So, I read that the Senate voted down a measure that would have prohibited people on the no fly list from buying guns. The argument from the republican senators who voted no was that 40% of the people that are on the list, should not be. I don’t know if that 40% number is correct or not, but let’s assume it is.
The pro-gun republican senators appear to be more concerned about those 40% and their right to buy guns than they are the general public’s ongoing safety. I really can’t understand this at all. I did read that if you’re on the no fly list and should not be, you do have some recourse and can get the matter corrected. I’m sure it takes some time and is a pain in the ass to correct. Still, you will eventually be able to get a gun, praise the lord.
This is absolutely awful. It’s maddening. It’s shameful. It’s completely unacceptable to me. It appears that the two sides on this, and many other issues, are only able to talk past each other. We are a country divided.
I know most republicans want a small government with fewer laws, not more. I get that. I have a libertarian streak in me. But, in my eyes, the number one job of any government is to keep its citizens safe, to the best of its abilities. Are we really so afraid of “inconveniencing” the 40% on the no fly list, that we can’t block potentially dangerous people from buying guns? Where are our priorities? It’s things like this that make many of us feel that the republican party is in the pocket of the NRA. It’s despicable.
Now here’s a nice Christmas song.