The debate over the 2nd amendment rights of the people being necessary to the security of a free State may become a moot point. The NDAA and now a Justice Department memo gives the “government” the ability to kill American citizens based on, well nothing. Let’s be clear, this memo was written to provide the president justification for his own private “kill list“. Let’s also be clear: 1.6 billion hollow points rounds of ammunition are not going to be used for “target practice”.
A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.
The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the September 2011 strike in Yemen that killed alleged al-Qaida operatives Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. Both were U.S. citizens who had never been indicted by the U.S. government nor charged with any crimes.