If it floats like a duck, it must be a witch

Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, not being content with taking away your second amendment rights for shouting at your spouse, now wants to take away those rights if you’re a suspect:

Last night, U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced legislation to prohibit terrorist suspects from purchasing firearms, mirroring an Administration plan released yesterday. The bill seeks to close the “terror gap” in federal gun law by giving the Attorney General the power to block gun sales to terror suspects. Under current federal gun law, there is no provision to deny suspected terrorists from purchasing a firearm.”It took years, but the Administration finally realized that letting terrorists buy guns is dangerous. This ‘terror gap’ in our gun laws has been open too long and I am going to shut it down,” said Sen. Lautenberg.

Under the federal Brady Act, a licensed firearms dealer must request a background check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) before an unlicensed individual may purchase a weapon. However, even if a NICS check reveals that the prospective purchaser is a known or suspected terrorist, nothing in current law prevents that person from purchasing a gun unless he or she meets one of the other disqualifying factors, including felony or domestic abuse convictions.

And here we go again. Who gets to decide? How long until the otherwise legal attempted purchase of a firearm places you on the suspect list?

Credit: Armed and Safe



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