Here’s a quote from the National Republican Party Platform from 2016. We may soon find out whether it is worth the paper it is printed on:
We oppose ill-conceived laws that would restrict magazine capacity or ban the sale of the most common and popular rifle. We also oppose any effort to deprive individuals of their right to keep and bear arms without due process of law.
I am running for the position of Member of the Republican State Committee in order to advocate Biblical Values and Limited Government in the Pennsylvania Republican Party at the state level. I also support term limits and will urge candidates to commit themselves to term limits. In addition, I will seek to have the party refrain from endorsing candidates in advance of the primary elections. I trust the voters to make informed decisions in the primary and will seek to facilitate means by which all the primary candidates will be able to effectively communicate their policy positions and personal qualifications to Republican voters. I seek to create an environment in which individual voters will be able to make intelligent choices and not be expected to simply confirm those candidates who have already been chosen as party favorites by party officials months before the primary election.
I am now circulating nominating petitions in order to have my name placed on the Republican Primary ballot on May 15 for the position of Member of the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee representing Bedford County. If you wish to sign a petition or assist in the circulation of petitions, please telephone me at 814-283-5788.