It appears that a law that is intended to prevent people who are on the no-fly list from buying guns is being opposed by the Republicans and the NRA. If one was to think about it, this law should be a no-brainer.
In general, people on the no-fly list are terrorists and suspected terrorists. These are people who seek to cause people harm. Why in the world would we even consider them as being “well-regulated” people who should have easy access to firearms.
This is not some theoretical problem…
While the bill remained a nonstarter, more than 2,000 suspects on the FBI’s Terrorist Watchlist bought weapons in the U.S. over the last 11 years, according to the federal Government Accountability Office.
The GAO reported that 91% of all suspected terrorists who tried to buy guns in America walked away with the weapon they wanted over the time period, with just 190 rejected despite their ominous histories.
In other words, the Republicans and NRA would rather allow terrorists buy guns in this country than to allow any kind of common sense restriction on guns. This begs the question what is the NRA trying to protect here? It certainly is not the second amendment.