Republicans have spent the past four years fearmongering that Obama is coming for their guns, but at the 2012 convention, the GOP has banned all guns and weapons.
A quick perusal of the Republican National Convention’s list of prohibited items shows that the first item on the list is, “Weapons, firearms or knives (regardless of size).” Wait, the party of the Second Amendment, NRA, Stand Your Ground has banned guns from the convention?
As a matter of security this makes sense in the convention hall. No one wants to see a blood bath as Republican delegates use their Second Amendment rights to celebrate at the convention in Tampa, but the Republican Convention has also banned, “Plastic replicas of weapons (including toy guns).”
In case you were planning on firing off a water pistol or cap gun, forget it. Those are banned too. It is just a tad bit hypocritical for Mitt Romney to stand before the NRA at their convention and say that, “And if we are going to safeguard our Second Amendment, it is time to elect a president who will defend the rights President Obama ignores or minimizes. I will.”
Romney is so pro Second Amendment that he has banned toy guns from the convention. By the way, guns just aren’t banned inside the convention hall, but also the whole convention perimeter.
The Republican Party has advocated that Americans be allowed to carry their weapons anyplace and anywhere, so why doesn’t this policy apply to their own convention?
President Obama has not expressed any interest in banning weapons or infringing on the Second Amendment, yet the right sticks to their fantasy that the Republican Party will keep their guns safe. Only one candidate in this race signed the nation’s first permanent assault weapons ban, and it wasn’t Barack Obama.
When it comes to the Second Amendment, the Republican Party’s talk doesn’t match their actions.