Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly [at] bradymail [dot] org
ISIS CALLS ON TERRORISTS TO ARM UP... IN AMERICA
ISIS highlights weak gun laws in US, calls on terrorists to buy guns at gun shows and online where background checks aren't required
Time for Trump to act, after FBI Director came out in support of expanded background checks this week
Video: Gun industry lap dogs in Congress and ISIS agree on background checks
WASHINGTON - ISIS' premier propaganda magazine is now encouraging recruits to arm up in America by taking advantage of the nation's lax gun laws. Reporting has confirmed, again again, that Islamic State leaders are specifically encouraging terrorists to take advantage of Congress' failure to expand Brady background checks to all gun sales.
The newest issue of Rumiyah reads, in part, "In most U.S. states, anything from a single-shot shotgun all the way up to a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle can be purchased at showrooms or through online sales — by way of private dealers — with no background checks, and without requiring either an ID or a gun license."
The column is titled "Just Terror Tactics."
Brady Campaign president Dan Gross said, "What the hell is it going to take? This is not even remotely close to being the first time we've heard ISIS encourage terrorists to take advantage of our lax gun laws. Every American should be outraged over our leaders' flagrant failure to act. Terrorists are telling us exactly what they're going to do and exactly how they're going to do it. But leaders in Washington have been paid off with tens of millions of dollars from the gun industry to look the other way. It'll be our neighbors' blood that will run in the streets - but that blood will be on the hands of every politician in Congress and the White House who did nothing to stop it.
"ISIS has placed a ticking time bomb on the desk of each politician in Washington. Now it's their move. Trump's own FBI director has come out in support of expanded background checks. Now Trump needs to act. Today, right now, Congress and the administration could deal ISIS one heck of a blow by expanding Brady background checks to all gun sales in the wake of this article. They could lead the ATF and crack down on our nation's bad apple gun dealers, to make sure only law-abiding Americans can get their hands on guns. Failure to do so is complicity."
Trump's FBI director confirmed support for expanded Brady background checks Wednesday during an official, televised hearing on Capitol Hill after being asked about the policy by Senator Richard Blumenthal.
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