Seriously?

I read this in my morning paper:

“A little-noticed mandate from the Trump administration has cleared the way for some people with outstanding arrest warrants to purchase guns.”

It seems that the U.S. Department of Justice under Jeff Sessions issued a memo six months ago that redefined who is a fugitive from justice. As a result of that redefinition, fugitives who were previously unable to purchase guns legally now can. And more than a half a million names have been dropped from a national law enforcement database used to determine who may purchase firearms and/or obtain a carry permit. WTF?

Earlier this year, Trump repealed an Obama administration gun regulation that prevented certain individuals with mental health conditions from buying firearms. This enabled those who are unable to work because of severe mental impairment and can’t manage their own Social Security disability benefits, and who were previously considered ineligible to buy guns to be able to buy guns. WTF?

And I previously posted that Republicans in the House of Representatives are considering legislation that would roll back decades-old restrictions on gun silencers. WTF?

So, the Trump administration and the Republicans in Congress want to enable more fugitives to buy guns, to allow seriously mentally ill people to buy guns, and want to make legal the use of silencers on firearms.

Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with these people?

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10 thoughts on “Seriously?

  1. baddadcartoons101 October 12, 2017 / 8:21 am

    Trump doesn’t want mental competency to restrict a person from buying a gun, he’s obviously thinking about making a purchase himself.

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  2. Suze October 12, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    I think they are hoping their mindless followers will kill off anyone who is different…the homeless, the blacks, the gays, the democrats….

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  3. Michael October 12, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I liked your first comment above, that makes a lot of sense. Then again conservative govt hanging on by a thread, if you like, pander to those with money such as obviously the gun lobby…I agree it makes NO sense at all, in fact having a gun makes no sense at all. The notion of having a gun to protect yourself doesn’t stop people using them and killing each other. There’s no logic in any of this….which is easy for me to say from afar.

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    • Fandango October 12, 2017 / 12:40 pm

      I am thinking about being able to see things from afar. I wonder what living as an expat would be like.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Michael October 12, 2017 / 12:42 pm

        I think you might be one among many. Trumps actions give proof to the saying “Only in America.”

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  4. newepicauthor October 12, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    The word expat is a contraction of expatriate, which derives from the Latin word expatriatus. In medieval times, an expatriatus was someone who had left his or her home country to live somewhere else.

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