On Terrorist Watch List, but Allowed to Buy Guns
WASHINGTON — People on the government’s terrorist watch list tried to buy guns nearly 1,000 times in the last five years, and federal authorities cleared the purchases 9 times out of 10 because they had no legal way to stop them, according to a new government report.
In one case, a person on the list was able to buy more than 50 pounds of explosives.
The new statistics, compiled in a report from the Government Accountability Office that is scheduled for public release next week, draw attention to an odd divergence in federal law: people placed on the government’s terrorist watch list can be stopped from getting on a plane or getting a visa, but they cannot be stopped from buying a gun.
Gun purchases must be approved unless federal officials can find some other disqualification of the would-be buyer, like being a felon, an illegal immigrant or a drug addict.
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On Terrorist Watch List, but Allowed to Buy Guns
No responsible, LEGAL, gun owning American wants to see guns, ammunition or explosives fall into the hands of terrorists, or potential terrorist. The government’s terrorist watch list should be an indicator of persons needing to be watched because they are highly suspect of wanting to commit acts of terrorism. The government should do everything in it’s power to protect the American citizens from the dangers posed by these terrorists and potential terrorists. That’s the governments job. Right?
So you would think.
“This is a glaring omission, and it’s a security issue,” Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, the New Jersey Democrat who requested the study, said in an interview.
Mr. Lautenberg plans to introduce legislation on Monday that would give the attorney general the discretion to block gun sales to people on terror watch lists.
Wow, that’s simply awesome, Lautenberg has OUR best interest at heart and wants to help protect us by giving Eric Holder discretionary oversight on blocking gun sales to people on terror watch lists. This just keeps on getting better.
Terror watch LISTS? How many lists are there? Wouldn’t it be a lot more efficient to have just ONE terror watch list and place it on a shared data base so all federal agencies involved could have ready access to it and thus keep an even more watchful eye on potential terrorists?
The Democrats are masters of deception. This bill that Lautenberg is planning to introduce is nothing more than another ‘back door’ attack on American gun owners. It is just another tool being put in place by the federal government as they attempt to remove ALL guns from the hands of United States citizens.
Here’s what the deceitful Dems and anti-gun people won’t tell you, these ‘terrorist watch lists’ don’t just include a bunch of radical Islamic terrorists and their supporters! Folks just like you and me are on at least some of the governments watch lists. We are there simply because we blog, we speak out, we’re involved in the TEA Party protests, we’re veterans, we have military combat experience, we own guns and they know that some folks among us, even though we are American patriots through and through, are a danger to the U.S. government if it were to become the enemy itself.
Gun rights advocates said showing up on a terrorist watch list should not be grounds for being denied a gun.
That would be US folks, GUN RIGHTS ADVOCATES. The men and women of America that DARE to stand by their 2nd Amendment rights. Those that DARE to say that a FREE people are not be denied RIGHTS! Yes, WE, THE PEOPLE are on their terror watch lists, and no matter how many times, or how many different ways Janet Napolitano tries to ‘explain’ her words about Domestic Terrorists, she let the cat OUT of the bag. The true intent of the Obama regime has been shown.
Thomas Jefferson said, “When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny”.
Friends, apparently, our government must fear us, otherwise, why would they try to disarm us? But I have to ask, WHAT is our government afraid of?? What is it that they think we’re going to find that gives them reason to fear the armed American? Do they think that the majority of Americans are going to wake up one morning and suddenly realize that they have been sold off and floated down the river of SOCIALISM? Surely not.
I’d like to point you to a great piece I read just now, All Patriots Are Gun Owners But Not All Gun Owners Are Patriots by Karen De Coster, this article tears into the Obama anti-gun cabal, and ties in quite well with this story. We MUST be ever vigilant. In recent months the government has become the ENEMY of the American gun owner and the freedoms that ALL Americans have long taken for granted and enjoyed.
Barack Hussein Obama supposedly said, ‘My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you’ll join with me as we try to change it’. If Obama believe the USA is so great, WHY does he, the Dems, the anti-gun Libtards, PETA and the like all feel that they have to change us?
If I for one minute believed that this BS being put forth by Frank Lautenberg was being done to actually protect America from TERRORISTS, real terrorists, I wouldn’t hesitate to support it. But when WE, THE PEOPLE are considered to be the terrorists, perhaps it’s time for WE, THE PEOPLE to affect some long over due changes of our own!
If I’m going to wear the name, I’m going to play the game.