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CHEYENNE — A new bill would bar anyone on federal terrorism watch lists from buying guns in Wyoming.
“We need to do something about people who are going to attack us getting weapons to do it,” said co-sponsor Sen. James Anderson, R-Casper.
Anderson said he heard a presentation on the issue at a legislative committee meeting last year and asked for a bill to be drafted.
Seventy-one percent of Americans believe that banning gun sales to people on the federal no-fly watch list would be at least somewhat effective at preventing terrorism, according to a June poll by Gallup.
Senate File 75 would add people on the FBI’s Terror Screening Database — which includes the “no-fly list” — to the list of people who are not eligible to possess guns in Wyoming.
Democrats in the U.S. Senate have unsuccessfully pushed several times to pass federal legislation barring people on the terror watch list from purchasing firearms. The efforts, which were repeatedly defeated, were intended to pressure Republican senators who oppose any form of gun control.
But if the measure placed conservatives in a difficult political position, it included a further wrinkle.
Because there is little judicial oversight of the various terror watch lists included in the FBI database, several liberal and civil liberties groups — who are already often opposed to the lists — were concerned about taking away the constitutional right to bear arms from American citizens without due process.
“I don’t happen to believe that the military and the police state would make those many mistakes,” Anderson said of who ends up on the terror watch list.
So somebody in Wyoming should ask Anderson why there are “terrorists” here to begin with? What kind of open border policy does he support that lends itself to having terrorists come into America unimpeded?
And that could lead to the next point, which is that the “watch list” is comprised no only of cross border terrorists who should be deported but haven’t been under the Obama administration, but America patriots as well who happen to believe that the second amendment is the final remedy against a tyrannical state. Or in other words, peaceable American citizens who haven’t been tried in any court or found guilty of any crime whatsoever.
He should be forced to admit that in front of people, and then to admit that he is a gun controlling communist. Do I have good readers in Wyoming who can press this issue with Anderson? It looks like y’all have your fair share of trash to take out just like the rest of us do.