Sen. Martha McSally drafts bill making domestic terrorism a federal crime

Sen. Martha McSally drafts bill making domestic terrorism a federal crime

In the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally wants legislation on the books that makes such acts of violence a federal crime. Currently there is a criminal statute for international terrorism, but not domestic. McSally’s bill says ’violent extremists could become inspired by these and previous high-profile attacks to engage in similar acts of violence.’

Sandra
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John Keller
John Keller 7 months

and why was this not proposed after the Oklahoma City bombing?

Otis B Driftwood
Otis B Driftwood 7 months

What's the point? A deterrent? Most of these people expect to die in the act. Those that don't will get hundreds of years in prison, at the very least... And from a legal standpoint, what separates "domestic terrorism" from just committing multiple acts of "first-degree murder"? What elevates it to something supposedly worse?

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 7 months

It better not mention guns or white anything or Moscow Mitch will shelve it.

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