Following the suspected terror attack in San Bernardino, California, on Dec. 2, President Barack Obama said it’s “insane” to allow people on no-fly lists to buy guns (video below).
“Right now, people on the no-fly list can walk into a store and buy a gun," Obama said during his weekly address on Dec. 5. "That is insane. If you're too dangerous to board a plane, you're too dangerous, by definition, to buy a gun."
“And so I'm calling on Congress to close this loophole, now," he said. "We may not be able to prevent every tragedy, but — at a bare minimum — we shouldn't be making it so easy for potential terrorists or criminals to get their hands on a gun that they could use against Americans."
Obama added that the possibility of the massacre being a terrorist attack means that people need to “work together” to prevent future attacks.
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“We know that ISIL [also known as ISIS, Daesh or the Islamic State] and other terrorist groups are actively encouraging people — around the world and in our country — to commit terrible acts of violence, often times as lone wolf actors,” he said. “And even as we work to prevent attacks, all of us — government, law enforcement, communities, faith leaders — need to work together to prevent people from falling victim to these hateful ideologies."