The No Fly Scheme Seems Attractive -- But It's Tyranny
They didn't get the memo?
The lamestream media told you:
During the first presidential debate, Trump, flustered and unprepared, almost said he thinks the secret-police no-fly list is a good way to deny gun rights. In typical unfortunate fashion, as the transcript here shows (his thoughts are disjointed, but you can sort of get his gist from his incomplete sentence fragments):
“First of all, I agree, and a lot of people even within my own party want to give certain rights to people on watch lists and no- fly lists. I agree with you,” Trump told Hillary*. “When a person is on a watch list or a no-fly list. I have the endorsement of the NRA, which I'm very proud of. These are very, very good people, and they're protecting the Second Amendment.” “But,” he continued, “I think we have to look very strongly at no-fly lists and watch lists. And when people are on there, even if they shouldn't be on there, we'll help them, we'll help them legally, we'll help them get off. But I tend to agree with that quite strongly.” (Agree with what exactly?)
He later tweets: "I will be meeting with the NRA, who has endorsed me, about not allowing people on the terrorist watch list, or the no fly list, to buy guns."
Moments later the NRA responds: Happy to meet @realdonaldtrump. Our position is no guns for terrorists-period. Due process & right to self-defense for law-abiding Americans
NRA's Chris Cox, same day:
“The NRA's position on this issue has not changed. The NRA believes that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms, period. Anyone on a terror watch list who tries to buy a gun should be thoroughly investigated by the FBI and the sale delayed while the investigation is ongoing. If an investigation uncovers evidence of terrorist activity or involvement, the government should be allowed to immediately go to court, block the sale, and arrest the terrorist.
At the same time, due process protections should be put in place that allow law-abiding Americans who are wrongly put on a watch list to be removed. That has been the position of Sen. John Cornyn (R.-Tex.) and a majority of the U.S. Senate. Sadly, President Obama and his allies would prefer to play politics with this issue.”
*In a lengthy anti-gun-rights monologue, Rodham-Clinton included this: "And we finally need to pass a prohibition on anyone who’s on the terrorist watch list from being able to buy a gun in our country. If you’re too dangerous to fly, you are too dangerous to buy a gun." The no-fly list is a small (70,000) sub-set of the terrorist watch list (about 1 million). "Buy a new gun" and "have lots of guns" are different, one without the other makes no sense, and journalists, predictably, never ask about such things.
When the bill gets drafted, typically, it bears little resemblance to public statements. The current bill is an uncontrolled grant of power to authorities to regulate transfer of firearms, under the rubric of a no-fly something or other:
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Forget what Rodham-Clinton said ("If you’re too dangerous to fly, you are too dangerous to buy a gun.") --
If you're too dangerous to fly, you're too dangerous to be out walking around free. Right?
Should some reporter somewhere have asked her about that? What's wrong with these people? (The reporters, we know what's wrong with jihadis who should not be out walking around.)
Don't Airport Checkpoint Scanners Work On These People?
You're not telling us checkpoints are just for show and don't work, are you?
If people are too dangerous to get on a plane to Cincinnati,
why can they go there by AmTrak, or Greyhound, or car, or on foot?
Who are these people? (It's a secret.)
Are they even charged with anything? (No.)
You mean the Constitution has been suspended for American citizens,
because they're named on a police list -- in secret? A secret-police list?
Can politicians do that -- and remain in office?
Doesn't that violate the oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution? (It does.)
Are Americans awake?
How can you run for office with that as a platform?
The entire tyrannical travesty is spelled out here:
No-fly no-buy is a subtle but seductive error of logic --
and violates everything America stands for. For example:
Q: If you can't buy a gun,
what about all the guns you already have?
Didn't the moderator think about that?
Rodham-Clinton is coming for your guns.