Sunday, 5 June 2011

al queda's plan to exploit weak US gun laws

this seriously freaks me out!

this is the al queda spokesman, on the short list to replace bin Laden, in a chilling video calling on jihadists in america to exploit loopholes in american gun laws to create terror in our country . . . as if we need more terror here . . . seriously, we have got to change these laws. he claims, gaps in our guns laws are a “golden opportunity” to claim more american lives.

i joined a group called at which was started by a group of mayors in the US who want to see the gun laws in our country changed.

they are advocating for two critical changes:
  • Get all of the names of people who should be prohibited from buying guns into the background check system.
  • Require a background check for every gun sale in America
even if you are a gun rights advocate, these seem pretty reasonable. i have family members who are ardent gun right fighters, but even they agree that people with schizophrenia or with a criminal record of violence shouldn't be allowed to purchase guns (let alone, automatic weapons).

please check out this site and sign your name . . . i'm not sure what signing our name really does, but hopefully it is meaningful in some way. for more information about how this group is trying to close these loopholes, check out

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