Friday, May 4

NRA Losing Credibility

Like I have said before, I am a liberal who doesn't want to see guns banned in America. I do feel certain guns should not be legal for everyday Americans to have. Assault rifles and fully automatic weapons are for law enforcement and military use. They are not for hunting or home protection. Although if a burglar came around the corner and I was holding a M-4, I am sure it would stop them in their tracks. With that said, the NRA has lost their minds.

(SF Gate/AP) 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.

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, D-N.J., "would allow arbitrary denial of Second Amendment rights based on mere 'suspicions' of a terrorist threat."
Mere suspicions of a terrorist threat? Are you kidding me? We're not talking about no-fly lists with screw ups on names or buying cell phones here, we are talking about keeping weapons out of the hands of people who might be dangerous.

If the President gives in to the NRA, then everything else they do in the name of homeland security is hogwash. We need to read your emails, but here are some guns. We need to listen to you calls, but here are some guns. We need to see what you checked out at the library, but here are some guns. We need to see where you have been on the internet, but here are some guns. We need to see your credit card history, but here are some guns. I think you see where I am going here.