With the news that the Kochtopus has funded its own spy network and other Republican activities, it shouldn't surprise you to discover they also gave the NRA Institute for Legislative Action nearly $5 million in 2014. I'm sure it's paying off for them, too.
The New York Daily News reports:
The NRA — and their gun-loving Republican cohorts — are refusing once more to stop terrorists intent on getting armed in the U.S.A.
A legal loophole allows suspected terrorists on the government’s no-fly list to legally buy guns, but a bill to fix that will likely wither on the vine. The federal Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act, even in the wake of last week’s terrorist killing of 129 people in Paris, remains a long shot due to its rabid pro-gun opponents.
Currently, some known or suspected terrorists are prohibited from boarding airplanes by the government’s no-fly list — but all are allowed to buy assault rifles and other weapons.
While the bill remained a nonstarter, more than 2,000 suspects on the FBI’s Terrorist Watchlist bought weapons in the U.S. over the last 11 years, according to the federal Government Accountability Office.
The GAO reported that 91% of all suspected terrorists who tried to buy guns in America walked away with the weapon they wanted over the time period, with just 190 rejected despite their ominous histories.
Now keep in mind, the NRA Institute for Legislative Action is the lobbying arm of the NRA. They're the ones who go to Congress and twist Republican arms to ensure that guns are in the hands of every person -- responsible, irresponsible, Good Guy or Bad Guy -- in the United States. Because liberty.