Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Jeff Flake’s ‘No Fly, No Buy’ Is A Stupid Anti-Constitutional Idea

Senators should name their bill: 'Take the guns first, go through due process second.'
This is what a real attack on American values looks like.
One day Sen. Jeff Flake is warning America about rising Stalinism and the next he’s supporting a bill that strips the rights of citizens who’ve been arbitrarily placed on secret government lists without any probable cause or due process. Make no mistake, that’s exactly what the legislation a group of senators plan to re-introduce this week does.
“Terrorists,” explains Flake, “shouldn’t have access to guns, and this legislation has the teeth to make sure they don’t.”
Hey, forget the guns! Why aren’t Flake and the Democrats introducing legislation to immediately detain all these “terrorists?” If the watch lists are enough to convict a man, then it’s safe to assume that there are over a million violent extremists walking our streets with impunity. Because surely — surely — Flake, sainted martyr of real conservatism, a man who took an oath to “support and defend the Constitution,” isn’t arguing that we should circumvent the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments for those placed on extrajudicial lists by bureaucrats? Surely he’s not arguing that simply being suspected of potentially engaging in criminal activity is now enough to preemptively deprive people of their rights? That would be downright authoritarian.
Read the rest from David Harsanyi HERE at The Federalist.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's nothing wrong with a waiting period to buy guns for people on the no-fly list. It's very reasonable, and does not curtail 2nd amendment rights.

Most of us realize there needs to be a happy medium between the rights of society to be protected from dangerous people, and the right to own guns.