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CALLING ON DELEGATES TO THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION TO REJECT ARMED SECURITY IN AND AROUND PHILADELPHIA’S WELLS FARGO CENTER JULY 25-28, 2016

SUMMARY: Second Amendment activists across the United States have long considered Democrats to be “the party of gun control.” Their front-runner, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has gone out of her way to demonize gun rights organizations. Members of the Democratic Party, from Congress down to state legislatures, county governments and municipal city and town councils, have advocated for all manner of gun control, insisting that restricting the public’s exercise of their Second Amendment rights makes us all safer.

While elitist liberals have traditionally opposed expanded concealed carry rights for average citizens, these same privileged anti-gunners enjoy the protection of armed security. The hypocrisy is overwhelming.

Hillary Clinton has stated that she thinks the U.S. Supreme Court “was wrong” on the Second Amendment in its landmark rulings in the 2008 Heller and 2010 McDonald decisions. That’s easy to say when she enjoys Secret Service protection.

Virtually all recent gun control proposals at the federal and state level have been launched and championed by Democrats.

The Wells Fargo Center is a GUN-FREE ZONE.

Gun owners are demanding that the Democratic Party practice what it preaches. The party must “put up or shut up” about guns and police. They should stop depending upon police, the Secret Service, or other armed law enforcement agencies or armed private security to provide protection during the four-day national convention this summer.

If a political party believes that guns do not make us safer, they should set an example by rejecting any and all forms of armed security at their convention. A party that does not believe in the right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms should not benefit from the safety provided by others who bear arms.

THEREFORE, WE THE UNDERSIGNED DEMAND THAT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE ADOPT AND ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING POLICIES DURING ITS NATIONAL CONVENTION:

1. There shall be no armed security allowed at the Wells Fargo Center, for the duration of the Democratic National Convention. No police or sheriff’s deputies, state troopers, federal law enforcement in or out of uniform will be allowed.

2. In the event of protests within the immediate vicinity of the Wells Fargo Center, police should not be asked or expected to respond.

No group, organization or political party that makes erosion of a constitutionally delineated fundamental civil right part of its agenda should benefit in any way from the existence of that right.

 

I, the undersigned, as a citizen of the United States, do hereby demand that the DNC adhere to this petition.