Saturday, July 21, 2012
NRA: Americans have the right to WMD
In the words of President Obama:
The American right to bear arms:
The Bush/Cheney justification for the Iraq War was that Saddam Hussein possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction. And with Saddam's track record of using WMD on his own people (American made and purchased WMD) and his alleged ties to known terrorist organizations something had to be done ASAP.
Of course, in hindsight, we now are fully aware of how the intelligence was cherry picked, distorted and in some cases flat out fabricated. But the main thrust of the argument for war was: WMD in the wrong hands represents a dangerous threat that will not be tolerated and has to be stop at all cost.
So tell me: Why does the NRA, GOP, and right-wing conspiracy advocates insist that all Americans have the right to own, purchase and bear WMD?
Don't get it twisted, the human hunter in Colorado legally owned an arsenal so vast what else can we call it but WMD?
This American terrorist possessed:
Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes purchased 6,000 rounds of ammunition online, along with four guns at local stores.
Some versions of the AR-15 assault rifle that police said was one of three guns James Holmes carried into the movie theater massacre were outlawed for civilian sale under the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. Since then, all versions have been legal for sale and possession in the U.S.