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?
Or 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.