Buzz Feed recently broke a story about a video from 2011 featuring an American Al Qaeda spokesman named Adam Gadahn in which he talks about how easy it is to buy guns in the United States due to the lack of background checks. According to Gadahn,
Let’s take America as an example. America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely without having to show an identification card. So what are you waiting for?
So, there you have it–the NRA and Al Qaeda agree on the superfluous nature of background checks for firearm purchases. Two top terrorist organizations can’t be wrong!
Watch the video, courtesy of J.M. Berger, author of Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam: