Today on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, the host shared a video of Al Qaeda spokesman and member of the FBI’s most wanted list, Adam Gadahn explaining just how easy it is to get a gun in the United States. The chilling video points out just how far we have gone to the right on gun issues when the NRA is essentially fighting for the rights of terrorists to get guns and against the rights of the average citizen to be protected from them.
This isn’t the first time either. The NRA fought against any limitations against those on the terrorist watch list as well. So those that could not board a plane due to security issues should not have any restriction on their access to fire arms.
As a threat to congressional republicans and right leaning dems, the NRA has promised to ‘score’ the votes of by members on all amendments or bills that may come to the floor. It’s an obvious intimidation effort on the part of Wayne LaPierre and his organization, and one that has worked in the past?
Will it work this time? Will 40 plus senators choose to side with the NRA, Al Qaeda, and those on the ‘no-fly’ list to retain an ‘A’ rating with the organization? That is the question.
However, maybe it’s high time that the American people start scoring their representatives on gun legislation as well. There are more of us than there are of them. We just have to care enough to make sure that they know.
You can do that by reaching out to the congressional switchboard at 1-202-224-3121.
Here is the video from Morning Joe: