Turkish Airport Terror Attack Shows ‘Gun Laws’ Make No Difference

By David Codrea

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Terror explosion in Turkish airport (screenshot of video posted on Twitter)
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USA –  -(Ammoland.com)-  At least 28 people have been reported killed at this writing, with 60 more injured following a “double suicide bombing” at Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport, CNN (and every other major news organization) is reporting.

And the killers used “illegal guns” before the explosions.

“According to the information I was given, a terrorist at the international terminal entrance first opened fire with a Kalashnikov and then blew himself up,” Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag told his state news agency.

How the terrorist got his hands on such a weapon demonstrates the utter uselessness of “gun control” at stopping those who are evil and determined.  Because Turkey’s gun laws read like Hillary’s wish list.

Per GunPolicy.org, a globalist citizen disarmament project of the Sydney School of Public Health that partners with the World Health Organization and the United Nations, Turkey’s gun regulations are categorized as “restrictive.”

“In Turkey, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law,” the summary informs. “In Turkey, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic firearms and semi-automatic firearms.”

Turkey requires background checks, licensing and registration for other firearms, which also require a “genuine reason” [aka:  justifiable need] to possess.

Who thinks the dead terrorist gave a moment’s notice to any of those “impediments” to the “law-abiding”? And as GunPolicy.org admits, it is estimated that only about a third of “civilian” guns in Turkey have been registered, leaving six million guns unaccounted for (and giving our domestic “I will not comply” advocates plenty of corroboration that it can be done, and is).

Turkey Terrorists AK Rifle : An AK-47 can be seen lying abandoned on the floor, after three suicide bombers set off blasts at the airport as police opened fire.
Turkey Terrorists AK Rifle : An AK-47 can be seen lying abandoned on the floor, after three suicide bombers set off blasts at the airport as police opened fire. img: Reuters

As this is a fast developing story, expect plenty of new information to come out, quite probably including updated casualty figures (the death toll was 10 when work on this draft began).

A fair question: Will there be a rush to judgment reaction against the right to keep and bear arms like we just saw following Orlando from the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton, the Democrats, and the media?

Will we see catered sit-ins by privileged politicians protected on the taxpayers’ kuruş? Will we see Turkish politicians mugging for cameras by demanding to make Kalashnikovs even more illegal? Will we see Turkish newspapers (at least the ones not yet confiscated by the state) featuring full front page headlines screaming BSSAH supporters have blood on their hands?

Put in that perspective, it certainly makes the ever-predictable hysterical blood dance reaction of U.S. gun-grabbers look as ineffectual, hateful, petty and buffoonish as those who engage in such tantrum tactics actually are.

David Codrea in his natural habitat.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Real gun control is using both hands and hitting your target as often as you desire without any secondary damage.


Problem is they need more restrictive explosives laws…..


democrats staged a sit in to demand more gun controls to make it easier for terrorists to kill as many people as possible before police arrive..democrats are not capable of figuring out other countries have strict gun controls and terrorists are still killing people.


Another outstanding Codrea article. Those who have found this article linked from GOA should bookmark codrea’s section here on ammoland and his blog at waronguns.blogspot.com. I always ask this question to gun prohibitionists: why do they think a gun ban would be any different from the various drug and alcohol bans our government has put in place over the last several decades? Do these same people not also argue that it is pointless to ban marijuana because it doesn’t work? Who does not obtain drugs that actually wants them in america today, even in the prison system? Why would a… Read more »


If you CANT get on the airliner to blow it up and kill a couple hundred people, then do it while they wait to go through “SECURITY” to BOARD that aircraft. I’d say our TSA slow processing lines are prime targets for this in the future.

Wild Bill

You are right CG, anywhere people group up is the kill zone.


If only we loved them more.
They would not have attacked.

Todd Danza

One thing not even mentioned in this article is that there are $1,600 worth of fees for the licenses to own and carry a firearm in Turkey. Policies like that just beg for a thriving black market.

Mike McAllister

Liberals will never listen to this or anything else about gun control not working. Stupidity or willful disreguard, they just don’t get it.


No, more like a firmly held position and end goal advanced by the total disarmament of we Yankees. Such false drivel serves to indoctrinate and intimidate the masses, increasing the likelihood of compliance with their perverted wishes. Idiocy and stupidity are rarely so well coordinated as this. Nor as consistent. Their end goal is fixed firmly in view and they will stop at nothing to acheive it.. For further enlightenment, read and study Marx and Alinsky. The kinyun has…….. and so have I. THe main difference? I am not bought off by the political elites, as he is, and thus… Read more »


and the worst part of all this, is its only going to get worse. liberalism is cancer.


The elites know they can only get away with so much if the populace is heavily armed. The poor europeans have largely been disarmed, so they are the mercy of evil politicians like angela merkel who gleefully import millions of welfare parasites who assault and rape the women and children of their nations, all while the media and governments actively cover it up and punish those who attempt to publicize it.

Even as lazy and ignorant as the average american is, the above would not be possible today in the US thanks to our free speech laws and armed populace.


The police office who opened fire and dropped the first terrorist (with the AK47) might likely have stopped him from self-detonating had the officer continued firing, like the SAS teaches. Special operators shoot til the “bad guy” is dead to reduce the chance that they might set off an explosive belt or vest. It appears the police/security officer was approaching the terrorist to hand-cuff him or render aid. As soon as the officer sees that the terrorist is pulling at his clothes, he “skedaddles” instead of giving him several more shots. Five seconds later, kaboom!


President Obama and Hilary Clinton are trying very, very hard to bring more terrorist into the US. The CIA/FBI both say ISIS fighters are going to infiltrate the Syrian refugees. Hilary and Obama want ten to sixty thousand refugees to come to our country at a cost of hundreds of billions of dollars and how many deaths. These two were respocible for the Fast and Furious gun running scandal, BATF forced US gun dealers to sell thousands of assault rifles to the Mexican Drug Cartels and straw purchasers. At the same time calling for tougher gun control in the US.… Read more »


Isn’t it interesting how they call for gun control but supply guns to some of the most vicious human beings on earth?

Also, I agree with everything except “Gun control would work great if criminals and terrorists followed the law, but they DON’T.”

Gun control was originally designed to not only protect ourselves from criminals on the street but from a tyrannical government. Those who control who gets guns are the very ones that are the biggest threat.


Keep in mind that gun banners know they cannot win with the current demographics – and younger people are even more pro gun than the 65 and up crowd already according to multiple polls. That is why the gun banners are pushing mass immigration and amnesty so much – they have to change the voters before they can win. Keep this in mind when groups like the nra and almost all republicans try to argue that immigration does not impact gun rights – they are either ignorant or simply lying.

Wes Bielinski

It wasn’t a terror attack, the attackers were aviophobes and the explosives were to blame.


Aviophobes….? What?

Art Mazeau

Fear of Flying


Nice one!!! You should be a politician. You prevaricate as well as the best (worst?) of them


Were YOU looking in the mirror? OR are you a paid troll?


I believe both posters were being satirical, Colonialgirl. Apologies if I am wrong or if you were also making a joke.

George Turner

Is there any Muslim in the world outside of Gitmo who can’t come up with an AK-47 in less than a day?


It is not as though the two attacks in france, belgium, or turkey all took place in nations with extremely strict gun control or anything, right?


Hey dipsh*t. How do you know there wouldn’t be other similar attacks that were stopped by the gun control laws. Here’s a fun thought experiment for you. With gun control laws, only one tragedy occurs. Without gun control laws, 40 tragedies occur. Or are you too stupid to process that?


Joel – with your logic (if you can call it that), lets ban car’s with on car no car accidents, with 40 cars many car accidents. Or without guns people that want to kill will use knifes, lets ban knifes, so they carry a rock, stick, bat or anything else. The gun is not the problem, it’s the person behind it and one bad law or 1000 bad laws will not cure that!


You’re missing one critical point. You don’t need guns. We need cars. That’s why everybody owns one. You don’t need your precious gun. Give it up, put gun stores out of business. Less people will die. Guaranteed.


Try telling that to the 1 million blacks, 6 million women and 9 million men carrying legally in 42 States. Try telling that to 100 million US gun owners, one third the US population with 450 million guns, the most civilian gun ownership in the world. Try telling that to 12 million owners of ARs and AKs.

Wild Bill

@Joel, Yo are missing two critical points: First, who are you to decide what we need? Second, fewer people will not die. All people die.


No Joel you don’t NEED a car! You want a car. People did get around before there were cars. Guess you didn’t figure that out did you. Try again!!!


I need a good asskicking or asslicking

Wild Bill

Hey Joel, laws don’t stop outlaws. That is why we call them outlaws. The murder statute does not stop them. The robbery statute does not stop them. And the GCA and NFA don’t stop them.
American law is designed to let the individual decide to commit a crime or not. If they decide to commit an unlawful act, then our law is designed to protect society by punishing the criminal. Our system is not designed to stop people before they act, unlike other societies.


the tragedy is Chicago..the police have failed to protect the people..innocent people have been disarmed, they cant defend them selves..9 towns surround Chicago, all have less restrictions, its easier for law abiding citizens to defend them selves..the crime rate combined is not a fraction of what Chicago is..the US Virgin Islands have the highest per capita murder rate….the strictest gun control laws, so strict an antique must be certified useless, may be for show only..the US ranks 47th world wide in suicides, 46 countries have strict gun control laws, people simply find other ways to kill them selves..the United States… Read more »

Mike Rodgers

Talk about dipsh*ts…. You moronically seem to ignore sh*thole cities run by Democrats, like Detroit, Chicago, DC, etc. These are the most violent and dangerous cities in the US. . . . and they have the strictest gun control laws! Criminals don’t care about any laws, espe ially gun control laws… unless they create “Gun Free Zones” which facilitate their illegal activities. I think you should take a wzlk on the wild side in south Chicago sometime after 11 pm at night.You’ll wish you had a firearm then.