Tuesday, November 24, 2015

‘NRA’s Sick Jihad': N.Y. tabloid declares war on the NRA

(New York Daily News)

The Washington Post

A New York tabloid is calling the National Rifle Association's platform "sick jihad" and the organization's leader "Jihadi Wayne" after the organization fought legislation that would prohibit people on the government's watch-list for terrorists and suspected terrorists from purchasing guns.

The New York Daily News, a longtime NRA adversary, has published two front-page stories during the past week calling out the NRA and its "gun-loving Republican cohorts" for opposing legislation that would block people on the watch-list from purchasing firearms.

The tabloid's response comes after The Washington Post and others reported that, over the past decade, more than 2,000 terror suspects legally purchased guns in the United States — and a bill to put an end to it had hit NRA resistance. 

"These bills have rarely made it out of committee, in part due to vehement opposition from the National Rifle Association and its allies in Congress," Wonkblog's Chris Ingraham wrote last week.


  1. You guys should maybe stopping calling the NRA "terrorists" if you want them to get behind banning guns for everyone whom you call a "terrorist".

    Just a suggestion.

  2. Hyperbole indeed. We have these suspected terrorists who have bought these firearms over a ten year period and have apparently neither broken any laws or the guns purchased apparently haven't been used in any criminal acts, because if they had, you can be sure that would have been mentioned.

    1. That is curious, but when and if they do strike, it'll be a good bet that they were able to arm themselves thanks to the lax (or non-existent) gun laws you guys call freedom.

    2. That is curious, but when and if they do strike, it'll be a good bet that they were able to arm themselves thanks to [freedom].

      Um, Mikeb, they've been "able to arm themselves" for everywhere they've attacked, including countries that have vastly more restrictive gun laws than Americans will ever suffer.

      Actually, when one considers the fact that people on the terrorist watch list who have bought guns legally have a zero percent incidence of terrorism or lesser violent crime committed with those guns, one could argue that such people are less likely to commit acts of terror than is the general population. Perhaps not being on the list, and not trying to buy guns, should be grounds for suspicion.

    3. By all means lets wait until after (maybe your family member) someone is killed to realize this is a loop hole that should be closed. Americans always think their freedom is worth some other innocent persons life. There's an elitist, egomaniac thought.