NRA: Picking & Chosing from the Bill of Rights

From the AP:

The National Rifle Association is urging the Bush administration to withdraw its support of a bill that would prohibit suspected terrorists from buying firearms.

Backed by the Justice Department, the measure would give the attorney general the discretion to block gun sales, licenses or permits to terror suspects.

In a letter this week to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, NRA executive director Chris Cox said the bill, offered last week by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., "would allow arbitrary denial of Second Amendment rights based on mere 'suspicions' of a terrorist threat."

"As many of our friends in law enforcement have rightly pointed out, the word 'suspect' has no legal meaning, particularly when it comes to denying constitutional liberties," Cox wrote.
The NRA doesn't seem to care that arbitrary denial of constitutional liberties based on suspicions already includes your ability to fly on a plane, do business with financial institutions, expect privacy in your library habits or your phone conversations. 'Suspicion' is all that's needed for Bush's government to pick you up, take you to Gitmo, hold you indefinitely without charges, access to a lawyer, or due process to challenge your imprisonment.

But I guess those 'civil rights' aren't really all that important to the NRA.

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