Now this is a fantastic idea…allowing people that the government thinks might be terrorists to buy guns. At least that is what the National Rifle Association thinks we should do. Bill S. 1237 is making its rounds through Congress, and it is meant to “increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to known or suspected dangerous terrorists.”
Sounds good, right?
Except the NRA says that it violates people’s Second Amendment rights because, well, everyone should have the right to bear arms…I guess. Hell, let’s give them to 6 year olds, the mentally unstable, my cat and anyone else that wants one. I mean, we all need a gun, right?
In all seriousness, I am not 100% anti-gun…I think people should be able to have one if they are properly trained and licensed. I do not think hunters need AK-47’s however, and the gun laws should be much stricter then they are. But for the NRA to get involved in trying to allow suspected terrorists to buy guns is just insane. Actually, the NRA is insane, period. It’s not just for fighting this bill!
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