Lawrence O'Donnell says NRA 'in the business of helping bombers' (VIDEO)

According to MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing could be going faster and smoother if not for the National Rifle Association. Recapping the investigation last night, he goes on to explain,

“Gunpowder could be traced by investigators to a buyer at the point of sale if gunpowder contained a taggant, an element that would enable tracing of the purchase of gunpowder. But thanks to the National Rifle Association, identification taggants are required by law only in plastic explosives. The NRA has successfully blocked any requirements for such taggants in gunpowder. So such supremely helpful evidence as taggants are not available to the FBI in this investigation ”

In a further tasteless attempt to link recent tragedies, O’Donnell asserts,

“The NRA’s efforts to guarantee that American mass murderers are the best-equipped mass murders in the world is not limited to murderers who use assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”

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