President Obama: People On No-Fly Lists Being Allowed To Buy Guns Is 'Insane' (Video)


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.

“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."

Sources: The White House, YouTube / Photo credit: Screenshot/YouTube

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