The Government Accountability Office issued a report on May 5, 2010, which showed people on the terrorism watch were able to purchase guns: “The GAO sent a letter to Sen. [Frank] Lautenberg [D-NJ] on Wednesday [April 27, 2011] detailing the results of its review. The letter notes, ‘From February 2004 through February 2010, individuals on the terrorist watch list were involved in firearm and explosives background checks 1,228 times, of which 1,119 (about 91 percent) of the transactions were allowed to proceed while 109 were denied.’ ”

 – Jason Ryan, “247 On U.S. Terror Watch List Bought Guns In 2010,” ABC News, April 28, 2011