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  •  Terror watch list... (1+ / 0-)
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    Eric Nelson

    ...is secret,

    ...if you are on it, the reasons you are on it is secret

    How can we condition a constitutional right on not being on that list? That reminds me of some throwback to Hoover's FBI.

    Maybe those on the terror watch list bear a little more "watching" if they purchase an excessive number of firearms or ammunition (in spite of the fact that we don't see terrorists using firearms in terrorist attacks in the US -- such attacks just don't have enough potential to kill a lot of people or create much "terror"). If they need to be deprived of any of their Constitutional rights, get a court order and/or try and convict them.

    Of course, by banning firearm purchases by those on the list, one could at least figure out if they were on the list (assuming they were not felons or had some other disqualifying attribute which would otherwise get their purchase denied). I guess that might be a feature.

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