The PJ Tatler

NSA Leak/Gun Control Link?

After the revelations by Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency can “intercept almost everything…once you go on the network,” Congressman Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterintelligence and Terrorism and a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, declared:

“If Edward Snowden did in fact leak the NSA data as he claims, the United States government must prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law and begin extradition proceedings at the earliest date. The United States must make it clear that no country should be granting this individual asylum. This is a matter of extraordinary consequence to American intelligence.”

In 2012, Peter King (NY-2) received a “D” grade from the NRA, which means:

An anti-gun candidate who usually supports restrictive gun control legislation and opposes pro-gun reforms. Regardless of public statements, can usually be counted on to vote wrong on key issues.

What’s remarkable is that of all Republican representatives elected last November, King’s NRA grade was dead last. Chris Smith earned a “C+,” but he’s from New Jersey, another anti-rights state. Every other Republican earned “B” or better, with 204 solid “A” candidates elected.

Gun control equals more government control. More government surveillance equals more government control. Curious coincidence?

More on NSA reaction: John Bolton: Snowden is Guilty of Treason