Ban Assault Trucks! An Editorial From the Offices of the Worldwide Headquarters of Manhattan Infidel™

This would never happen if assault trucks were banned!

This would never happen if assault trucks were banned!

When the images of the carnage in Nice, France first arrived at the Worldwide Headquarters of Manhattan Infidel™ once again we were forced to ask ourselves this question: How can this be prevented?  How long must the world suffer through events like this?

The answer is obvious.

We need common sense truck control!

The culprit in Nice, France used an assault truck. This assault truck was apparently so easy to buy that there wasn’t even a waiting period. Reports say it is easier to buy an assault truck than it is to go to the library and get a book.

There were no background checks.

There wasn’t a “no-drive” list which would have prevented this attack.

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was not required to keep the key to his truck locked in a separate location.

There was no nationwide database of criminals that would have prevented him from buying his truck.

Indeed, while the motives for the attack may never be known, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel did have run-ins with the law and had a criminal conviction for road rage. If there had been a nationwide database perhaps he would not have been able to buy his truck and those 84 who died would be alive today.

The blame for this attack must be placed squarely where it belongs:  With Republicans in Congress who block common sense truck laws and the Automobile Association of America, an out-of-touch advocacy group whose policies endanger many.

Roads have been around since the days when people travelled by walking or using horses and chariots.

Roads were built with that type of travel in mind.

Roads were not meant for the power of a modern truck.

If Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel had been driving a Prius or riding a bicycle would he have been able to kill 84 people?

No one needs the power of a modern truck.

Certainly no private citizen does.

Trucks should only be owned by the police and the military.

Congress must act!

How many more will die before Republicans stop common sense truck laws from being passed?

With this in mind we once again call for a ban on truck ownership. Assault trucks and so-called “automatic” trucks must become a thing of the past.

Trucks that are currently in the hands of private citizens must be confiscated!

We at the editorial board of the Worldwide Headquarters of Manhattan Infidel™ (pictured here)

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call upon all citizens to write their congressperson and demand an end to the madness!

Together let us move towards a world where private truck ownership is a thing of the past!



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