Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:12 AM
sasha031 (6,700 posts)
Jon Stewart explains in detail how GOP Congress & #NRA has stopped ATF's ability to function
Friends you have to see this, I would say shocking but it's to the point, nothing surprises me anymore
Stewart contrasted Obama’s measured response to the NRA ad with what he should have said: “if you bring up my kids again, I will drone strike you to kingdom come.”
Despite the fact that Obama supports the same school security plan the NRA wanted, his announcement was widely panned by the pro-gun crowd. In particular, Stewart highlighted one former Republican congressman named Todd Tiahrt saying that the nation already has the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to go after criminals.
Stewart went through all the reasons why this was an absurd statement, from the fact that the Senate hasn’t approved a director in six years, the fact that the current acting director has another job and running the ATF is just a “side gig,” and how the ATF is prohibited from creating a federal registry to track gun sales. Stewart asked incredulously, “was it getting too easy to police illegal guns?”
And which Republican congressman pushed for an amendment to strip the ATF of the powers the NRA would like it to have? None other than Todd Tiahrt. Stewart remarked that his amendment “couldn’t be worse if the NRA wrote it themselves.” Well, guess what.
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Jon Stewart explains in detail how GOP Congress & #NRA has stopped ATF's ability to function (Original post)
Response to Berlum (Reply #8)
Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:22 PM
WaitWut (33 posts)
9. I see it as more of...
A circular logic.
Start -> Gun Violence -> "Home-Defence" -> More Gun Availabilty -> More Gun Violence -> Go To Start.
I think that it isn't in the interest to decrease the availability of fire arms to the Gun Industry much like it isn't in the interest of the Oil industry to decrease the amount of traffic.
Or maybe I need more tinfoil.
Response to sasha031 (Original post)
Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:08 PM
blogslut (28,790 posts)
10. Everyone should see this
Here's the clips from The Daily Show:
Yes, we have gun laws but the agency tasked to enforce them has been rendered virtually powerless.