Monday, December 7, 2015

Another False Narrative: Obama's 'No-Fly List' Gun Control Argument

Following the San Bernadino terrorist attack, Barack Obama trotted out another false narrative that had nothing to do with that massacre or any other shooting by saying this: [they] "can't get on planes, but those same people who we don't allow to fly could go into a store right now in the United States and buy a firearm and there's nothing that we can do to stop them...That's a law that needs to be changed."

OK, Republicans.  Make Obama happy and pass a law that says you can't buy a gun if you're on the "No-fly List".  It won't make one hill of beans difference to what happened in San Bernadino or any other mass shooting in this country.  Syed Farook, the legal owner of guns used in the San Bernadino attack. made two trips to Saudi Arabia.  He wasn't on the "No-Fly List".  None of the killers in any of the other mass shootings were on the "list" either.

Also understand, that the Federal No-Fly List is both problematic and riddled with errors.  For example, people who have names that are the same or similar to someone on that list will be erroneously denied the legal purchase of a weapon.  Then, there are known errors and it is nearly impossible to get off the "list" once you're on it.  One Stanford student spent 7 years in federal lawsuits trying because an FBI agent made a clerical error by checking off the wrong box!

So, leave it to this President to try to make an issue out of a list made up of 47,000 people (of which only 800 are Americans) as a means of stopping terrorist attacks instead of going after the source, which is: The radicalization taking place in too many Mosques  throughout the world.

A Special Note: After writing this, the Drudge Report linked a story that said at least 72 Homeland Security employees were on the "No-Fly List".  What about that, Mr. Obama? People that are supposed to be watching over our nation's security are on a terrorist watch list!  By the way; That fact was announced by a Democrat by the name of Congressman Stephen Lynch. Also, one has to wonder;  Did these people get on the "list" before they were hired or while working for Homeland Security?


Terrorist Watch List No Bar to Buying Guns:

8 ways you can end up on the no-fly list [rightly or wrongly]:

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