Possible terrorist foiled by citizen, not feds

Another would-be terrorist in America has been stopped in his tracks. And again, it was an alert citizen and the local police who stopped him. Not the FBI or CIA, and certainly not the TSA.

This time the suspect was an AWOL American soldier, Pfc. Naser Abdo, whose arrival in a taxi and purchase of a large quantity of smokeless gunpowder seemed a bit odd to the Killeen, Tex., gunshop clerk, especially when Abdo indicated he didn’t know what the gunpowder was used for. It was the same shop where Maj. Nidal Hasan bought a pistol used in his 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

The clerk said later in a CNN interview that he was relieved Abdo had been arrested because he wouldn’t have slept nights knowing he’d been a part of people being injured or killed. This from a man who sells guns for a living. Maybe he should consider another line of work.



Categories: Culture, guns

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