After the December shooting in San Bernardino, CA, President Obama stated in his weekly radio address that it was “insane” to allow suspected terrorists on the country’s no-fly list to purchase guns. Shortly after, Senate Democrats introduced a measure that would have restricted anyone on the federal terrorism watch list, also known as the no-fly list, from being able to purchase firearms in the U.S. The measure did not pass after Senate Republicans voted down the measure.
No, it is unconstitutional to deny someone’s rights without due process
If you're going to keep me off planes, I better get a really good reason from you.
Yes, if the government considers you too dangerous to board a plane you should not be able to buy a gun
The Constitution is for our protection..not for the protection of suspected terrorists. If someone is on the "no fly" list... they need to prove themselves innocent/safe. I agree this sounds like it is against "innocent until proven guilty" but do we want innocent until you kill 200 people ?
The "no-fly list" and any hypothetical "no-purchase list" should be made separate entirely for the fact that the two may be independent of each other if only in an esoterically limited capacity. If there were a place in which the two could be decided together, then it would be worth having that. At the same time, there are many other classifications to sanction people as necessary that are worth consideration.
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