WEB Notes: The problem with lists is they can be abused nor are they Constitutional themselves. Remember the political lists obama created several years back?
Do not allow walls and barriers to be placed in front of you. We are presented with the idea of a list, sounds reasonable. If one cannot board a plane they cannot buy a gun… Stop. Why is there a no fly list to begin with? Either the person on the list has committed a crime and should be prosecuted for that crime or they are not. You cannot be a half criminal, either you are or you are not.
Islamic terrorists seem to be well aware of this loophole, and some have urged their followers in America to take advantage of our lax gun laws. In a 2011 video, a spokesman for Al Qaeda noted the easy availability of weapons in the United States and asked sympathizers, “So what are you waiting for?”
Since the Sept. 11 attacks, the government has kept suspected terrorists from boarding airplanes by placing them on no-fly lists. Isn’t it time we also had no-buy lists? In a speech on Monday, Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, seemed to support this idea, saying, “If you’re too dangerous to get on a plane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun in America.”
Although endorsed by both the Obama and George W. Bush administrations, the creation of something like a no-buy list has been vigorously opposed by the National Rifle Association. The gun lobby objects that the administrations’ proposals would give the attorney general too much discretion over who is put on such a list. No one should be deprived of constitutional rights on the shaky ground that the attorney general merely suspects the person might be a terrorist.