There are some people from both sides of the gun-debating isle who are scratching their heads in confusion concerning Trump’s statement about wanting a sit down with the NRA. Trump said he wanted to talk to them about the “terrorist list” and what they can do about preventing those on it from buying guns. I wanted to tackle this, so we can explain some important issues going on here with that list, and why gun-rights groups, to this point, have been against some parts of it.
Listen, nobody wants terrorists to have guns. Or bomb making equipment, for that matter. I don’t want it, the NRA doesn’t want it, the GOA doesn’t want it, and I can’t think of any sane person who does want a known terrorist to have the ability to buy anything that can take life and further an ideological agenda. But, there’s a problem with how the list is set up, that has never truly been addressed before:
Once you get put on that “no fly list” there is no way of getting off of it. You may be thinking “great, what’s the problem with that?” Well, let’s say that you shared the same name with a home-grown terrorist who was put on that list. But, it didn’t stop there. Since you share the same name, you were also accidentally put on that list.
You don’t know it, so you go to the store to buy a new self-defense handgun—and get denied! You were wrongly put on that list and have no way of coming off of it. Is it rare? Yes, it is. But, does it happen? Yes, it does, and more often than you think.
This is one of the main reasons why gun-rights groups have been against such a law so far. You cannot prove that you are innocent, even if you are. That’s not America…Stuff like that only takes place in countries with an established dictatorship.
If we can get around this problem, I’m sure we’ll be able to move forward to disallow real terrorists from buying a gun, legally. Of course, there’s always the opportunity to buy illegal guns, and criminals know how to do that.
Sound Off Gun Carriers! What is your stance on the “no fly list?” Do you agree with the NRA? Should there be due process involved? Or, are we way out of balance? Do you think there is an underlying reason why we haven’t come to an agreement on this yet? Let us know in the comments below. Have you subscribed to Gun Carrier’s YouTube channel yet? DO IT!
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The list is part of the Great Leftist Conspiracy. Put all potential terrorists on the list and they won’t be able to buy guns. Except they will still be able to get guns. IT’s the same problem over and over. No guns for criminals and terrorists means they can have guns but law abiding people can’t have guns.
Obama will add all potential terrorists to the list. That includes all Vets, all conservatives, all Christians, and finally anyone that opposes his pint of view. Before they make a no gun list, there must be a method to get off the list.
Too many questions. Who chooses the persons? To whom is evidence presented? How to get off it in a timely fashion? How do you prove or disprove? If left to obammy everybody would be listed just so we would be prohibited from buying guns so he could take over without much resistance.
One should not have rights removed without due process. ALL infringements upon law abiding citizen’s UNALIENABLE RIGHT to keep and bear arms are UNCONSTITUTIONAL and ILLEGAL!
About the so called “terrorist list.” Heck! Ted Kennedy was on the no fly list once. So was Tom Sullivan, the radio talk show host. Tom’s problem was he had the same name as some guy in Ireland who was a known Irish terrorist. Both were able to get off the list, of course. There should be a way to get off that list if you get on it for some stupid reason. I don’t like the list as it stands. It should be revamped. Will that be done? Let’s not hold our breath!
The No Fly list is a joke. First, there is no standard of evidence for putting a citizen on that list, and second, no apparent way to get off it. I know a Secret clearance guy who was put on the list, and somehow managed to get off it, but for most of us it’s the end of air travel.
Meanwhile a high percentage of TSA is ex-cons, and nobody is watching the ground crews or baggage handlers. How do we know they aren’t going to take a bribe to slip one extra gym bag onto the plane after getting it past screening by bringing it in themselves? So we’re worrying about a citizen with a pocket knife or a legal concealed carry handgun – and doing squat to stop the bombs! Which is a more effective way to kill Americans – a bomb in cargo, or a knife wielding terrorist on a plane full of armed citizens? Duh.
“MAKIN’ A LIST…CHECKIN’ IT TWICE…[don’t count on it!]…GONNA’ FIND OUT WHO’S NAUGHTY OR NICE”…[maybe you…maybe me]………
As stated in the article the terrorist list is flawed. You may be on it and not know it. Then you cannot get off of it even though you were improperly put on the list. The bigger problem is the fact this is just a first step to gun registration lists which would eventually give the government a list where they could come and take all guns. Our second amendment protects us now but with all the liberal judges and Obama gun grabbing politicians we may someday lose our second amendment. Thank God for the NRA and all the supporters of the NRA. Without them fighting for us all the time we would already be servants to a King. As a true American once said Freedom is just one generation away from Extinction. (Ronald Reagan
No one should be on the list without due process. According to our English Common Law we innocent until proven guilty.
Any government action that is not subject to Due Process should be ignored and abolished as unconstitutional!!
Surely this does not require sophisticated legal analysis!
This is a no-brainer. Of course there should be due process. It’s what separates us from most of the rest of the world.
your heading of what to do if you find yourself on the list was not addressed. That is deceitful.