WTF Those on terrorist watchlist free to buy firearms!!???

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  1. SomerSky

    SomerSky Obsessed with what I hate Banned User

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    Are you guys all okay with this?:eek:

    More than 2,000 people on Terror Watch List have freely purchased firearms in the U.S. since 2004

    People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list can walk into a gun store and legally buy pistols and powerful military-style rifles.

    More than 2,043 people supposedly under surveillance legally bought firearms between 2004 and 2014, according to a March analysis by the Government Accountability Office.

    The FBI is notified when someone from the watch list buys a firearm or explosive, and agents often use that information to step up surveillance on terror suspects.

    Under current federal law, however, association with a terrorist organization doesn't prohibit a person from possessing firearms or explosives.
    The FBI is notified when someone from the Terror Watch List buys a firearm or explosive. Under current federal law, however, association with a terrorist organization doesn't prohibit the sale from going ahead
    About 420,000 people are on the list administered by the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center, though only about 2 percent of those are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents legally able to buy guns.

    Sensing a political opening from last week's Paris attacks, Democrats are renewing calls for Congress to pass legislation aimed at preventing terrorists from buying guns.

    Similar bills — including a post-9/11 measure backed by the Justice Department under Republican President George W. Bush — have been stymied for years, thanks in large part to opposition from gun-rights groups and congressional Republicans.

    The new Democratic push, which is considered unlikely to succeed in the GOP-controlled Congress, is focused on legislation by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that would let the attorney general compile a list of known and suspected terrorists.

    Federally licensed gun dealers would be barred from selling firearms to them if government officials believed they might use the weapon for terrorism.
     
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    NiggalissCage Well-Known Member

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    Criminals don't buy guns legally from a gun shop, they don't fill out paperwork, they don't go through background checks.
     
  3. Jim J Jiblets

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    Simple backdoor gun control. Pretty common with Bungbung The Terrible in office. :coffee:

    Step 1: Float idea that gub created terrorists are going into a gun shop to purchase guns to scare people (PROBLEM).
    Step 2: Watch people demand gun control for potential terrorists (REACTION).
    Step 3: Big gub, who created the problem, now has the opportunity to put whomever they choose on a government list to restrict gun purchases (SOLUTION).
     
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    NRA wants them to buy guns, so you get nervous and buy more guns.
     
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    everything got good and bad in it
    not sure you can change that
     
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    I'm probably on that watch list.
     
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    I was under the impression that these watch lists are racist and an invasion of privacy.
     
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    I thought some people don't know they are on a watch list?
     
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    The NRA lobbied Congess to prevent them from prohibiting people on the no-fly list from buying guns.

    Thanks, Obama
     
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    Hey look I just made a GIF

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    The second will not be infringed. No background checks. What are you a gun grabber!?!
     
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    Oh my god, you are a nerd with that giant purple flashlight.... I can add sound but it won't matter in here... In the dawgshed, no one can hear you scream....
     
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    I don't give a rats ass if YOU have five hundred guns,, knock yourself out, I'm sure you will be comforted during the zombie apocalypse....I DO care if even the SLIGHTEST deterrent is in place to prevent ME being shot up outside a train or cafe in NYC.....I really don't see the harm in that.....!!??????
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    I wouldn't be surprised if I am on some sort of list. Between several firearms and large ammo purchases more than a few times a year and having traveled through Turkey with my Ukrainian wife to get to Ukraine for a visit with her family, I am sure I am red flagged, but a background check shows me as harmless.
    I have a carry permit etc issued by my local law enforcement, but that doesn't stop me from having to go through a bunch of paperwork and wait for a call to the dot gov to check me out.
     
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    He survived Naboo. He and his brother, Savage Opress, are characters on "Clone Wars" which is cannon.

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