Lamar Smith on the al-Qaeda Threat

The Hill reports

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said tightening gun laws to address the threat would be to surrender to terrorists at the expense of Americans' rights.

 

 

“We’ve seen time and again that terrorists will use anything, including our own rights and freedoms, to plot attacks against innocent Americans,” Smith said in an email. “But simply because terrorists abuse our liberties doesn’t mean that we should limit the rights of law-abiding Americans. On the contrary, to limit our rights is to give in to terrorists and the fear they try to spread.”

In other words, requiring everybody who buys a gun to first submit to a background check is tantamount to surrendering to the terrorists and limiting the rights of law-abiding Americans?

I wish someone would explain that to me.

cross posted at Mikeb302000


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