House Republicans vote to let suspected terrorists buy guns and explosives
John Aravosis has the story HERE:
Republicans in the US House Appropriations Committee yesterday voted down an amendment that would have permitted the Justice Department to block the sale of guns and explosives to suspected terrorists on the terror watch list.
If we stop terrorists from buying explosives, then the terrorists win.
You see, Republicans say they don’t trust the terror watch list, and neither do their masters at the NRA. So rather than figure out how to improve the terror watch list, Republicans figure it’s better to just arm the terrorists.
Oh, but it gets worse, Roll Call reports that Republicans also opposed giving local police access to the ATF gun data. What did Republicans support? An amendment “to block the ATF from continuing to require the reporting of purchases of multiple firearms in border states.”
I hate to go all George Bush, but is the GOP, and the gun lobby, now in the pocket of Al Qaeda?
Think that’s hyperbole, here’s an Al Qaeda operative talking about the importance of taking advantage of America’s weak gun laws. Here’s Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn in 2011:
“America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show at a local convention center [photo above] and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, most likely without having to show an identification card. So what are you waiting for?”