Monday, June 22, 2009

June 22: Yet Another Reason To Fight Those Bullies in the NRA

By Sylvia Gurinsky

Did you know people on the United States government’s watch list for possible terrorist activities are allowed to buy guns in this country?

This comes from last Saturday’s New York Times:

The National Rifle Association’s response would be comical if it wasn’t for the fact that so many members of Congress in both parties, and now apparently – and unfortunately – the Obama Administration as well, continue to knuckle under to the NRA despite the climbing gun death totals across this country.

Now who’s putting this country in danger from terrorists? It isn’t just extremists halfway around the world.

Contrary to the NRA spokesman’s statements, Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey is, very commendably, putting public safety first on this matter. What is it going to take for his fellow members of Congress and the president to do the same?

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