...Do Congressional Republican's take the 'war on terror'? Not very. Apparently the legislative agenda of the NRA trumps the needs of our military as debate on the 2006 defense appropriations bill has been delayed until the Senate debates legislation protecting the firearms industry from civil lawsuits. Again, protecting profits wins out over national security. Laws already exist, which if followed by the industry will shield them from such frivolous lawsuits. But it requires a level of responsibility on the part of gun owners and gun manufacturers and retailers. Also, local prosecutors should vigorously enforce guns laws on the books. But this is all trifling minutiae in light of the fact that, according to the Administration, America is at war. That should be the primary concern of Congress, over-riding all other concerns. If Congress can set aside the defense appropriations bill to split laegal hairs, how can Americans be expected to take the perpetual war this administration has chosen to wage?