Last updated on: 4/29/2015 3:01:37 PM PST | Author: ProCon.org

Republican National Committee Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?"
Reasoning:

“We uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a right which antedated the Constitution and was solemnly confirmed by the Second Amendment. We acknowledge, support, and defend the law-abiding citizen’s God-given right of self-defense… Gun ownership is responsible citizenship, enabling Americans to defend their homes and communities. We condemn frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturer and oppose federal licensing or registration of law-abiding gun owners. We oppose legislation that is intended to restrict our Second Amendment rights by limiting the capacity of clips or magazines or otherwise restoring the ill-considered Clinton gun ban.”

“2012 We Believe in America Republican Platform,” www.gop.com, 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Drawing inspiration from our Party’s history, today’s Republicans believe individuals, not government, make the best decisions; all people are entitled to equal rights; and decisions are best made close to home.

At the state level, the nation’s thirty Republican governors are making government more effective and efficient, spurring economic growth and striving to put more power in the hands of the people.

Nationally, Republicans recognize that the slow, bloated, top-down Washington bureaucracy is out-of-date in the 21st century. Our Party works to give Americans more choices—in healthcare, in education, in energy, and in the economy—and to free individuals and families from the intrusive overreach of federal bureaucrats.

The Party’s core principles of freedom and equal opportunity are as relevant today as at our founding, and they are the roadmap for American renewal in a new and interconnected world.”

“History of the GOP: Party of the Future,” gop.com/history (accessed Apr. 29, 2015)

Mission:

“The Party of Opportunity. The Republican Party is fighting for a freer and stronger America where everyone has the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.”

“Our GOP,” gop.com/our-gop (accessed Apr. 29, 2015)

Other:
National political party
Contact Info:
Phone
202-863-8500
Email
[email protected]
Website
gop.com
Quoted in:
Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted in the United States? – Pro & Con Quotes