Anyone on a terror watchlist who tries to buy a gun should be thoroughly investigated by the FBI and the sale delayed while the investigation is ongoing. If an investigation uncovers evidence of terrorist activity or involvement, the government should be allowed to immediately go to court, block the sale, and arrest the terrorist. At the same time, due process protections should be put in place that allow law-abiding Americans who are wrongly put on a watchlist to be removed.
This always happens when I just read the title and not the article. You'd think I'd learn.Unless I am reading it wrong then they seem to have it right. It sounds like they agree that a person on the 'watch list' should receive extra scrutiny when trying to buy a gun but that outright denial for being on the list is unconstitutional. That's pretty logical to me.
Yeah, at first when I read the headline I was worried, but the actual proposal is not the disaster it might be.Unless I am reading it wrong then they seem to have it right. It sounds like they agree that a person on the 'watch list' should receive extra scrutiny when trying to buy a gun but that outright denial for being on the list is unconstitutional. That's pretty logical to me.
The big issue with the terror watch list, or no fly list, is that it is almost impossible to get your name cleared. And plenty of people are on those lists simply because they share the same name, lived at the same address, or are related to a legit terrorist. There's no clear due process for US citizens on the matter. Most don't find out until they try to travel, often times not until they are going through TSA security.I really wish people would actually read the articles that they link and put out as gospel before they start throwing folks under the bus! The NRA said that any one on the terrorist watch list that tries to buy a gun deserves to be investigated and have the sale delayed. How is that folding? I swear that some people need to have drama in their lives just to have some thing to complain about!