Al Qaeda Spokesman Urges Terrorists to Buy Arms at American Gun Shows
Honestly, the new video of Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn encouraging radical adherents to use U.S. gun shows to arm themselves for attacks on American citizens is not new. Terrorists have written about doing this before, and yes, they've bought guns at our gun shows to kill innocents before.
But there is still nothing as stark as seeing a video where a leader of a murderous group of thugs who killed 3,000 of our people in one day, is able to announce the intention to use our own lack of common sense laws against us, and know the NRA will do all they can to protect Al Qaeda & Friends' ability to pull this off, Mumbai-style. After all, terrorists pay cash for their guns too.
Am I being too harsh? Well, see what the NRA is up to in Delaware right now. Yup, it almost makes you yawn by now. I'm just surprised they forgot to insert Obama into the paranoid "they're coming to take all your guns!!" rant, this time. Or something about how it is part of a Mason & Illuminati conspiracy hatched at a Bilderberg conference with the Rothchilds presiding.
Going back to the issue at hand, I wrote about this very danger immediately after Osama bin Laden was killed:
If you don't think we should get on this forthwith, just remember, there are those who will want to take revenge for bin Laden's killing. And there are those who will continue to plan attacks on the United States because it is such a tempting target. They may not have the capabilities to pull off a large scale attack like the one on 9/11. But by allowing them to purchase Jared Loughner's Glock with an assault clip, or (God help us) explosives, we are asking for trouble.
Hopefully most of remember what happened in Mumbai, India. It only took guns, some explosives, a few cell phones, and a hijacked fishing vessel to terrorize an entire city and commit mass murder at train stations, luxury hotels and in the streets.
What will we have to do to stop the NRA and radical gun nuts from arming terrorists? Can we not overcome gobs of arms-dealer cash when 70% of the NRA's own members can't even seem to convince their leaders of their dangerous, anti-law enforcement views?
No promises, but one can continue to hope...
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