Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Over 2,000 suspected terrorists legally purchased guns in the last decade. All hail the 2nd Amendment.

Courtesy of the Washington Post:  

"Membership in a terrorist organization does not prohibit a person from possessing firearms or explosives under current federal law," the Government Accountability Office concluded in 2010. The law prohibits felons, fugitives, drug addicts and domestic abusers from purchasing a firearm in the United States. But people on the FBI's consolidated terrorist watchlist — typically placed there when there is "reasonable suspicion" that they are a known or suspected terrorist — can freely purchase handguns or assault-style rifles. 

And, as the GAO found, a number of them do: Between 2004 and 2014, suspected terrorists attempted to purchase guns from American dealers at least 2,233 times. And in 2,043 of those cases — 91 percent of the time — they succeeded. There are about 700,000 people on the watch-list — a point that civil libertarians have made to underscore that many on the list may be family members or acquaintances of people with potential terrorist connections. 

In other words to the question of whether or not what happened in Paris can also happen here, is a resounding YES.

However if, or when, it happens here the terrorists will be more heavily armed and their weapons will NOT have had to be smuggled into the country.


  1. Anonymous9:13 AM

    It WILL happen here.
    Just a matter of time......

    1. It IS happening here -- every few days -- but the terrorists are brainwashed Christians who have much in common with ISIS. If yur not with us, yur agin us. Bang!
      You should die! And I have a the (my particular) god-given right to kill you.

    2. You know what Barbara?

      That is a very good point.

    3. Anonymous4:27 PM

      Yes it is, Barbara. It's not just those that think they have the right (we've seen it with the abortion clinic attacks) it's also the insane that think the enemy is the devil or under his power. and they have a duty to extinguish them. We have far more terrorists in this country already, born and raised Americans.


  2. Anonymous9:59 AM

    OT-Fairbanks North Star Borough ge'st a first.

  3. Anonymous10:01 AM

    The NRA proudly putting guns in the hands of terrorists since 2004.

  4. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Sarah's interview where she talks about Jesus wanting his disciples to take up arms, "go on out an buy an arm!"

    Yes she said that, and near the beginning she purrs.......

  5. Anonymous10:40 AM

    The US 'government' is a truly hot mess.

    Lies, deception, contradictions, starving people, homeless people, etc. In the richest country in the world. DAMN politicians...

  6. OT but thoroughly awesome. From a Muslim organization.

  7. Anonymous10:48 AM

    Well, at least our fearful leaders will keep us safe from three year old orphans. We've got that.

  8. Anonymous11:38 AM

    OT .. porn star is suing Josh Dugger for 500K

    Mamma and Poppa Dugger raised a good son ..just like Sarah did.

    1. Anonymous1:48 PM

  9. Anonymous12:39 PM

    Daily News Compares NRA To Jihadists On Front Page

    The New York Daily News used its front page Wednesday to lash out at the National Rifle Association in a big way, comparing the powerful pro-gun group's lobbying efforts to a "SICK JIHAD."

    "Over 2,000 suspects on terror watch list have legally bought firearms in the U.S. because gun nuts are blocking law that would end this madness," the front page screamed.

  10. Anonymous12:40 PM

    Mom Whose Twin Babies Were Killed Has A Message About Domestic Violence You Shouldn't Ignore

    1. Anonymous3:50 PM

      Domestic Violence is way too common, and the women and kids bear the brunt of injury and death. One of my husband's former co workers "went off", tortured and killed his parents, wife and three kids but didn't quite have the guts to turn the gun on himself, a legally purchased gun with an open carry license. She filed several restraints, which helped protect no one. Reading this post is an eye opener, we need to tighten our gun laws.

  11. physicsmom6:39 PM

    Commentor at 3:50 for a second I read your last sentence as "we need to lighten our gun laws." After a double-take, I recognized my mistake and made a note that it's time to see the eye doctor.

    I have seen data like this before and i wish that the issuers would explain more about their methodology. They need to clearly define who they categorize as "terrorists,' and the breadth of the data - all 50 states or another cohort? Since I believe that we need more gun restrictions, my next thought shouldn't matter, but I do have problems with the idea of innocent people being placed on the "watch list". That's another survey that needs more transparency for the public to trust it. Anyway, good work by the New York Daily News in taking on the NRA. Maybe all this mayhem will finally allow common sense gun reform.

  12. No one will convince me that all of these criminals would be able to get weapons just as easily if the possession of a handgun and ammo was illegal.

    Not only that, but that means if they were caught with a handgun, if they could hold them for no other offenses they could still hold the for illegal possession of a handgun.

    Sorry, but real hunters don't need handguns.


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