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Republican Sen. Martha McSally wants to
make domestic terrorism a federal crime

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Posted By: M2, 8/14/2019 8:49:14 AM

Sen. Martha McSally wants to make domestic terrorism a punishable crime in the wake of two mass shootings potentially tied to ideologically motivated violence in California and Texas. McSally, R-Ariz., intends to introduce legislation when the Senate returns from the summer recess to create a law in the federal criminal code to address domestic terrorism. Federal authorities use other laws, such as weapons offenses and hate crimes, to charge such acts. McSally said in a written statement to The Arizona Republic that it is important to call domestic terrorism by its name — and to create laws to address it as such. Her legislation, which is still being drafted, would characterize

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chance_232 8/14/2019 9:06:12 AM (No. 151844)
Can we first DEFINE domestic terrorism?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley 8/14/2019 9:17:14 AM (No. 151860)
Isn't it already a crime to shoot people? To kill people? How will making it MORE of a crime deter anyone?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/14/2019 9:31:36 AM (No. 151881)
I thought it was a federal crime already. At least it becomes one when the ATF or the FBI gets into the investigation because a fire arm was used.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2 8/14/2019 9:40:59 AM (No. 151898)
I think she wants to go after BLM, Antifa, and MS-13.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 8/14/2019 9:59:11 AM (No. 151922)
Can we include blacks and muslims this time.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: mc squared 8/14/2019 10:05:50 AM (No. 151931)
Like others here, I don't understand the need for a new law, but my gut tells me that it would be used to diminish the rights of gun owners, possibly the number of arms you could own. Another 'Do Something'... law.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 8/14/2019 10:18:41 AM (No. 151951)
She's my Senator. I don't trust this move.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms 8/14/2019 10:32:56 AM (No. 151966)
Why not go after the people who provide funds for domestic terrorism? Funders of Antifa, whether directly or indirectly, should face terrorism charges that carry the death penalty. I am tired of watching black-dressed, hooded, disguised thugs attack innocent people with bicycle locks and baseball bats while trashing/burning private property. Don't just pass another ineffective law, do something about it.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Timber Queen 8/14/2019 11:08:11 AM (No. 152028)
Can we designate the CIA, FBI and DOJ as "domestic terrorist organizations"?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: jacksin5 8/14/2019 11:28:22 AM (No. 152049)
The RICO statutes would work just fine, if used.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 8/14/2019 1:06:47 PM (No. 152163)
When we started there was ONE federal crime. Sedition/treason. Now that is OK and damn near all other transgressions are federal crimes. Enough. State sanctions should be adequate.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: tom7 8/14/2019 1:22:20 PM (No. 152179)
Try defining exactly what "domestic terrorism" is. That beauty is purely in the eye of the beholder. Dems are insisting that pointing out the law is domestic terrorism, or every one of Trump's tweets are domestic terrorism. McSally is a few cards short of a full deck. Military hero, nice lady, but dumb as a bag of rocks.
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