Some states intend to “explore” ways to block those on terror watch lists from buying guns. Already, according to this story, the state of New Jersey blocks people on the list from purchasing guns, something which would seem to be unconstitutional. Consider the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Owning a gun is a Constitutional right, not just a privilege, like driving a car. In addition, the Constitution requires “due process”, which is not something that occurs when someone is added to terror watch lists by anonymous bureaucrats.
Posted in Black Lives Matter, Constitutional Rights, Government Policies, gun control, Ideology, Islamic Terrorism, National Policy, Open Threads, surveillance, Terrorism
Tagged beheadings, Bill of Rights, California, due process, First Amendment, gun control, Kelli Ann Burriesci, NCIC, no-fly list, Saudi Arabia, Second Amendment, Terrorism, terrorism watch lists, Trey Gowdy
The brewmeister of Hillary Clinton’s “home brew server” is fixin’ to take the Fifth (Amendment, not fifth of whiskey, although a little shot might serve his nerves well right about now).
Posted in Benghazi, Corruption, Elections, Hillary Clinton, Investigations, Open Threads
Tagged Benghazi, Bryan Pagliano, Federal Records Act, Fifth Amendment, FOIA, Hillary Clinton, homebrew server, Mark MacDougall, open thread, Trey Gowdy
Do you notice how the stories and the outrages are coming fast and furious? Well, that’s the plan, isn’t it? To overwhelm us and wear us all down. In the ensuing confusion, many stories go unnoticed and unremarked upon. We can’t have that! So let’s look at some other stories that have been in the news lately.
Posted in Benghazi, Corruption, Foreign Policy, Government Policies, Ideology, Immigration, Investigations, National Policy, News Links and Misc. Short Subjects, Open Threads, Pending Legislation & Lawsuits, Racism, Scandals, Terrorism
Tagged Adam Silver, Ahmed Abu Kattala, Al Shabaab, Al-Qaeda, Alinsky, Benghazi, Bobby Samini, David Petraeus, David Stern, Donald Sterling, Dr. Dre, Ed Markey, Gadhafi, gun rights, Hillary Clinton, International Human Rights Defense Act, Kenya, Kenyatta, Khalifa Hifter, KKR Global Institute, LA Clippers, LGBT, Mpeketoni, open thread, Oprah, S. 2472, Saleh Marghani, Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Peoples, Tea Party, Trey Gowdy, U.S. Patent Office, Washington Redskins