Sanctioned Terrorism in the USA by the NRA

In 1994, Democratic Senator Feinstein co-sponsored a ban on nineteen different assault weapons and it was signed into law by President Clinton. Naturally, George W. Bush, whose every act as President was designed to destroy America in one way or another, allowed the assault weapons ban to expire in 2004. Kowtowing to the NRA, the ban has yet to be renewed. President Obama tried in March, 2009 to reinstate the ban, but with sixty-five House Democrats opposing the ban, he and Attorney General Eric Holder could not get this through Congress. Too many are beholden to Wayne Lapierre and his terrorist organization, the National Rifle Association. He and his faithful are responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent Americans every year and Wayne seems to wield the power of a fascist dictator among Washington’s inner sanctum.

It appears the perpetrator of the Aurora, Colorado massacre legally acquired all weapons and ammunition to carry out this heinous crime. It is mind-blowing how easily one can obtain 6,000 rounds of ammunition online, but can only find one legal facility to have an abortion in Mississippi. I suppose this means the lives of the already born are not as valuable as the lives of the unborn. That’s what Jesus wanted and I’m sure you can find it in the Republican Bible.

NRA President Wayne Lapierre. Sanctioning terrorism in the USA

The NRA is responsible for legislation that creates abysmal firearm-murder statistics for the citizens of this country. Yet the NRA and its apologists continue to mutter this fallacy: “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” True – but without easy access guns-as-toys nobody would be killing anyone with such reckless abandon. In fact, the self defense claim is utterly nonsense. According to FBI and Justice Department sources, in 2007 “self defense” claims were used by people charged with crimes involving a shooting in more than 5,000 cases nationwide, including murders and felony assault with a deadly weapon. Courts agreed the defendants acted in self-defense fewer than 250 times. In other words, of the known 5,000 cases, at least 4,750 shootings had nothing to do with self-defense. So when you’re driving behind someone with a bumper sticker saying “If Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Guns,” you can rest assured, the feeling of revulsion in your stomach is justified. These NRA lunatics are abhorrent and dangerous.

The comparisons with other Western Civilizations are utterly insane. Most of these countries have a fraction of murders by firearms when compared with the statistics from the United States. It’s truly embarrassing. The ease of acquisition of these weapons of death definitely shows how completely ridiculous the notion of arming everyone to increase safety is. The NRA truly has its head up its ass on this premise. If everyone in that movie theater were armed, who knows how many more innocents may have perished by gunshot.

The Second Amendment to the Constitution reads, “A well regulated militia being necessary to a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The placement of the comma in this Constitutional Amendment has perverted our sacred document to suit the bottom line of ammunitions and weapons manufacturers. After this latest tragedy, war criminals Cheney and Bush are probably saying, oh well, sometimes innocent people die. This was their attitude when launching a false invasion of a nation, why not keep some of the mayhem for the good old US of A? Apparently this sick, perverted attitude has been bought and paid for by the NRA and their lobbyists.

Until the power of these megalomaniacal murderers is put in check, we will continue to see tragedies of this magnitude. Since the United States constitutes only 4.52% of the Earth’s population, don’t you think it’s a bit insane we purchase over 50%, roughly 4.5 million of the 8 million new guns manufactured worldwide? Having murder rates as high as we do, we do have a few options. The easiest way to prevent mass casualties is to reinstate the assault weapons ban and try to implement more stringent laws prohibiting the sale of online ammunition. These laws, however, will never be under consideration due to the sheer power and influence of the NRA, our own homegrown terrorist organization.

9 thoughts on “Sanctioned Terrorism in the USA by the NRA

  1. The NRA has created a self-fulfilling prophecy; Bad things happen as a result of weak gun laws, then they want even WORSE laws, ’cause now they have more bad things happening that require “self-defense”… Brilliant.

  2. I’m not sure I follow your rant. I understand that you are against violent crime, as are most of us. What I dont understand is your logic behind your position. It is clear that tougher gun laws, like the assault weapons ban, have little affect on violent crime and murder, at least it didnt prior to the expiration of the ban in 2004 and it doesnt seem to make much difference in other countries or in states with tight gun laws (e.g. California). Guns, and other weapons, will always find there ways into the hands of people wishing to commit violent crimes. What doe the rest of us do when criminals have so much more power than we have and can hold us hostage (figuratively and literally) while we are unarmed?

    Furthermore, you cite how America has more murders “by firearms” than most other coutnries. However, this leaves out the very important statistic that America actually has substantially lower per capita violent crime rates than “most” of these other gun restrictive countries. In fact, it was recently published that London has 7 times the violent crime rates of New York City, and NYC isnt even a gun liberal zone. In general, teh UK has some of the highest violent crime rates in the world. Australia, after severely restricting gun ownership in the 90’s doesnt appear to have benefited from it at all. Violent crime rates, from the most recent years i’ve seen, are just as high as they ever were. Murders, rapes, and suicides are all as high as they were pre-ban, but they have slighly shifted from gun related to other weapons.

    Additionally, you talk about a sensational case of a lone nut gunman (who actually did not legally qualify to purchase those guns) did something horrific. However, the statistical frequency of this is extremly low. I think the most recent statistic I recall was that you are 5-10 times more likely to die in a swimming pool than by accidental gun shot. Are you advocating for the ban of swimming pools? Cars, are one of the highest killers of people, but we don’t ban them. In fact, any moron can seem to get a license from a cracker jack box and hit the roads without even being tested on what seems to be basic rules of the road anymore.

    Furthermore, you dont really discuss or touch on the issue regarding balance of power. America was founded by people fighting against government oppression and statism. Without firearms, we would not have been able to do this. In fact, if you look at Syria and Libya, those people were controlled by an oppressive government and could not really fight back effectively. Libya overcame the challenge by illegally obtaining guns but that has not been as possible in Syria where those poor people are being slaughtered by their own government. If they were all well armed, it would be a different story.

    Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying
    “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

    Some say that in our modern society with voting, this would never happen. But history, and reality, tells us that EVERY form of government eventually becomes corrupt and tries to take advantage of its people made possible by use of a disparity of power. So, i think it might be possible, even if it is unlikely. I would rather not find myself in that situation unprepared though.

    I am not a gun nut, but I think there is more perspective then you are offering here.

    1. Simply look at England. They did away with firearm ownership and their folks voluntarily turned in their weapons. The 2nd Amendment was written when there were muskets and bayonets. It is antiquated and an AK 47, if you even own anything that powerful, is no match for a drone strike or a SWAT team. I doubt you can take up arms against the government without ending up very dead. Our statistics are insane. But the NRA is too powerful, nothing will change.

      1. Look at England? I don’t think that does a lot to support your case.

        First, England has some of the highest violent crime rates in the world. Violent crime in London is 7 times what it is in New York City and they are pretty similar. Numerous stories abound about how law abiding citizens in England cannot defend themselves from constant criminal activity, home invasion, rape, etc. It has become a free for all for criminals to do what they will to who they will. Look at the riots last year as an example.

        Second, After England disarmed their citizens, they had to beg the US to help re-arm them (with small arms) during WWII so they had enough firepower to save their country.

        As far as the potential to fight against Drones and SWAT, in a full civil war, military might is fleeting. Police and military personnel will only fight against their own people for so long before they defect. It is one thing to have SWAT control inner city riots against people they dont relate to, it is entirely different when they are fighting against their neighbors, relatives, or people who they otherwise identify themselves with. It is basic psychology.

        However, in the event that it became necessary to defend ourselves against our own government, I would gladly accept small arms for defense over nothing but rocks. Just ask the people in Syria how much they wished they were able to keep and bear arms. Ask the citizens of Libya what it was that won their civil war and the overthrow of Ghadafi; it certainly wasnt rocks.

      2. So you’re going to equate violent crime statistics, independent of gun violence, with the Syrian situation? You are a Libertarian, eh? The article is about our lax gun laws. Period. Other violent crime, due to perhaps the UK’s comparatively conservative government (when contrasted with the rest of the EU), with fairly rigid social mobility, is a false equivalence to our gun problems in this country.

  3. Wonderfully written article. Don’t let any NRA lunatic comment on this blog here. They will continue to come up with crap about other countries and keep distorting statistics in their own favor little realizing that there are people from other countries who read their nonsense and just laugh. I am a legal alien living in the USA and my home country guns for civilians is strictly prohibited and we can roam freely and without fear in malls and theaters and walk on the sidewalk late at night thinking that no one is going to wield a gross imbalance of power in front of us using their guns. This country NEEDS to jail this NRA ahole and shut down this terrorist organization. Look anywhere outside of the USA even as close as Canada. No one suffers from such gun violence as we do yet this nasty organization such as NRA continues to exist here and citizens of this horribly polarized country continue to fight vehemently to keep their guns while living in a false sense of security and liberty. Someday it will be an NRA nutjobs family member who will die in a mass shooting and then hopefully there will be a dawning of some common sense in them. I wonder if members of ALQaeda look at us and laugh that they don’t even need to do anything because we just keep killing ourselves and make their jobs easier. What a freaking shame!!!

    1. The AK is also known as a Kalashnikov, named after Mikhail K from Russia. It can be a fully or semiautomatic weapon. Cyclic rate of fire is 600 rounds/min Semi-auto rate of fire is 40 rounds/min Full-auto burst rate of fire is 100 rounds/min. It is very dangerous.

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