ISIS urges supporters to buy guns in America

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  1. promisem profile image96
    promisemposted 11 months ago

    A video released by the Islamic State implores militants to “take advantage of the fact that you can easily obtain a rifle or a pistol in America.”

    The possibility that ISIS followers in the U.S. will acquire powerful weapons by legal means has been a growing concern of counterterrorism officials.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/na … story.html

    The NRA is delighted.

    1. profile image0
      ahorsebackposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Promisem ,   You know what your real problem is ?    WE aren't supposed to allow terrorists into America ,   I.S.I.S.  is an illegal immigration issue , You know ? ........what with your supporting open borders and all ?

      1. promisem profile image96
        promisemposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I'm not sure what your post has to do with ISIS urging its supporters to buy guns in America.

    2. Live to Learn profile image78
      Live to Learnposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Don't give in to a public school mentality.

      1. promisem profile image96
        promisemposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Are you saying that U.S. counterterrorism experts aren't credible if they went to a public school?

        1. Live to Learn profile image78
          Live to Learnposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          I could point out that going to a public school and adopting the mentality of the administration of a public school are not one in the same, but if I had to do that, then...

    3. GA Anderson profile image85
      GA Andersonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hi promisem, I guess I have been to the Post's site too many times. They wouldn't let me read your link without buying a subscription. Oh well...

      It sounds like an interesting read, but why toss in the NRA barn? Did the story say the NRA approved of the advice, or were you just taking another jab at a 2nd Amendment supporter?

      GA

      1. promisem profile image96
        promisemposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        As a 2nd Amendment supporter myself, I was taking a jab at gun extremists. If the shoe fits...

        But wouldn't it make more sense to respond to the issue instead of the person posting the issue?

        1. GA Anderson profile image85
          GA Andersonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, it would make more sense to address the issue promisem. But, as noted I couldn't access your link to read the story.

          As for the point of the headline, what is the issue? That almost any non-felon can buy a gun here, or that ISIS is promoting taking advantage of that right?

          What is your point in posting it? To me, your inclusion of the NRA barb, (not barn), seems to indicate the issue is the availability of guns, and the NRA's support of that. How many steps away from another gun-control position is that? And how many steps away from that is your positions on gun control?

          Maybe this could be a case of addressing one also addresses the other.

          GA

          1. promisem profile image96
            promisemposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            GA, if you would like to access the Post more often, I suggest you clear the history in your browser or use another browser. It might allow you to view more articles. The Post blocks browsers via deletable cookies.

            The issue is that guns are so easily accessible in the U.S. that a terrorist organization urges its people to buy them here. I think that's reason for great concern. I assume you don't want terrorists to buy them here and use them here.

            The NRA barb is relevant. Terrorists are now using NRA opposition to gun laws to their advantage.

            1. GA Anderson profile image85
              GA Andersonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Thanks for the tip about clearing my cache promisem, I will try that.

              Isn't it just as accurate to say "Terrorists are now using U.S. gun laws to their advantage?" That would seem to cover the point of the Post's story - without adding spin or inflection.

              GA

              1. promisem profile image96
                promisemposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                The first two paragraphs from my post are exactly what the WP said on its website. I did not add any spin or inflection other than the NRA comment.

                Again, I wonder if you would address the issue and not the person posting the issue or a minor comment at the end of the post.

                1. GA Anderson profile image85
                  GA Andersonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  No spin or inflection? Considering that other than the Post quotes, your only comment in the OP was all spin and inflection.

                  But to the point of the issue... Sure I think it is a problem if an extremist or terrorist can get their hands on legal guns in the U.S. - if they are non-felons. Just like any other American citizen. and it is almost a certainty that the folks being addressed by the terrorist's urging are American citizens. Radicalized ones, but still citizens. (in most cases I would guess).

                  I don't propose going off on yet another gun control issue, but the bottom line is that this issue is primarily about American citizens, (or legal immigrants), exercising the Rights.

                  I would like to see a solution that would stop potential terrorists from buying legal guns, but until we get to a 'Minority Report' state, or ban guns altogether, I can't see what that solution could be. I know you do, so I won't ask. ;-)

                  GA

 
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