Daily News Compares NRA To Jihadists On Front Page They have a point.

Daily News Compares NRA To Jihadists On Front Page

They have a point

 

The New York Daily News used its front page Wednesday to lash out at the National Rifle Association in a big way, comparing the powerful pro-gun group’s lobbying efforts to a “SICK JIHAD.”

“Over 2,000 suspects on terror watch list have legally bought firearms in the U.S. because gun nuts are blocking law that would end this madness,” the front page screamed.

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The corresponding story — an editorial written by the paper’s staff — rips into the NRA and its “cowardly” supporters in Congress for blocking passage of the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act, a bipartisan bill introduced in February by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Caf.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.):

Setting a new record for lethal insanity, Washington’s pro-gun absolutists insist that suspected terrorists must have an unfettered right to buy assault weapons rivaling those wielded by ISIS in Paris.

These members of Congress are radical fundamentalists of the Second Amendment kind, their extremism so intense that they stifle legislation aimed at denying weapons to potentially violent radicals while at the same time declaring that Syrian refugees, even toddlers, are security threats.

Although felons, domestic abusers, drug addicts and others are prohibited from buying firearms in the U.S., those on the FBI’s consolidated terrorist watch list are not currently disallowed from doing so. According to the Government Accountability Office, people on the watch list purchased guns 2,043 times between 2004 and 2014.

The legislation would ban the “sale or distribution of firearms or explosives to any individual whom the Attorney General has determined to be engaged in terrorist activities.” It would also allow those on the watch list — a group that includes a staggering 700,000 Americans — to challenge the ban on an individual basis.

Earlier incarnations of the bill in 2005 and 2007 were supported by the Republican administration under President George W. Bush, but were killed after aggressive opposition by the NRA.

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Terrorists in Paris on Friday killed many of the 129 victims with gunfire.

The NRA did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

The Daily News — a paper with one of the largest circulations in the country — has a recent history of attacking the NRA on its front page after gun massacres.

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2 thoughts on “Daily News Compares NRA To Jihadists On Front Page They have a point.

  1. The NRA is allowing Americans to be victims of domestic terrorism. According to a 10/1/15 Washington Post article on the number of Americans killed by mass shootings for 2015 up to 10/1, there have been 380 fatalities which is more than any recent ISIS attacks; 129 in Paris; 224 in the Russian Airline; 40 in Beirut. Yet, these US Congress hardliners cower under the NRA rule rather than address this issue while we Americans are under siege, not by ISIS or Syrian refugees but them and the NRA. But they also show their lack of courage as they cower in fear of the 5 year old refugee. As they do this, they are stoking fear towards Muslims which is giving ISIS exactly what they want.which is to create hatred between Christians and Muslims..They have been such weenies that they will not even take a stand by taking a vote in the US congress for a war resolution. But they show bravery when they play couch potato quarterback on President Obama’s foreign policy strategies. Don’t they look like profiles in courage!!

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