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THIS IS WHY WE NEED NO LINKAGE BETWEEN GUNS AND NO-FLY LIST

AOL news reports that a six year old child was placed on the anti-terror no fly list.  While it did not interfere with the immediate flying plans of this Ohio family, it was inconvenient.  It might have been worse.  The article admits that the no-fly list is classified and how you get on it is also classified:

Federal authorities have acknowledged that such a no-fly list exists, but as a matter of national security, they won’t comment on whose names are on it nor why. “The watch lists are an important layer of security to prevent individuals with known or suspected ties to terrorism from flying,” an unnamed spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration told Fox News.

This reminds me of Harold Meyerson’s recent critical article in the Washington Post after the California primary that suggested that Carly Florina was unelectable in California for, inter alta, not supporting taking Second Amendment rights away from people just because they are on the no-fly list:

During one debate with her Republican opponents, Fiorina affirmed the right of suspected terrorists on no-fly lists to buy guns, presumably lest the gods of the National Rifle Association strike her dead on the spot.

Don’t misunderstand.  We need a no-fly list.  I believe it is essential for national security.  Furthermore, I suggest that much like the Fourth Amendment, the Second Amendment only applies to legal American residents, not foreigners.  However, an administrative list collected in secret should not be the basis without more to deprive otherwise law abiding American residents of the right to carry or possess a firearm.  That seems self-evident to me but I realize many gunphobic people disagree.  But it does not make Carly Florina unelectable. 

 

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood “Sandy” Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia’s first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

One Response to “THIS IS WHY WE NEED NO LINKAGE BETWEEN GUNS AND NO-FLY LIST”

  1. Igor Marxomarxovich says:

    Difference between USSR Communist media and USA “mainstream media”

    In Russia government make media say what they want – even if lie.

    In USA “mainstream media” try make government what they want – even if lie..

    …..eventually they become same thing?!

    Old Russian saying You can tell same lie 1000 time but not change truth!

    I Igor produce Obama Birth Certificate at http://www.igormarxo.org

    Compare Obama Care vs Igor Care at Obama Care vs Igor Care

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