Harry Reid Claims Gun Control Bill Will Prevent Next Terror Attack

Democratic Senator Harry Reid has the answer for preventing terror attacks – just pass the Democrats gun control bill.

On Monday, Reid argued that the Democrat-sponsored bill, which would ban people on an FBI terror watch list from purchasing buns or explosives, would solve the problem of terror attacks.

Reid said, “This so-called terror gap is outrageous and terribly reckless.  How can something like this go unaddressed in modern-day America.   Democrats have tried repeatedly for the past year to close that loophole, but we have been prevented by Republicans from doing that.  We can argue from now on about whether this bill would have prevented this weekend’s attack.  But one thing is for sure, it would prevent the next attack.”

Reid did not explain exactly how the bill would have prevented the recent terror attacks, as neither the Muslim who stabbed nine people in a Minnesota mall, nor the Muslim who planted bombs in New York and New Jersey were on a terror watch list – and neither used guns in their attacks.  

Reid continued, laying the blame on the terrible Republicans for the terror attacks: “It’s hard to believe in America today an FBI terror suspect not allowed to fly on an airplane can walk into a gun story in Las Vegas, New York City, anyplace, and legally purchase explosives and assault weapons, but it’s true because Republicans refuse to close the terror gap loophole.”

Reid did not mention that House and Senate Republicans have presented their own bill, which would put in place a three-day waiting period for individuals on the terror watch list who try to purchase firearms or explosives, but that bill has been blocked by Senate Democrats.

Watch Reid in video below:

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