A proposal to ban the sale of firearms to individuals on the FBI’s terrorist watch list was defeated by House Republicans on Wednesday.
Reps. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and David Price (D-NC) offered an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill that would have given the U.S. Department of Justice authority to block suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms and explosives.
“Terrorists are knowingly exploiting our laws,” Lowey said, citing American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn.
The amendment was defeated in the House Appropriations Committee by a 19-29 vote.
Remember these are the SAME conservatives who freaked out over the Rolling Stone cover featuring Jahar Tsarnaev.
Yeah depicting the terrorists as too attractive is wrong, wrong, wrong.
But letting them have access to firearms? Well THAT is the American way.
You know why they don't want to restrict access to guns don't you?
Because they are well aware that the MOST dangerous potential terrorists out there are Teabagger domestic terrorists threatening to overthrow the Obama government, and they don't want THEIR people to be disarmed.
After all it is sort of hard to instigate a civil war if your side is only able to throw rocks.