After the Republican National Convention (RNC) it appeared as though the Republican Party would be claiming a near monopoly on targeting specific demographics for state hostilities. Thankfully the Democratic Party appear to have come through at the last minute and returned balanced to an unbalanced equation:
The Democrats’ approach to gun control is far too timid and needs a boost of courage to be effective, some leading gun-control advocates are charging.
The draft language of the Democrats’ 2012 platform — set for a final vote this week in Charlotte, N.C. — argues that current safeguards protecting the public against gun violence are insufficient and urges “an honest and open conversation about firearms.”
The document also calls for “reasonable regulation” governing guns, including laws banning assault weapons and requiring all gun sellers — not just licensed dealers — to perform background checks on potential buyers.
While the Republican Party continues its crusade against homosexuals the Democratic Party continues its crusade against gun owners. I refuse to condemn my gay friends to a state that is hostile towards them and I refuse to condemn myself and my gun owning friends to a state that is hostile towards us. This is where I would make some quip about no longer being willing to vote for either party but I crossed that bridge a long time ago.
Isn’t it funny how politics always ends with one side gaining at the expense of another?