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Trump, GOP lawmakers open door to restricting gun buys for those on watch list
Fox News ^ | 6/15/16

Posted on 06/15/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

A congressional push to ban or restrict gun sales for those on terror watch lists gained bipartisan momentum Wednesday, with everyone from key Republican lawmakers to Donald Trump to the National Rifle Association opening the door to discussing the idea.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee indicated interest in the push in a tweet Wednesday morning announcing a meeting with the NRA.

....The NRA, for its part, has walked a fine line on such proposals. On Tuesday, it tweeted that bans for people on watch lists are "ineffective, unconstitutional, or both."

Chris Cox, director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, clarified Wednesday that the NRA "believes that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms, period."

He said those on a watch list who try to buy a gun "should be thoroughly investigated by the FBI and the sale delayed while the investigation is ongoing." If there's evidence of terrorist activity, he said, the sale should be blocked and the suspect arrested. But he added, "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."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dueprocess; guns; kneejerk; muslims; terrorism
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Omar Mateen, the Homosexual Asian Democrat Muslim was cleared by the FBI!
1 posted on 06/15/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
TWICE
2 posted on 06/15/2016 12:48:34 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper ((Just say no to HRC))
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To: SoFloFreeper

I don’t recall DT definitively saying he wants a ban for those on No Fly list. My impression of the meeting is he’s getting info. Maybe he used that wording to troll the media like he always does...


3 posted on 06/15/2016 12:49:43 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012 (q15.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If the Commiecrats get elected, soon 300 million citizens will be on the watch list.


4 posted on 06/15/2016 12:50:52 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: SoFloFreeper

I always get a 3 day hold on NICS but apparently terrorists get approved right away.


5 posted on 06/15/2016 12:51:06 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: SoFloFreeper

And that’s my problem with the NRA. Most of the gun control laws on the books were passed with their blessing.


6 posted on 06/15/2016 12:52:14 PM PDT by GMMC0987
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To: SoFloFreeper

What? Omar Mateen was on none of those lists. Omar Mateen was full on sharia. How about banning Sharia?


7 posted on 06/15/2016 12:52:43 PM PDT by ColdOne (poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 HillaryForPrison2016)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Be a lot better to just ban the muslims from America.They’re totally incompatible with the Constitution.


8 posted on 06/15/2016 12:56:01 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/06/no_author/confirmed-fbi-introduced-florida-shooter-informants/

Shades of Elohim City, and OKC.

Paging Professor Raoul X.


9 posted on 06/15/2016 12:56:27 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Every American, except the Muslims, are on their stupid “watch list.”

Throw those GOP bums out and put in non-politically correct lovers of freedom and America.


10 posted on 06/15/2016 12:56:35 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Democrat Muslim was cleared by the FBI! “

If they are that incompetent, can you imagine what’s going on in the Hilarity investigation?


11 posted on 06/15/2016 12:56:57 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Radical Gay - A feminazi with a penis.)
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To: GMMC0987
NRA. Most of the gun control laws on the books were passed with their blessing.

Yep, and just when I thought they grew a pair.

Once again, the 2nd is a privilege subject to gov approval.

12 posted on 06/15/2016 12:59:08 PM PDT by sailor76 (GO TRUMP!!! Make America Great Again!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Get ‘em while you can.

We do not know how one gets on the watch list, nor do we know if it is possible to get off the watch list, nor do we now who is on the watch list.

With this administration, it’s probably people who show too much reverence for the Constitution, patriotism for America and other things they find abhorent.


13 posted on 06/15/2016 12:59:50 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: CMailBag

Undoubtedly close to the plan.


14 posted on 06/15/2016 1:01:09 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Government employees and welfare recipients are both net tax consumers. Often for life.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hillary will probably subpoena your records to put us all on her watch list.


15 posted on 06/15/2016 1:01:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

So you are an NRA member eh? We are watching you.


16 posted on 06/15/2016 1:03:41 PM PDT by Chuckster ("Them Rag Heads just ain't rational" Curly Bartley 1973)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Apparently, mere suspicion is sufficient to deny citizens their civil and due process rights—Am I right, Mr. Trump?


17 posted on 06/15/2016 1:03:52 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician/Journalist. Some assembly required.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Our forefathers knew that, I’m pretty sure they would be aghast that we have let so many into the country.

John Quincy Adams on Islam

In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust, by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST: TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE.

Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. That war is yet flagrant; nor can it cease but by the extinction of that imposture, which has been permitted by Providence to prolong the degeneracy of man. While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men. The hand of Ishmael will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him. It is, indeed, amongst the mysterious dealings of God, that this delusion should have been suffered for so many ages, and during so many generations of human kind, to prevail over the doctrines of the meek and peaceful and benevolent Jesus (Blunt, 1830, 29:269, capitals in orig.)


18 posted on 06/15/2016 1:04:44 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: SoFloFreeper

"...Restricting gun buys for those on watchlist..."


This would essentially become a registration and confiscation technique.

They gather all the Form 4473 and view all who have purchased an AR-15 or similar firearm in the past forty years.
Place all those people onto a "watchlist" so they lose the ability to fly and are further stigmatized by being on a "watchlist" for having done nothing except exercise American freedoms.

Now they just kick-back and relax while decent law-abiding Americans have to explain to their families and employers why they cannot fly.
Employers will start terminating personnel who can no longer fly to see clients or attend internal meetings.

Husbands, wives, boyfriends, and girlfriends will begin quarreling due to being unable to fly due to "your dumb guns complicating our lives" and similar.
Generous financial awards will be offered to people who identify family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors who might otherwise possess guns not on the master list.

If there is anything Big Government enjoys, it is manufactured chaos pitting Americans against each other so they can put their jackboots on everyone's neck.


19 posted on 06/15/2016 1:06:01 PM PDT by Blue Jays
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1. Who decides to put someone on the watch list?

2. What standard of proof is required?

3. How does the individual get notified?

4. How does he appeal the determination?

5. Who pays for his legal representation?

In reality, the “watch list” needs to be run through the court system, with all its checks and limitations on governmental power. AND that includes the right to counsel.

The same must apply to any “mental illness” determination.

1. Who decides what is “mental illness?”

2. What standard of proof is required?

Etc.

I think this latter one is even more dangerous than the watch list. A Leftist shrink could decide that all conservatives are mentally ill, or that wanting to own a gun or being a Christian is sufficient evidence of mental illness. I trust them all about as far as I can throw them.


20 posted on 06/15/2016 1:06:30 PM PDT by afsnco
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