Terror watch list takes center stage among gun-control proposals


tlistMcClatchy Report: The watch list, formally called the Terrorist Screening Database, combines several sources, and it’s much bigger than the formal no-fly list.

About 1.1 million names, representing about 400,000 individuals, were included on what’s formally called the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment as of December 2013, according to the National Counterterrorism Center. About 25,000 were U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

In a statement, Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action also called for revising the way the watch-list system works. “At the same time, due process protections should be put in place that allow law-abiding Americans who are wrongly put on a watch list to be removed,” the statement said.

This TIDE database encompasses those suspected of involvement in international terrorism.”

Opinion: That means there are 25,000 suspected terrorists in the United States that we know of. Instead of taking our guns the Federal Government should be distributing free ammunition.


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