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In times of terror, such as last week when the Boston Marathon bombings erupted into random attacks of violence by two unidentified suspects, citizens drew conclusions from past events to assume the cultural background of criminals and the reason for their attacks.
Mark Juergensmeyer, director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, spoke to the ULV community about the war on terror last Thursday in the Campus Center.
There are 11 reasons why the government can deny someone the right to buy a firearm, including being an illegal immigrant or convicted felon, but being on the terror watch list is not one of them.
The recent Fort Hood shooting raises the question we as a country face every time an attack, of any magnitude, takes place domestically, what was the motive of the attacker?