A writer for New York Magazine claimed the Islamic terrorist group ISIS “appreciates” the National Rifle Association’s work, prompting a Medal of Honor recipient to issue an epic takedown of the liberal publication’s argument.
In an article titled “ISIS Appreciated the NRA’s Work,” published on New York Magazine’s website on Friday evening, Eric Levitz claimed ISIS “appreciates” the NRA’s stance on background checks at gun shows and suggested gun shows are a significant security threat because terrorists can use them to buy weapons to use against innocent American citizens.
The NRA opposes laws that would require people purchasing firearms at gun shows to be subjected to a background check.
“The NRA likes the ‘gun-show loophole’ because the organization is funded by firearms manufacturers who would like to continue making money selling weapons to criminals. … It isn’t too hard to guess why ISIS also approves of America’s lax gun regulations. But there’s no need for guessing,” wrote Levitz, who then cited a few examples of Islamic terrorists instructing jihadists to take advantage of America’s gun laws.
“The acquisition of firearms can be very simple depending on one’s geographical location,” wrote one radical Islamacist in the ISIS publication Rumiyah, which Levitz cited in his article. “In most U.S. states, anything from a single-shot shotgun all the way up to a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle can be purchased at showrooms or through online sales—by way of private dealers—with no background checks, and without requiring either an ID or a gun license.”