Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Idiocy Knows No Borders: When You Worship Guns, It's Just Natural

Representative Henry Burns
If you need an armed guard to protect you from fellow worshippers in your mosque, synagogue or church,  that may be a sign that it's time to find another house of worship.  

As part of the debate on this bill, which has been approved (this is America after all), one Representative raised an interesting point.
Rep. Charmaine Marchand Stiaes, D-New Orleans, said that when armed congregants shoot at an attacker, "nine out of 10 times they will hit a constituent of the  church and not the person they were looking for."
I guess down there in Waziristan, excuse me,  Louisiana there are enough shootings in churches to come up with these statistics. 9 out of 10.  Not 7 out of 10.   The answer is clearly  mandatory marksmenship lessons as part of Sunday school.

And perhaps the most telling quote of all .....

Under federal law, people who pose a heightened risk of violence cannot buy or own firearms, including convicted felons, domestic abusers, the seriously mentally ill and several other categories. Suspected terrorist is not one them.

Individuals on the government’s terrorist watch list can be barred from boarding airplanes, but not from purchasing high-powered guns or explosives.
Several attempts have been made to pass a bill to correct this error.  If you know the USA, you know that we love our guns.  The bill has repeatedly failed.

The National Rifle Association has come out more than once four square on the terrorists' constitutional right to "bear arms" and explosives as well.    It is they believe the original intent of the Founders.

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