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Earlier this month, The Blaze showed you chilling video featuring U.S. born Al-Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn. In the clip, the terror official called on American Muslims to exploit loopholes by purchasing weapons from gun shows. Then, he encouraged adherents to carry out random domestic attacks. Now, The Coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns is seizing upon Gadahn’s words to push for stricter U.S. gun control measures.

Earlier today, the group unleashed an ad campaign that features the terror “executive’s” horrifying proclamations. The commercial, set to run on cable networks including CNN, FOX News and MSNBC, is likely geared toward lawmakers who have yet to reform gun laws to a level the coalition deems palatable. The Huffington Post has more:

“The latest al Qaeda plot instructs terrorists on how to buy guns in America,” the ad says, before shifting to audio of Gadahn.

The al Qaeda spokesman declares: “This is a golden opportunity. America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show … and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle without a background check. … So what are you waiting for?”

“Call your member of Congress,” the ad concludes. “Tell them to close the loopholes that let terrorists and criminals buy guns.”

Currently, a loophole exists that permits private venders to sell firearms without the same in-depth background checks that federally-licensed dealers are required to conduct. This, clearly, is something the coalition takes issue with.

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