GOP platform rejects gun control

In the wake of the July shooting in a Colorado movie theater and the August shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, many Democrats have called for new rules that would require people to inform the government when they buy large amounts of ammunition. But the GOP platform specifically rejects this idea as well.

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"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," it says.

Instead of supporting these sorts of limits on guns or ammunition, the platform recognizes the "individual responsibility to safely use and store firearms."

"This also includes the right to obtain and store ammunition without registration."

In addition, it says the GOP opposes the administration's "improper collection of firearms sales information in the four southern border states, which was imposed without congressional authority."