2024 Republican Platform Defends 'the Right to Keep and Bear Arms'

2024 Republican Platform Defends ‘the Right to Keep and Bear Arms’


The 2024 Republican Party Platform explicitly defends “fundamental freedoms,” including “the right to keep and bear arms.”

Point seven in the 2024 Platform Preamble says, “Defend our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, and our fundamental freedoms, including freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to keep and bear arms.”

The statement regarding gun rights is shorter in the 2024 platform than it was in the 2020 platform, but because 2020 was a regurgitation of 2016, some of what was specifically important at that time is no longer the center of the discussion.

For example, the 2016 platform said, “We call for a thorough investigation — by a new Republican administration — of the deadly ‘Fast and Furious’ operation perpetrated by Department

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