Whose Timex is on the Terrorist Watch List?

I’m surprised this didn’t get more attention when it came out last week.

When people on the government’s terrorist watch list have tried to buy guns or explosives in recent years, the government has let them the vast majority of the time…..

From February 2004 to February 2009, 963 background checks using the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System “resulted in valid matches with terrorist watch list records; of these matches, approximately 90% were allowed to proceed because the checks revealed no prohibiting information,” the GAO report says.

[A]n official with the National Rifle Association…said problems with the terror watch list made a broad prohibition likely to violate the rights of law-abiding citizens.  “The integrity of the terror watch list is poor, as it mistakenly contains the names of many men and women, including some high-profile Americans, who have not violated the law,” said a statement by Chris W. Cox, the NRA chief lobbyist.  — CNN.com

I try to get my brain around this, but I can’t.  Deny these suspected terrorists access to airports but usher them right into GunsMart?   They’re too dangerous to sit in coach, but okay to buy assault weapons and explosives?

Terrorist_Watch_List_Graph_GAOOr maybe there’s no real danger because, as the NRA assures us that the Bush-era terrorist watch list is riddled with inaccuracies.  Nice to see the NRA, the ACLU, and the ‘Crat’s moonbat wing align like a summer sky constellation, yes?

I guess there’s logic here somewhere.  After all, they’re only suspected terrorists.  If they can buy explosives and weapons and actually use them to commit a terrorist act, then that list proves its value!   So Monkey Boy was right!

Besides, even if a real live terrorist buys a weapon, he still can’t take on an airplane.  Hell, he can’t even get inside an airport, unless, of course, he shoots his way in.

It all boils down to our basic god given rights as Americans to own as many guns and explosives as we damn well want to   Don’t hand me any liberal crap about hunting or protecting the home, either.  It’s just about ownership, see, and even innocent terrorists have that right.  The NRA’s got their back, too.

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11 Responses to Whose Timex is on the Terrorist Watch List?

  1. What is the point of a terrorist watch list if they are not being arrested?

  2. Frank of Oregon says:

    Michael: What would these 800,000 people be charged with after arrest? “Suspicion?” Where would they be incarcerated? Are there plans to open detention camps someplace?

  3. Ray Ed Gneck says:

    What the NRA worries about isn’t the protection of terrorists or people on that list (which just about everybody seems to agree is a very poor and inaccurate compilation of names).

    They’re worried that liberals will seize on an occasion like this to start taking our guns away. It’s a slippery slope concern.

  4. Charlton Heston's Ghost says:

    if you outlaws guns only terrorists would own guns … somehow that doesn’t sound as Right as it should …

  5. Fidel Castro's Ghost says:

    “Armas Pa’ que?!?!”

    Slogan during my glorious revolution to the island paradise we have today! … “Arms? What for?” … Silly folks turned them all in … LOL!

  6. Joe Balls says:

    Ray Ed: Don’t be a dupe. The NRA doesn’t worry about anything or anybody. Its sole concern is the financial health of the munitions industry. Their mission — not the one written on the membership cards and promotional crap — is to labor tirelessly in the service of profits, and they couldn’t care less where the money comes from. The nonsense with the 2nd amendment, the rights of gun owners, American culture, etc., is just hooey to get people to spend their money. Yes, and terrorists’ money is just as green and bankable as a red white and blue baby’s.

  7. Private Partz says:

    If terrorists aren’t allowed to own guns, how will they make a living? You can’t shoot up a museum or an abortion clinic with paperclips and spitballs, you know.

    Unemployment is bad enough in this country under our socialist government. Last thing we need is unemployed terrorists, too.

  8. Anna Conda says:

    “Or maybe there’s no real danger because, as the NRA assures us that the Bush-era terrorist watch list is riddled with inaccuracies.

    The NRA actually affirms that their favorite little president might have made a goofy-woofy? I’m deeply moved.

  9. What is the point of a terrorist watch list if nothing is to be done with the people whose names are on the list.

  10. Ted End says:

    Oh I get it. Terrorist watch list. I thought it was about TV favorites.

  11. NicFitKid says:

    The gun is good! The penis is evil!

    (BTW, the NRA has already won. Now it’s just a question expanding the variety and lethality of available armaments. Backyard howitzers, anyone?)

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