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Despised by the despicable. When vermin like that spew vitriol, they instead inadvertently honor their target.
People need to understand that there is a difference between the "watch list" and the "no fly list", and that includes those who advocate for liberty. Regardless of whether these 2000 were on the "no fly list", or the much larger "watch list", there have been exactly zero terror attacks by these suspects using these guns in the last eleven years, so that should tell you something.
What it tells me is that the authorities have probably stopped a number of attacks BEFORE they took place.
"What it tells me is that the authorities have probably stopped a number of attacks BEFORE they took place." Well Mike, if that was the case, I'm betting that any guns found on those on the ones they arrested would be traced, and if the gun had been purchased by a person on the watch list, we would be hearing about it in the news. Then they could crow about how the guns bought by these people were actually being used in crimes as opposed to just being owned.
Fantastic if they did. And they didn't have to deny their guns rights to stop them, let alone the millions of people who don't deserve to be on the list.
1) “Pigs.”2) “…in NRA-land.”3) NRA abetting terrorists.4) Depicting a mother being shot.5) “The NRA is a domestic terrorist organization.”6) “Iranians or the communists.”7) “Want a gun? Take a bullet.”8) “NRA’s sick jihad.” Definitely seeing a trend here. The blame the NRA on all gun violence is a long established tactic which is really only believed by those who need some catch phrases to stir up the crowd. Though I've noticed recently that even as the gun control lobby reports growth, the number of people who bother to show up at their events seems to be steadily shrinking. And the new popular approach is to try to link the NRA, and I suppose by association, all gun rights advocates with terrorism. After all, it helped to get the Patriot Act passed, didn't it?
Those who lobby Congress against safety measures, are partly responsible. Republicans who enjoy taking away rights wrote the Patriot Act. Try again.
Anon, as I've said several times before, while you can give credit to the GOP for writing it, let's not forget all of the Democrats that voted in favor of it. Did you know that only one Democratic Senator had the balls to vote against it? http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=107&session=1&vote=00313 And of course, by signing an extension on the act to prevent the sunset clause to take effect, our current President owns it too. Perhaps you should try again, since bringing up the Patriot Act doesn't work well for you since it has had a lot of Democratic support in its life.