Closing The Loophole Allowing Terrorists To Buy Guns

BY Herschel Smith
4 years, 2 months ago

Chuck Schumer wants to do just that.  It sounds oh so reasonable, right?

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for passage of legislation prohibiting individuals on the U.S. terrorist watch list from buying guns.

The New York Democrat noted the arrests this week of three Brooklyn men on charges they conspired to join ISIS in Syria or carry out attacks at home. If they were on the terrorist watch list, the bill Schumer’s backing would have prohibited them from buying firearms or explosives.

The watch list prevents individuals from flying on airplanes into and out of the country.

The federal database used to check gun buyers currently prohibits convicted felons and people with certain mental illnesses from buying guns.

“There is a major loophole in the federal law that would make your jaw drop,” Schumer told WCBS 880. Astoundingly, under current law, known or suspected terrorists on terrorist watch lists or no-fly lists can legally purchase weapons and explosives anywhere in the United States.

“We’re announcing a bipartisan drive to close that giant and dangerous loophole.”

Schumer said information from the Government Accountability Office shows individuals on the terrorist watch list cleared background checks 455 times in 486 attempted gun buys in 2013 and 2014.

Well, the prohibition against people with “mental illness” from purchasing guns is pure bigotry as I have pointed out before.  They don’t have a propensity to crime any more than anyone else does.  As for the issue of “terrorists” trying to purchase guns, I’m not too worried about that as long as I have them too.  But more to the point, tell us who those terrorists are, Chuck?  Give us names.  Would they potentially be Americans who the FBI is watching because they believe in certain things?

So let’s run down the kinds of things that worry the federal government, shall we?

1. Those that talk about “individual liberties”
2. Those that advocate for states’ rights
3. Those that want “to make the world a better place”
4. “The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule”
5. Those that are interested in “defeating the Communists”
6. Those that believe “that the interests of one’s own nation are separate from the interests of other nations or the common interest of all nations”
7. Anyone that holds a “political ideology that considers the state to be unnecessary, harmful,or undesirable”
8. Anyone that possesses an “intolerance toward other religions”
9. Those that “take action to fight against the exploitation of the environment and/or animals”
10. “Anti-Gay”
11. “Anti-Immigrant”
12. “Anti-Muslim”
13. “The Patriot Movement”
14. “Opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians”
15. Members of the Family Research Council
16. Members of the American Family Association
17. Those that believe that Mexico, Canada and the United States “are secretly planning to merge into a European Union-like entity that will be known as the ‘North American Union’”
18. Members of the American Border Patrol/American Patrol
19. Members of the Federation for American Immigration Reform
20. Members of the Tennessee Freedom Coalition
21. Members of the Christian Action Network
22. Anyone that is “opposed to the New World Order”
23. Anyone that is engaged in “conspiracy theorizing”
24. Anyone that is opposed to Agenda 21
25. Anyone that is concerned about FEMA camps
26. Anyone that “fears impending gun control or weapons confiscations”
27. The militia movement
28. The sovereign citizen movement
29. Those that “don’t think they should have to pay taxes”
30. Anyone that “complains about bias”
31. Anyone that “believes in government conspiracies to the point of paranoia”
32. Anyone that “is frustrated with mainstream ideologies”
33. Anyone that “visits extremist websites/blogs”
34. Anyone that “establishes website/blog to display extremist views”
35. Anyone that “attends rallies for extremist causes”
36. Anyone that “exhibits extreme religious intolerance”
37. Anyone that “is personally connected with a grievance”
38. Anyone that “suddenly acquires weapons”
39. Anyone that “organizes protests inspired by extremist ideology”
40. “Militia or unorganized militia”
41. “General right-wing extremist”
42. Citizens that have “bumper stickers” that are patriotic or anti-U.N.
43. Those that refer to an “Army of God”
44. Those that are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”
45. Those that are “anti-global”
46. Those that are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”
47. Those that are “reverent of individual liberty”
48. Those that “believe in conspiracy theories”
49. Those that have “a belief that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack”
50. Those that possess “a belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism”
51. Those that would “impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)”
52. Those that would “insert religion into the political sphere”
53. Anyone that would “seek to politicize religion”
54. Those that have “supported political movements for autonomy”
55. Anyone that is “anti-abortion”
56. Anyone that is “anti-Catholic”
57. Anyone that is “anti-nuclear”
58. “Rightwing extremists”
59. “Returning veterans”
60. Those concerned about “illegal immigration”
61. Those that “believe in the right to bear arms”
62. Anyone that is engaged in “ammunition stockpiling”
63. Anyone that exhibits “fear of Communist regimes”
64. “Anti-abortion activists”
65. Those that are against illegal immigration
66. Those that talk about “the New World Order” in a “derogatory” manner
67. Those that have a negative view of the United Nations
68. Those that are opposed “to the collection of federal income taxes”
69. Those that supported former presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr
70. Those that display the Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”)
71. Those that believe in “end times” prophecies
72. Evangelical Christians

Well, let’s see.  I’m a Christian who believes abortion is murder, who supports secession, who has a negative view of the U.N., who stockpiles ammunition (as his budget allows), who believes in the right to bear arms, who is deeply concerned about immigration (and not just illegal immigration), who believes in the militia, who opposes the “new world order,” who believes that Islam is a fairy tale concocted by an evil pedophile for the purpose of keeping his roving band of murderers and thugs together, who believes that the American way of life is under attack and has been for a very long time … shall I continue?

You see, you are a potential terrorist, and Chuck wants to add you to the list of prohibited persons who cannot purchase firearms, coupled with universal background checks so you can’t do a person to person transfer.  Do you understand?

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  1. On March 4, 2015 at 10:50 am, Ned Weatherby said:

    Before 9/11/2001 the government was busy spying on domestic Americans. Then, and act of terrorism occurred in NYC. They were supposedly caught with their pants down by a bunch of Saudis who were in the country illegally. Big Surprise!

    After 911, our government redoubled their efforts to spy on the American public. The legislature, with the helping hand of GWB (or vice versa) shoved the ironically named “Patriot Act” up our backsides.

    We learned a day or so ago that our esteemed “intelligence agencies” “didn’t know” that Iran and Iraq fighters are battling as a team against ISIS.

    There are still many “conservatives” who support everything police and government does to “save us” from so-called terrorists – including, but not limited to – the use of torture to gain intelligence, banning green-tipped bullets, preventing for three months the disclosure of the identity of police whom either kill or use excessive force against a “suspect,” implement “show us your papers” safety checkpoints, stop and arresting someone for lawful open carry, etc.

    On one website, in which an article was posted claiming that Christians can biblically endorse torture, I stated that once an administrative policy of torture was implemented, torture could be used against one’s wife and daughter. Of course I was flamed. Now, Herschel just posted a list of potential terrorists that likely includes many of the same people who have hurled ad hominem assaults at me and others for choosing liberty over safety, and pointing out problems with, and unintended consequences of, government overreach.

    I guess that many who didn’t know before now know exactly whom our
    government wolves believe is the enemy. How does it feel, folks, to be
    labelled a potential terrorist? Are things starting to now make more sense?

  2. On March 4, 2015 at 11:31 am, FedUpWithWelfareStates said:

    It is all about controlling the narrative & reversing “Right into Wrong” & “Night into Day.” Illegal Aliens will become “Refugees” & their plight will become a “Humanitarian Disaster,” requiring Federal $$$ to be spent on this new class of potential democratic voter, as these Illegal Aliens, who refuse to assimilate, will create their own countries within our country. Obama will continue to flood our shores with “Syrian Muslims,” again as refugees, who automatically get every public entitlement we have. Once the Muslim population is at the 10% level, then the already infiltrated MB agent provocateurs will act in demanding that all Muslims be allowed to set up their own sharia form of government https://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/muslim-behavior-with-population-increase/. In the meantime, as evidenced at the most recent Muslim-in-Chief Pow Wow, Conservatives, Evangelicals, Veterans, Constitutionalist, & all other Freedom loving Americans will continue to be vilified by the Left in a complete opposite of reality, more in line with some Bizzaro World…and the joke is on us, the American tax payer, as we are footing the bill for it all to happen.

  3. On March 4, 2015 at 11:43 am, Pat Hines said:

    I knew what Chuck Schumer is when I saw that video clip of him railing against the Branch Davidians after the US government massacred 83 of them in 1993, 24 of whom were children under the age of 14.

    I’ve considered him a waste of oxygen and skin since that day.

  4. On March 4, 2015 at 2:50 pm, Chuck said:

    The key reason they want to use the terrorism watch list is to get rid of all those pesky due process rights that slow the rate undesirables can be added to the prohibited persons database

  5. On March 5, 2015 at 5:28 pm, DinaRehn said:

    It should be plainly obvious that the Democratic National Communist party would like to prohibit anyone they deem to be their opposition to exercise their Civil rights.

  6. On March 5, 2015 at 9:10 pm, Ned Weatherby said:

    Along with help from RINO quislings, who brought us the Patriot Act.

  7. On March 6, 2015 at 3:38 pm, Barry Hirsh said:

    No matter what the intentions (and whether they are ‘honorable’ is kinda murky), there is this insurmountable barrier called “substantive due process of law” that generates the Doctrine of Prior Restraint, both of which stand firmly in the path of this unconstitutional nonsense.

  8. On March 7, 2015 at 3:11 pm, ramrodd said:

    Due Process that Schumer hates

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