Let's talk for a bit about the so-called "narrow" and "common sense" compromise being put forward by Democrats -- and a few Republicans, notably Susan Collins (R-ME), to block people from buying guns if they're "on a terror watch list."
Well, it's not.
And the reason it's not has nothing to do with letting
Rather, we blew it
Now it happens to be
Today politicians on both sides of the aisle -- including Obama -- like to claim that this is not "who we are." Did they forget Carter?
It sure sounds like it.
The problem with "Secret Lists" is that there is no way to know if you're on one up front and, if you discover you are (while trying to board a plane or buy a gun, for example)
The government claims that disclosing this information means that their investigations may be "thwarted." And? The issue isn't that they have a list of people they're watching -- that's called
If the government wishes to conduct investigations before getting warrants, that's part of police work.
Those who argue otherwise are IMHO not Americans and to the extent they're in positions of political power they are not only not American
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