The NRA in America has reacted strongly to the European ban on neonicotinoids. "It is the God-given right of every American" said their speaker George W Fahrenheit XI, "to kill bees by any means that they see fit.
Only recently my young daughter, accidentally trod on a bee whilst walking barefoot through the garden and received a sting that created a nasty swelling. If she had been armed with neonicotinoids this would never have happened. I will not stand back and let the children of America be attacked in this way by insects who care nothing for our way of life.
It's neonicotinoids today and neocons tomorrow!" he raved.