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Friday, May 04, 2007

NRA: Aiding & Abetting Terrorists

The NRA is aiding and abetting terrorists. What else would you call their plea not to prevent "suspected" terrorists from purchasing guns? If that's not aiding and abetting the terrorists, I don't know what is!!

WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association is urging the Bush administration to withdraw its support of a bill that would prohibit suspected terrorists from buying firearms.

Backed by the Justice Department, the measure would give the attorney general the discretion to block gun sales, licenses or permits to terror suspects.

What the NRA is essentially saying is that anyone should be allowed to have guns, even those suspected of terrorism.

In a letter this week to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, NRA executive director Chris Cox said the bill, offered last week by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (news, bio, voting record), D-N.J., "would allow arbitrary denial of Second Amendment rights based on mere 'suspicions' of a terrorist threat."

"As many of our friends in law enforcement have rightly pointed out, the word 'suspect' has no legal meaning, particularly when it comes to denying constitutional liberties," Cox wrote.

Really? Tell that to the people in Gitmo Mr. Cox!! They're only "suspected" of being terrorists. Yet, they're caged like animals pretty much 24/7 in another country. They're being denied their liberties. But, I bet the NRA executive director would argue that the situation is totally different. They're not Americans, therefore they're not entitled to any liberties.

Current law requires gun dealers to conduct a criminal background check and deny sales if a gun purchaser falls under a specified prohibition, including a felony conviction, domestic abuse conviction or illegal immigration. There is no legal basis to deny a sale if a purchaser is on a terror watch list.

If you're on a terror watch list you can purchase as many guns as you want. Yet if you're on a terror watch list, you can't fly. Yeah, makes perfect sense to me!! Not!! The "terrorists" can't fly, but they can buy guns and blow the hell out of anyone they damn well please. Nice!!

When is America's love affair with guns going to end? The NRA is so beyond irresponsible with this one!! Remember, guns don't kill people. People with guns kill people. Remember to thank the NRA when you come up against a terrorist who was able to purchase a gun. After all, they were only "suspected" terrorists which means absolutely nothing to the NRA.

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  • At 9:27 PM, Blogger LET'S TALK said…

    Anytime you have these types of people with this type of power urging this President to withdraw support that would prohibit suspected terrorists from buying firearms they should be banned from doing so.

    I would even say the NRA should be banned from America!


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