Guns and Terror | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Guns and Terror

On December 19, 2001, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence released Guns and Terror:  How Terrorists Exploit Our Weak Gun Laws, a report that details how terrorists use weak gun laws to amass firearms in the United States. The report was released at a news conference on Capitol Hill, at which Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) called for stronger U.S. gun laws as a critical component of homeland security.

"This report makes one thing crystal clear: terrorists and guns go together," said Michael D. Barnes, President of the Brady Center. "Firearms are part of the essential tool kit of domestic and foreign terrorists alike. Guns are used to commit terrorist acts, and guns are used by terrorists to resist law enforcement efforts at apprehension and arrest."

Read the full report Guns and Terror