The Obama Administration and liberals think they have a super-keen way of combating terrorism that everyone can agree with.
During his prime-time speech to the nation, Barack Obama urged Congress to ensure “no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun.”
It’s a direct response to the San Bernardino terrorist attack and what he things should happen moving forward. There’s just one problem: Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were not on any “list” at all.
Here’s what Obama said Sunday night:
Here at home we have to work together to address the challenge. There are several steps that Congress should take right away. To begin with, Congress should act to make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun. What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terrorist suspect to buy a semiautomatic weapon? This is a matter of national security.
It is, huh?
CNN is reporting the husband-and-wife terrorist team weren’t a part of any potential terrorist “list” that the government had at all. There were no flags or warning signs at all – at least that the Obama Administration was aware of.
Of course, this means that background checks would come back completely clean – even if they included a check of the “no-fly” list. And adding the “no-fly” list to the “banned” gun purchases checks would certainly restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
Do you remember all the news reports about the mistakes in the no-fly list? Duplicated names, errors, bad information? The media and the left caterwaul every time someone is kept from getting on a plane because there’s a mistake in the no-fly list. It was even declared unconstitutional last year by a federal judge.
Now they have no problem at all restrict gun rights based on the same error-prone list.
In every way possible, this idea is a failure. It wouldn’t have stopped the San Bernardino terrorist attacks and is so rife with problems – and constitutional issues – it’s meaningless anyway.