I say ‘oh yeah’! Hussein Obama and/or Hillary Clinton could (and might have) written the speech Adam Gadahn recently released.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says it’s taking “seriously” a statement from an al Qaeda spokesman that instructs sympathizers of the terrorist group to exploit soft spots in U.S. gun laws.
Last week, Adam Gadahn, an American-born spokesman for al Qaeda, released a video informing followers that, “America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms” and urging them to exploit what is commonly known as the gun show loophole.
“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,” Gadahn added. “So what are you waiting for?”
– A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column for the New York Daily News on Al Qaeda’s increasing shift in emphasis from bomb-based attacks to guns. American terrorist Adam Gadahn — one of AQ’s most prominent public faces — recently put an exclamation point on the trend in a new video released online and excerpted here. For more on Gadahn read the new book, Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam,
The remarks alarmed gun control advocates, who have warned for years that lax background checks at gun shows provided the easiest of vehicles for terrorists (foreign or domestic) to get their hands on firearms. That al Qaeda’s awareness of the so-called loophole was getting scant attention in the press raised concerns further.
Asked for comment on Monday by The Huffington Post, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney acknowledged that he was “not aware of [Gadhan’s] statement,” before adding that members of the administration were “very mindful of any threats emanating from al Qaeda and take them seriously.”
A gun rights advocate who has worked alongside the administration said that the president’s team had both seen Gadahn’s remarks and was aware of the concerns stemming from them.