Gotta love what the anti-rights lunatics discuss as “Common Sense”
It should have the support of both parties if they care about keeping terrorists from making another attack on our own soil. The gun lobby should support this bill but doesn’t. There are safeguards built into the bill to keep people who are wrongly denied a gun purchase to challenge. In this case, the negative rhetoric obscures the benefits of the legislation. Even most gun owners favor passing the bill. It would be wise for us to remember the terrorists with guns who paralyzed the city of Mumbai, India for 3 days in 2008, killing 164 people. Passing a law to stop known terrorists from legally buying guns just makes common sense
First let’s look at the Mumbai attacks. We have a group of Pakistani terrorists illegally entering the country of India carrying AK-47 Military rifles in a nation that essentially bans all firearm possession except Police, Military, and the highest cast civilians for hunting and sport only.
The police were poorly armed or prepared for such an attack, and the civilians were unarmed, and many wish they COULD have fought back. First up our national laws don’t effect citizens in other nations, and its of course already illegal to cross into this country with contraband, oddly that doesn’t seem to prevent much at all. Just look at the drug trade, and the chaos on the US/Mexico boarder.
Still furthermore, got to LOVE the antis faith in the “Terror Watch List”. First I’ll add that EVERYBODY on the “Terror Watch List” is NOT a terrorist. If they WERE a terrorist law enforcement and/or the US Government could arrest, or simply kill them under the Geneva Convention. Ideally the “Terror Watch List” is a list of POTENTIAL terrorists. Of course the list sucks as there are lots of people on the list that aren’t terrorists. And actual terrorists who aren’t on the list at all. So what fucking good is it? Answer: NO FUCKING GOOD! But hey, let’s use this useless piece of shit to strip rights away from people. Oh and how hollow does it ring that the anti-rights goons promise ways to view and petition the list ONLY if they give the bullshit list more power. Nice, huh?
Also I’ll note that the last Terrorist attack was VERY similar to the Mumbai attack. The Ft. Hood shooting was a terrorist attack with a firearm. He used an underpowered gun (Its belied that many of the wounded in the attack may have died if he had used a more conventional handgun), but what’s interesting is he had minimal resistance until an armed police officer showed up simply because all the SOLDIERS he was shooting were disarmed by Army regulations. Yep every person he shot was trained in the M16 rifle, some the M9 pistol, and I’m sure several had concealed carry permits…but no guns, and no way to defend themselves.
As you probably know, but you just want to be provacative, Bryan, the Mumbai attacks are an example of what terrorists can do to a major city with guns and explosives. If it can happen there, it could happen here. Why not try to stop something like that before it happens again? Isn’t that why we have scanners at airports and we have to take off our shoes, etc.? We know that terrorists used planes for one attack so we try to stop another like it. We know what happened in Mumbai, we should try to stop another one like it.
Or simply make the whole country more like the grounds of Ft. Hood so a terrorist can either sneak into the nation by land or sea (and note that Politicians who support stronger infringement on the 2nd Amendment are the same people who are opposed to sealing the boarders or cracking down on illegal immigrants) or simply a terrorist who wasn’t on the list can break the law and commit murder against the vast crop of legally disarmed victims. Or hell what’s keeping them from buying guns from drug dealers dealers. I mean if they can get heroin from Central Asia, why can’t they get the military weapons that are “>also produced there?
This is their “Common Sense”, take note, and act accordingly!