Once again the power of NRA idiots is pushing American foreign policy. 51 American members of our Senate made a statement opposing a proposed global treaty to control traffic in arms. The goal is having nations of the world unite to discover ways of controlling movement of weapons across borders. So, what to these brave heroes–who have never fought in combat–desire: they want to make certain any treaty will “recognize the legitimacy of lawful” access to “firearms, including, but not limited to the right of self defense.”
I hate to tell these schmucks but al-Qaeda claims it is acting on the basis of the right of self defense. Every terrorist believes he is right, every terrorist believes his enemy is evil. We now have in the US Congress a collection of cowards who fear the NRA more than they fear the violence that emerges from easy access to weapons.