A Reprise About Al Qaeda and Gun Control Background Checks

Mon, September 12th, 2011 - 3:48 am - By Gordon Basichis

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As the anniversary of 9/11/2001 just passed yesterday, it is time for reflection.  This is the time when we examine what we have learned from that horrible day.  We consider our gains and assess our losses.  We review the steps  we have taken to make this country safer, and we review the things we need to do to prevent another  terror attack.

As with any other things, people have their opinions about the laws we have passed and the measures we have taken.  Some point to the airlines checks, the screening, being compelled to take your shoes off, and declare these measures far too invasive.    Some believe our stringent measures have worked to insure the safety of the United States against another terrorist attack.

Others regard background checks for buying guns as an infringement upon their rights.   Like most major issues, any side can provide valid points from their own perspective.  Unless an opinion is totally off the wall, there is at least some measure of accuracy, a modicum of truth to the assessment.

It is with this in mind and the terrible day ten years ago that I reprise this article I wrote back in June.  It is entitled, Al Qaeda Advises Terrorists to Avoid Background Checks and Buy Arms at Gun Shows.   I think it is worth the read.

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