Speaking of Mark Kirk . . .

I’m a very easygoing guy, but when someone does manage to annoy me (and few things annoy me like attacks on my Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental, absolute human rights), I tend to have difficulty letting it go in a hurry. That being the case, it should probably surprise no one that even after expressing my contempt for Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL) twice in the last week, I’m still not done with the little aspiring overseer.

I’ve also talked more than once about H.R. 2074, Congressman Peter King’s (R-NY) bill to allow the attorney general to unilaterally block gun sales to anyone he or she wants to disarm, by the simple mechanism of placing the would-be gun purchaser on the “terrorist watch list”–a list that is already well over half a million names long. The attorney general, of course, is not an elected official, but under H.R. 2074, would have the power to block gun sales to someone without a conviction, without an indictment, without so much as an arrest–so much for “innocent until proven guilty.”

I bring this up again because, although it comes as no surprise, I hadn’t realized until just now that Kirk is a co-sponsor of H.R. 2074. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only who has noticed how easy it has become to be categorized as a “Homegrown Terrorist.”

Under H.R. 2074, pushed by “Republicans” King and Kirk, that’s how easy it would be to be denied the ability to legally arm oneself. I don’t think that’s an accident.

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One Response to “Speaking of Mark Kirk . . .”

  1. straightarrow Says:

    I don’t think it has occurred to these idiots that terrorists can be manufactured by just such stupidly oppressive laws as these people push.

    I would say that perhaps their ambition is much more highly developed than is their survival instinct. That will happen you know, when one forgets he is just human like everyone else.

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