For those DC prostiticians who claim that American gun stores are the main gun suppliers to the Mexican drug cartels, here’s a dose of reality. Gun store owners in Texas just stopped a terrorist attack in progress.

Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, an AWOL soldier from Fort Campbell in Kentucky, was arrested by the Killeen, Texas, Police Department near Fort Hood and remains in custody at the Killeen jail.

When arrested, Abdo possessed “weapons, explosives and jihadist materials.” His bomb making setup came “straight out of Inspire (a terrorist magazine) and an Al Qaeda explosives course manual.”

Abdo went into Guns Galore to buy smokeless powder and ammunition, but Guns Galore thought he acted suspiciously, so they called Killeen Police Department. (Guns Galore was where Nidal Hasan went before committing mass murder at Fort Hood.)

On July 4, Abdo went AWOL from Fort Campbell in Kentucky, after receiving conscientious objector status from the Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Army review board.

Authorities believe he was targeting a restaurant near Fort Hood that is popular with base personnel.

He wasn’t so non-violent after all.