Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Bin Laden Hates America -- But he's Gotta Love that Second Amendment

The Government Accountability Office found dozens of terror suspects on Uncle Sam's watch list were able to legally buy weapons last year. The GAO report found that terror suspects took advantage of a loophole that allows them to stock up on guns and ammo -- despite their clear links to terror groups. The GAO found 44 times last year when people on the FBI's watch list either tried to buy guns or get permission to carry them in public. The FBI and state authorities in all but nine of the cases said, "Go right ahead!" Another 12 suspected terrorists were allowed to buy or carry guns in the four months after the study.

In all, authorities approved 47 of 58 requests from terror suspects to buy or carry guns in a nine month period. (NYT)

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