The Washington Times: “Attorney General Loretta Lynch overruled FBI Director James B. Comey on Thursday, saying the Obama administration does support a ban on firearms sales to those on terrorist watch lists.
Mr. Comey last year had told Congress that the ban could end up alerting suspected terrorists that they are being investigated, and that could “blow” the cases his agents are trying to build.
But his superiors at the Justice Department rejected that, issuing a statement Thursday saying they want to see Congress approve the “no-fly, no-buy” plan Democrats are pursuing.”
Opinion: The no-fly list is the dream argument of the progressive left as justification for denying a US citizen the right to exercise his/her Second Amendment rights,
It all sounds so logical on the surface: If someone is not allowed to board a commercial aircraft why would we allow them to purchase a gun?
But wait just a second, Virginia, there are a few things you should know about the list:
It’s probably America’s most controversial list. You can be put on it without your knowledge, and getting off it is extremely difficult.
There are 800 Americans on the list and most don’t know they are on it. In fact, the government sends no official notification to those on the list; many times, people don’t find out until they’re denied boarding at the airport.
There are 8 ways to get on the no-fly list:
- Being suspected of direct terrorist activity
- Travel to wrong country
- Something you said
- Have a similar name to someone on the no-fly list
- Not becoming an informant
- Clerical error
- Law enforcement issues
- Controversial tweets?
And by the way, Omar Mateen was not on the no-fly list.
(more information on the list here)