Louisiana’s two pro-gun Senators are resisting the NRA’s ardent opposition to close the Terror Gap. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Senator Vitter is considering supporting and Senator Landrieu is backing Terror Gap legislation that stops known and suspected terrorists from buying guns in this country.
“The senator plans on looking at this bill closely. Current laws on the books already prevent anyone who is a felon or is not a citizen from purchasing a firearm, but we also need to make sure we balanced our liberties and Second Amendment rights with preventing potential terrorists from using those liberties against us.”
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“Sen. Landrieu would support legislation that prohibit people on the terrorist watch list from purchasing guns,” Landrieu spokesman Aaron Saunders said. “The watch is a first line of defense against those who want to do harm to Americans and our way of life. The senator also believes that as a security tool, the watch list needs to be stronger and more accurate to ensure all people who pose an immediate threat to the U.S. are accounted for. Terrorists shouldn’t fall through the cracks, nor should Americans who pose no danger to this country be included.”