Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I'm sure they're all undergoing NICS checks...

Petition at whitehouse.gov that all Syrian rebels receiving arms from the US be held to the same standards as US citizens: Full background checks and all that jazz. (I guess they'll have an easier time getting CLEO sign-offs for full-auto AKs than most)

I don't see why we don't just send 'em some double-barrel shotguns? They're much easier to use, and all they need to do is touch two off the balcony and Assad will abdicate...


(via MadMike on the Facebookenings.)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

No high capacity magazines, 7 should be more than enough rounds.

Gerry

Bob said...

I wonder if ATF and DOJ are handling the arms transfers? They have experience at that sort of thing, after all...

rickn8or said...

Supplying arms to citizens so they can fight off a repressive government...

Irony much??

JohninMd.(too late?!??) said...

No irony, Rick. They know they're supplying Jehadis, after all....

Mike_C said...

Hah! Another amusing petition on whitehouse.gov is here .

This
one
's pretty good too.

Matt said...

Can we file a complaint with the EPA about the excessive amounts of irony in the air?

This whole arm the rebels thing just reinforces the fact that our founding fathers knew what they were doing when they wrote the 2nd amendment. Overthrowing tyranny is why it is there.

Crotalus said...

Turns out Assad was protecting Christians in Syria, and the rebels are Islamist scum. So, who does Obama support? Who is he going to arm? The Muslims, of course!

Sigivald said...

Crotalus: It's not the US Government's job to "protect Christians" as a particular priority.

Nor is it the US Government's job to prop up a Ba'athist dictator because his biggest opposition happen to be Islamists.

Not saying we necessarily shouldn't, but at the same time, "murderous dictator" is a hard one to overcome when you're picking sides... thus why I'm not sure we should even pick a side.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure they're just "loaners"...no NICS needed.

Keith Glass said...

More correctly . . . .


". . . it doesn't take 30 bullets to kill Bashir Assad. . . "

Cheesy said...

The rebels may have to wait. Rumors floating around that "someone" sent the container ship carrying the arms down to Davy Jones Locker.