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Florida Terrorist Training Center

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Saudi Gunman Legally Purchased Pistol Used In Pensacola Air Station Attack
https://www.npr.org/2019/12/09/786506626/saudi-gunman-legally-purchased-pistol-used-in-pensacola-air-station-attack

Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis said he was surprised to learn that foreign nationals can legally buy guns in the U.S., and said, “I think that they should definitely look at that.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R)

Presumably, the “they” to whom he was referring were Federal lawmakers. You know… folks like Florida U.S. Senator Rick Scott, whom himself was the previous former Florida Governor before being elected as U.S. Senator in the 2018 election.

It’s kinda’ funny when you think about it – Republicans don’t like it when some nutzo with a LEGALLY PURCHASED FIREARM starts shooting up the place. But, what do they do in response?

Bupkis.
Nada.
Crickets.

Speaking of Mohammed Alshamrani, the Saudi terrorist training at Pensacola Naval Air Station who purchased a pistol and used it to kill several military service members on base Governor DeSantis said, “That’s a federal loophole he took advantage of. I’m a big supporter of the Second Amendment – but the Second Amendment is so that we the American people can keep and bear arms. It does not apply to Saudi Arabians. He had no constitutional right to do that, for sure.”

Vice President Mike Pence administers the Senate oath of office to Rick Scott, R-FL, accompanied by his wife Ann during a mock swearing in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, as the 116th Congress begins.

CLEARLY, Governor DeSantis does not understand Constitutional law, because there’s NO “loophole.” For if a Foreign National comes here, they too have First Amendment Rights, Second Amendment Rights, and they too have rights under law to fair trial. They too have rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

That’s just tough, isn’t it, that Governor DeSantis thinks the Constitution should NOT apply equally to everyone – in violation of the Equal Protection Clause… a very Republican thing to do.

Joseph Vince, a former ATF Special Agent who now works as a Gun Crime Consultant, says he’s not surprised that Saudi Terrorist Alshamrani was able to buy a gun as a foreigner while visiting the U.S., and said, “Aliens legally in the country can buy a gun. A lot of times if they’re going to take it back, they have to have something written from their embassies to do it — but they can purchase it legally.”

He added that, “I would venture to say that for a lot of these military people that come over here to train, that taking back a weapon [to their home country] would be something that would be a common thing that would occur.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said that Foreign Nationals in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa are forbidden from possessing a gun or ammunition unless they meet one of several exceptions, which allow for someone with “a valid hunting license or permit, admitted for lawful hunting or sporting purposes, certain official representatives of a foreign government, or a foreign law enforcement officer of a friendly foreign government entering the United States on official law enforcement business.”

The FBI is treating the case a one of terrorism.

FBI Is Investigating Pensacola Shooting As Terrorism
December 8, 2019, 1:40 PM ET
https://www.npr.org/2019/12/08/786089099/fbi-is-investigating-pensacola-shooting-as-terrorism

Gunman In Naval Air Station Pensacola Attack Was A Saudi Aviation Student
December 6, 2019, 9:07 AM ET
https://www.npr.org/2019/12/06/785476331/shooting-puts-pensacola-navy-base-on-lockdown-sheriff-says-shooter-is-dead

In response to a request for information about the Alshamrani Saudi terrorist case, the ATF cited relevant federal law, which is posted on its website as linked below.

https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/may-nonimmigrant-alien-who-has-been-admitted-united-states-under-nonimmigrant-visa

The ATF made a statement to NPR concerning some details about how gun sales between foreign nationals and U.S. sellers can occur as follows:

“A nonimmigrant alien who falls within an exception and has established residency in a State may purchase and take possession of a firearm from an unlicensed person, provided the buyer and seller are residents of the same State, and no other State or local law prohibits the transaction. A nonimmigrant alien with residency in a State may purchase a firearm from a licensee, provided the sale complies with all applicable laws and regulations.”

The bottom line, is that essentially, gun sickness has affected America, and Republicans, who have promoted senselessness and the propagation of a gun in every hand, are to blame for it all. And one of the saddest parts of it all, is that they – and the NRA, which is also culprit – are in denial about their direct role in increased firearm violence in this nation.

 

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