Just As I Thought

So safe in gun-friendly America

“I think the will of the American people is consistent with letting it expire, so it will expire,” says majority leader Frist.
Like Mr. Bush, he must not read the paper or watch the news.
At last count, 68% of the American people want to ban on assault weapons to continue. Thousands of sheriffs and police chiefs across the nation have asked for it. According to the Washington Post, “Joseph M. Polisar, president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, noted that the White House ignored the chiefs’ request for a meeting and said Republican leaders in Congress rejected their request for an immediate vote.” And the Republicans have positioned themselves as the law and order party, claiming the support of police.
The crux of the matter is that the NRA doesn’t want it. They trotted out another spokesperson who, with a straight face, insisted that people need these horrible weapons that spit out death at a rapid pace, for self-defense and sporting. The NRA has decided not to endorse a candidate until after this ban expires. Mr. Bush has done nothing to renew the ban — he says he is for it, but Frist has refused to bring it up in the House, thus concluding the little charade, and we’ll certainly see the NRA endorse George come Tuesday. Let’s see if the Republicans accuse Kerry of pandering to special interests after this.
Yep, Bush is making this country safer. By next week, terrorists can walk into a gun shop and buy a gun designed to kill people in bulk. Guns that can properly be called weapons of mass destruction.
Because the right wing is solidly in the deep, deep pockets of the special interest gun lobby. Those people who make money from death.

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