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Like MauserboyM48 and the Energizer Bunny they never give up. And their desperation is driving them further into advocating Stalinist repression, banning not just the right to bear arms and defend yourself but now also the right to speak freely and broadcast your beliefs through the medium of an association with others of like mind, in this case the NRA.

New York Times
May 7, 2010
Editorial

The Gun Lobby’s Long Shadow While the rest of the nation comes to grips with fresh concerns about terrorism, domestic and foreign, Congress is wrapped up in the peculiar obsessions of the gun lobby — most of which are certain to make Americans less safe in their homes and on the streets.

Congress, for example, is cowering before the gun lobby insistence that even terrorist suspects who are placed on the “no-fly list” must not be denied the right to buy and bear arms. Suspects on that list purchased more than 1,100 weapons in the last six years, but Congress has never summoned the gumption to stop this trade in the name of public safety and political sanity.

Legislation to close this glaring threat continues to languish with little promise of enactment because a bipartisan mass of lawmakers fear retribution by the gun lobby’s campaign machine. Firsthand pleas this week from New York City’s mayor and police commissioner — testifying after the attempted Times Square bombing attributed to a suspect who was also carrying a legally obtained gun — showed no sign of budging a timorous Congress.

It is a sign of the gun lobby’s growing confidence that if feels free to keep up the pressure, public and private, after the near-disaster in New York. Normally, the lobby goes quiet for a decent interval after a particularly heinous crime occurs.

To the contrary, Senator John McCain and other members of the gun lobby’s cohort are pressing for legislation to strip local taxpayers in Washington of such basic gun controls as owner registration and a ban on semiautomatic battlefield rifles — laws already upheld by the courts. The gun lobby cued Congress to take another run at scuttling the city’s gun controls after previously using the issue to stymie the district’s hopes to at last have a full-fledged voting representative in the House.

If Capitol supporters of the National Rifle Association agenda dared to check reality outside their windows they would confront the district’s alarm over the four dead and five wounded citizens who fell six weeks ago in a spray of bullets from a semiautomatic weapon. Instead, the gun lobby aims at allowing residents to buy weapons and ammunition in lightly policed markets in Virginia and Maryland.

To protect its clout in the political arena, the gun lobby is challenging legislation needed to contain an expected flood of unregulated attack ads in this year’s federal elections. Corporations, unions and advocacy groups were given this laissez-faire spending freedom in a misguided decision by the Supreme Court. An urgent countermeasure to require public disclosure of these groups’ stealthy money sources and donors is being opposed “in its present form” by the N.R.A.

It would be folly for Congress to create disclosure exemptions for the N.R.A. or any other advocacy heavyweight by distinguishing them from corporate and union organizations under the bill. Disclosure would be rendered a joke by a flood of exemptions. Congress must hold the line and let the public in on the looming campaign machinations. It should not allow groups on the right or left to spend freely from the political shadows.


Meanwhile I have discoverd the real cause of this near disaster and how to prevent another. It will be a lot easier than the New York Times idea of trashing both the First and Second Amendments:

BAN FARMVILLE!

And ban all of Facebook while you are at it if you want to promote domestic tranquility.


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Times Square Car Bomber Played Farmville
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I always knew there was something wrong with people who played Farmville on Facebook. There's something about obsessing over tomato crops and expanding property that just reeks of mass murder, and Shahzad Faisal supports my sweeping generalization.

If you haven't heard of Shahzad Faisal, he's the native of Pakistan and resident of Bridgeport, Connecticut that attempted to detonate a car bomb in Times Square. He is a husband, father of two, unemployed and, like most Americans, has his home in foreclosure. In a terrorist plot, Shahzad purchased a Nissan SUV for $1,300, filled it with homemade explosives and parked it in New York's Times Square. Luckily, the bomb failed to detonate because Shahzad bought the wrong fertilizer.

When police caught up to him, he was boarding a flight at JFK to Dubai.
DOWN WITH FARMVILLE!
 

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Like MauserboyM48 and the Energizer Bunny they never give up. And their desperation is driving them further into advocating Stalinist repression, banning not just the right to bear arms and defend yourself but now also the right to speak freely and broadcast your beliefs through the medium of an association with others of like mind, in this case the NRA.
What's the matter? These are your statist pals, protecting you from terrorism. Don't you feel safe knowing that the police state is watching you every minute?
 

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If those on the "no fly" list were truly dangerous people (based on nothing but suspicion alone) who cannot be allowed access to any firearms, then why are they even on the street? Can anybody point to one incident that was stopped because the perpetrator was on that list? Can anybody even point to one incident of somebody on the list committing an act of violence with a firearm? What a joke! It is time we got rid of this.
 

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What we CAN point to are lots of mistakes on a list that has people who are NOT suspected of being criminals, is not maintained, and can hardly be questioned. That it exists is a compelling reason to have a 2nd Amendment, the phony use of it to disarm a free people a requirement to support the NRA, and the foolishness of Mauser-fool defines the need for adolescent diapers.
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If those on the "no fly" list were truly dangerous people (based on nothing but suspicion alone) who cannot be allowed access to any firearms, then why are they even on the street? Can anybody point to one incident that was stopped because the perpetrator was on that list? Can anybody even point to one incident of somebody on the list committing an act of violence with a firearm? What a joke! It is time we got rid of this.
Once you get on the lists; you can't get off. Anybody with a similiar name is s--- outta luck. Our corrupt regeime has falsely tagged an active duty US Army general and an eight year old boy. I saw then on CNN a few years ago. Not likely the mass media will give this much free publicity, to everybody else that gets burned. Too many of them.

This is just more of the Police State's PATRIOT ACT beauracracy. Are you for those secret trials too? Here is your NAZI Congress at it's best. Nice to see the anti-gun fascists jumping on the banwagon. Last week they were calling Arizona the new Third Reich. How dare those neo-Nazis crack down of drug cartel gangsters who shoot cops with AK-47 assault rifles.

You know something is rotten to the core; when it's loudest proponents are the likes of Lautenberg, Schumer and their gang...
 

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Once you get on the lists; you can't get off. Anybody with a similiar name is s--- outta luck. Our corrupt regeime has falsely tagged an active duty US Army general and an eight year old boy. I saw then on CNN a few years ago. Not likely the mass media will give this much free publicity, to everybody else that gets burned. Too many of them.

This is just more of the Police State's PATRIOT ACT beauracracy. Are you for those secret trials too? Here is your NAZI Congress at it's best. Nice to see the anti-gun fascists jumping on the banwagon. Last week they were calling Arizona the new Third Reich. How dare those neo-Nazis crack down of drug cartel gangsters who shoot cops with AK-47 assault rifles.

You know something is rotten to the core; when it's loudest proponents are the likes of Lautenberg, Schumer and their gang...
Yes, and what's worse is you and I know that we will be stuck with this "vital safety measure" for a very long time. Governments are not in the business of giving up their powers, especially when they were so easily given them.
 

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Cousin...;
You can judge someone by the company they keep. In this case, legislation. A power. Those people supporting something immediately flags whatever they are supporting as "we can't let it fly." That it'll be anti-freedom. Anti-American.

We're slow, or maybe we were just asleep, but we're learning fast.

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