Just when you think the extremists in the NRA, the National Rifle Association, have hit an new low with their past support for armor piercing bullets and automatic assault weapons they begin a even more preposterous stance by supporting guns for terrorists. You heard right folks. In a letter to the Attorney General NRA executive director Chris Cox said the bill, offered last week by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., “would allow arbitrary denial of Second Amendment rights based on mere ‘suspicions’ of a terrorist threat.”  Hell, they can listen in on all of our private conversations but we can’t take this simple step to protect ourselves?  What the @#$%? We can’t err on the side of caution because some wacko may have to wait a few extra weeks for his assault rifle or explosives?

The NRA has decided that our terrorists threat lists are not sufficient grounds for stopping somebody from buying weapons or explosives. Over the past over 90% of people on the terrorist list have been able to purchase these goodies, not because the list didn’t identify them as possible terrorists, but because there is no federal law preventing them from doing so. Seems the NRA is concerned the terrorist’s  rights maybe crushed by the heavy hand of government and that the list maybe faulty.  Hello, the NRA is right about the legitimacy of the terrorist list, it’s a joke,  but then fix the damn list before more people die will ya ?  Haven’t we spent enough money on Homeland Security to get this right?  Does anybody ever get fired for doing a crap job in the Federal government other than Brownie?

Moreover, that model of moral courage aka the nutless wonders in both the Democratic and Republican parties blocked a vote on a similar bill during the last session. Obama won’t go near this issue either.  Is it me or am I missing something here?  We can argue endlessly about torturing  terrorists but there’s no argument about selling guns or explosives to them?  And no I don’t want ban all guns just the ones going to the terrorists.  Sounds reasonabl but I guess common sense is strangely out of vogue nowadays.

Cheers Erik John Bertel

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