Now you would think that this headline is absurd, and you'd be right, it is absurd...but it's also completely true.
This would be a great Onion article but alas, truth is stranger than fiction.
Seriously, you whackjobs need to get a grip.
Standing up in defense of potential terrorists? IMBECILES!!!
A proposal to ban the sale of firearms to individuals on the FBI’s terrorist watch list was passed unanimously, oops, I'm sorry, I meant to say was miserably defeated by House Republicans late Wednesday.
Reps. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and David Price (D-NC) offered an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill that would have given the Justice Department authority to block those suspected of plotting mass murders of American citizens from purchasing firearms and explosives, a smart move, so naturally the amendment was shot down by a 19-29 vote.
“Americans expect our government to keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers, the mentally ill, and terrorists,” Lowey said. “A suspected terrorist cannot board a plane but can pass a background check to buy a gun. It is absurd that my Republican colleagues opposed our amendment to close this dangerous gap in our gun safety laws.”
The NRA claims proposals like the one that was defeated are "a completely rational way to thwart terrorism" and "good for the safety of our country,“ oops again, I meant, the NRA claims proposals like the one defeated are "aimed primarily at law-abiding American gun owners” and “sponsored by gun control extremists.”