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As the Democrat Party Platform will not be officially adopted until the 2020 Democratic National Convention in July, we can only speculate upon its content. However, we all already have a good idea of what it will contain.

This is the 2016 platform section with respect to firearms, with context provided:

Preventing Gun Violence

With 33,000 Americans dying every year, Democrats believe that we must finally take sensible action to address gun violence.
With suicide by firearm being the most common method of suicide.

Source: CDC

Of course, instead of addressing suicide as a mental health imperative, attacking the means is a more convenient for the left's narrative. You will notice that nobody is advocating the regulation of poison, rope, or automobile exhaust.

Suicide by Method (2017)
Suicide Method and Number of Deaths
Total 47,173
Firearm 23,854
Suffocation 13,075
Poisoning 6,554
Other 3,690
Source: CDC

While responsible gun ownership is part of the fabric of many communities, too many families in America have suffered from gun violence. We can respect the rights of responsible gun owners while keeping our communities safe.
Read: More unreasonable gun control, instead of enforcement of gun laws already in force.

To build on the success of the lifesaving Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, we will expand and strengthen background checks and close dangerous loopholes in our current laws;
Read: Provide government overreach to unnecessarily deny and delay access to firearms, without affordable recourse.

repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) to revoke the dangerous legal immunity protections gun makers and sellers now enjoy; and keep weapons of war—such as assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines (LCAM’s)—off our streets.
Read: To make both firearms and ammunition both less accessible and less affordable to those capable of possessing such.

We will fight back against attempts to make it harder for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to revoke federal licenses from law breaking gun dealers,
Read: And its okay for BATFE to violate the law to do so.

and ensure guns do not fall into the hands of terrorists, intimate partner abusers, other violent criminals, and those with severe mental health issues.
Read: But it's okay to allow government to make such in attempts to push a narrative for a rationale for further gun control, as it did with "Operation Fast and Furious."

There is insufficient research on effective gun prevention policies, which is why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must have the resources it needs to study gun violence as a public health issue.
Read the actual quote: "...effective gun prevention policies,..." and not ..."effective gun violence prevention policies..."

DOJ BCJS already provides statics with respect to whom, what, and where criminal activity exist, with effective enforcement being proven to be the first logical step in gun violence prevention, without unqualified individuals making subjective solutions under the guise of science.
 

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I am opposed to the dems on most every single issue
They have no respect for the Constitution, Natural God Given Rights, our history and culture
They are against most everything I hold sacred, beautiful and lovely
Second Amendment is right there in the mix
 

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The only planks of their platform to this point seem to be:
1. Orange man bad. We must beat him.
2. Constitution bad. We must get rid of it. At least the parts that don't let us do whatever we want.
3. Socialism good. All your money belongs to us. Everybody gets free stuff.
4. Immigration good. More votes for us.
5. Guns bad. Except for the ones we have protecting us.
 

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As the Democrat Party Platform will not be officially adopted until the 2020 Democratic National Convention in July, we can only speculate upon its content. However, we all already have a good idea of what it will contain.

This is the 2016 platform section with respect to firearms, with context provided:



With suicide by firearm being the most common method of suicide.

Source: CDC

Of course, instead of addressing suicide as a mental health imperative, attacking the means is a more convenient for the left's narrative. You will notice that nobody is advocating the regulation of poison, rope, or automobile exhaust.

Suicide by Method (2017)
Suicide Method and Number of Deaths
Total 47,173
Firearm 23,854
Suffocation 13,075
Poisoning 6,554
Other 3,690
Source: CDC



Read: More unreasonable gun control, instead of enforcement of gun laws already in force.



Read: Provide government overreach to unnecessarily deny and delay access to firearms, without affordable recourse.



Read: To make both firearms and ammunition both less accessible and less affordable to those capable of possessing such.



Read: And its okay for BATFE to violate the law to do so.



Read: But it's okay to allow government to make such in attempts to push a narrative for a rationale for further gun control, as it did with "Operation Fast and Furious."



Read the actual quote: "...effective gun prevention policies,..." and not ..."effective gun violence prevention policies..."

DOJ BCJS already provides statics with respect to whom, what, and where criminal activity exist, with effective enforcement being proven to be the first logical step in gun violence prevention, without unqualified individuals making subjective solutions under the guise of science.

I wonder when they're going to address a far more deadly threat to society: Medical Malpractice.


A recent Johns Hopkins study claims more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die every year from medical errors. Other reports claim the numbers to be as high as 440,000.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/22/medical-errors-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-america.html


Contrast that to ALL gun deaths:


Gun violence in the United States results in tens of thousands of deaths and injuries annually.[6] In 2013, there were 73,505 nonfatal firearm injuries (23.2 injuries per 100,000 people),[7][8] and 33,636 deaths due to "injury by firearms" (10.6 deaths per 100,000 people).[9] These deaths included 21,175 suicides,[9] 11,208 homicides,[10] 505 deaths due to accidental or negligent discharge of a firearm, and 281 deaths due to firearms use with "undetermined intent"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_the_United_States


HUGE contrast. 440,000 deaths related to "medicine." 33,000 deaths due to gun misuse.
 

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Vehicles are taxed, registered and insured

Drivers are trained, licensed and registered with their vehicle as the owner

However, more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.
https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/motor-vehicle-safety/index.html

Cell phones are taxed and registered by number

According to the Department of Transportation, the number of texting while driving deaths is 6,000 annually, in the US alone.
Texting while driving causes 1.6 million car accidents every year.
According to recent texting and driving statistics by the NHTSA, messaging while driving is six times more dangerous than drunk driving
https://carsurance.net/blog/texting-and-driving-statistics/

The Dems gun control won't get them the desired results especially when you add in the Black Market once they get their laws on the books




While you're talking suicides, your total by firearm is 23,854

Total by other means is 23,319


Remove the firearms and they choose the "other means"

So, I doubt there will be less suicides when the gun is removed
 
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