Friday, March 11, 2005

You know, Republican extremism in defense of our safety would be a little easier to take if they showed any concern for, like, our actual safety:

Dozens of terror suspects on federal watch lists were allowed to buy firearms legally in the United States last year, according to a Congressional investigation that points up major vulnerabilities in federal gun laws.

People suspected of being members of a terrorist group are not automatically barred from legally buying a gun, and the investigation, conducted by the Government Accountability Office, indicated that people with clear links to terrorist groups had regularly taken advantage of this gap.

But it's not so easy to take them on an airplane now. That's the only thing that matters right? Besides, fixing this would involve dealing with an enemy that the Republicans truly fear: the NRA.

via Liquid List and, I think, Avedon Carol


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