Right now, Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democrat party are using the most deadly Islamic terrorist attack since 9/11 to call for potentially millions of American citizens to be stripped of their right to bear arms without ever having been accused of a crime.
I saw a movie about that once, where the government had a Department of Precrime, and you could wake up one morning with a government agent’s gun in your face because someone thought a computer could make sense of flashes from the brains of a trio of mentally-challenged weirdos floating in a pool of their own pee.
Sadly, Donald Trump seems to be on board with the Democrats in thinking taking someone’s rights before they’ve committed any crimes is a bad idea.
I will be meeting with the NRA, who has endorsed me, about not allowing people on the terrorist watch list, or the no fly list, to buy guns.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2016
It apparently became the responsibility of the NRA to set Trump straight.
We are happy to meet with Donald Trump. The NRA’s position on this issue has not changed. The NRA believes that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms, period. Anyone on a terror watchlist who tries to buy a gun should be thoroughly investigated by the FBI and the sale delayed while the investigation is ongoing. If an investigation uncovers evidence of terrorist activity or involvement, the government should be allowed to immediately go to court, block the sale, and arrest the terrorist. At the same time, due process protections should be put in place that allow law-abiding Americans who are wrongly put on a watchlist to be removed. That has been the position of Sen. John Cornyn (R.-Tex.) and a majority of the U.S. Senate. Sadly, President Obama and his allies would prefer to play politics with this issue.
Trump’s cluelessness on watch lists is disappointing, but he’s running as an “outside the beltway” candidate, and he clearly isn’t up to speed on a lot of domestic and foreign issues.
Hillary Clinton and her Democrat allies, however, have no such excuses. What both Hillary and the Democrats already know is that FBI is currently notified every time someone on a watch list attempts to purchase a firearm, and they already have the option to allow the individual to either allow the sale to proceed, deny the sale outright, or put it on a three-day delay. Let me make that perfectly clear again: it is up to the FBI’s discretion to decide how to proceed, and if they have an active investigation, they often don’t want to tip off a real terrorism suspect that he’s on a watch list by triggering a stopped sale.
The Democrats are intentionally risking national security in order to deny gun rights for tens of thousands of citizens who have inadvertently placed on watch lists, but who aren’t actually terrorism suspects.
Hillary and her Democrat allies have coldly calculated that they can use the anger and fear from this Islamic terrorist attack—committed by a long-time registered Democrat voter—to scare people into giving up their Fourth Amendment rights to due process, as well as the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
At least Hillary is now being honest: she’s not running against 2nd Amendment.
Her platform is running against the entire Bill of Rights.