Monday, December 7, 2015

Making A List

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that people on the no-fly list should be able to buy guns because the list is meaningless.

“The majority of the people on the No-Fly list are often times people that just basically have the same name as somebody else, who doesn’t belong on the No-Fly list,” he said on CNN’s State of the Union. “Former Senator Ted Kennedy once said he was on a no-fly list. There are journalists on the No-Fly list.”

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“These are everyday Americans that have nothing to do with terrorism, they wind up on the No-Fly list, there’s no due process or any way to get your name removed from it in a timely fashion, and now they’re having their Second Amendment rights being impeded upon,” he said.

Well, here’s a thought: fix the list so that someone who doesn’t belong on it isn’t on it, and while you’re at it, ban people who should be on it from buying guns.  I doubt that the Second Amendment would suffer irreparable harm if we insist that there is a right not to be shot by someone who can’t get through a TSA screening.

The idea that someone as thick as Marco Rubio is considered presidential material by anyone is just plain scary.

One bark on “Making A List

  1. The default state of the switch should be “no, you can’t have a gun”. If you can prove you’re responsible, not insane, not a terrorist, fine you can have a gun.

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