
@J_W Welcome to the community. Kinda late to be singing Kumbaya and Joy to the World. You probably didn’t have to serve in the social petri dish we now have in DoD. Nothing like spending money on sex change operations and lifetime hormonal therapy when China is getting ready to kick our ass. Downgrading training standards so females can get kudos for being in Special Forces. Those rainbow stickers and white privilege classes won’t stop incoming fire. Everyone does have a right to protect themselves. Been watching our 2A rights erode over the years because folks just wanna get along and some are willing to make a series of concessions to do so. I’m sure some folks will even turn in their firearms when they are directed.
True. There is old literature that state that those at the signing of the Declaration of independence but one were ordained ministers. This should be confirmed by dusting off those old books written and edited and published during the last last century. Good points though.