In 1999 Pete King voted for Bill HR 2122 introduced by Rep. Bill McCollum, R-FL that would require purchases of guns at gun shows to have a completed background check which was 72 hours but shortened to 24 hours. Vote number 1999-244 on Jun 18, 1999.
It is a known fact that terrorists want to exploit our weak gun laws to amass weapons. The Brady Center did a study which details this situation.
In documents entitled "How Can I Train Myself for Jihad" found in Afghanistan, the terrorists suggests to it's students that they should come to the US to buy weapons because it is so easy.
Tom Diaz, Violence Policy Center Senior Policy Analyst says "This document and the link to the cold-blooded assassins who carried out the suicide attacks show conclusively that our lax gun laws and our tolerance of the most extreme factions of the gun culture have turned America into a one-stop shopping mall and training playground for terrorists,"
Pete King co-sponsered legislation by Rep. Marty Meehan in 2003 to make gun traffiking a federal crime. King said "Why would any rational person be against legislation that prevents illegal guns from being sold? This has nothing to do with hunters, collectors or the Second Amendment." The question is why did King make it easier for terrorists to buy the guns legally? The horse is already out of the barn when the terrorists have the weapons in thier hands.