By Bob Owens
The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham is once again fulfilling his role as the foundering newspaper’s go-to anti-gun propagandist, with yet another intentionally-dishonest hit piece that seeks to take advantage of fears from the terrorist attacks in France this past Friday to attack the National Rifle Association.
Given France’s strict gun laws, the terrorists who attacked Paris last Friday may have turned to black market sources for the weapons they used. But in the United States, known and suspected terrorists are allowed to purchase firearms under federal law.
“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 U.S. But people on the FBI’s consolidated terrorist watch-list — typically placed there when there is “reasonable suspicion” that they are a known or suspected terrorist — can freely purchase handguns or assault-style rifles.
…Lawmakers have tried to stop this from happening. Bills have been introduced in Congress to do just that, going as far back as 2007 at the behest of then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Senator Dianne Feinstein and …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms