Anti-Gunners Marooned On Terror Watch List Gun Ban

by
posted on December 18, 2015
anti-gunners-marooned-on-terror-watch-list-gun-bans.jpg

“If you’re too dangerous to board a plane, you’re too dangerous, by definition, to buy a gun.” – Barack Obama 

This is perhaps the most infuriatingly disingenuous tactic used by supporters of a measure to ban guns for individuals appearing on the FBI’s Terrorist Watch List: Their feigned ignorance that there is even an argument against theirs. It all seems so obvious if you listen to only them. Who wants to give guns to terrorists, anyway? 

We’ve already covered the issue in enough depth that we won’t recap the reasons why it is unacceptable to deprive citizens of a constitutionally protected right based on their presence on an FBI watch list. This isn’t something that only gun owners should oppose—and fortunately, quite a few liberals and leftists with no love for firearms are beginning to speak up about the injustice that the president and his congressional allies are attempting to perpetrate. 

It takes a certain amount of courage for these writers to take their heads out of the so-called “mainstream” media echo chamber and risk angering their political allies by speaking up. So consider this an honor roll of thoughtful—mostly anti-gun—liberals who are coming forward with the truth. We’re not saying we agree with everything in the following articles—far from it—but they’re certainly worth a perusal. 


It also merits mention that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), while initially equivocating on the issue, eventually admitted that the Terrorist Watch List shouldn’t be used to prohibit gun purchases—at least yet. Given the group’s long-standing opposition to the Terrorist Watch List in general, we’d like to see a stronger rejection by ACLU of the suggested policy. 

One final note: AWR Hawkins of Breitbart caught two notable instances of publications that previously criticized the Terrorist Watch List now cheerleading for its use as an instrument for gun prohibition. The Huffington Post, which in late November published a hysterical editorial about gun sales called “Our Congress Is Aiding And Abetting Terrorism,” featured a piece last year detailing ways that innocent citizens could end up on the list. And The New York Times, whose front-page editorial on gun control started an avalanche of anti-gun agitation, criticized the Terrorist Watch List a year ago. And we’re not talking about individual op-eds; the paper’s editorial board wrote both conflicting pieces. 

But while HuffPo and The New York Times are jumping onto the Terrorist Watch List bandwagon now that the issue is tied to the guns they hate, a far greater number of liberal and leftist journalists are jumping off. Proponents of the gun ban have the audacity to say that they are simply “closing the Terror Loophole.” But strong opposition from both sides of the aisle, including media outlets that usually support President Barack Obama’s anti-gun agenda, should give him and his cronies pause.

Latest

hollywood.jpg
hollywood.jpg

Hollywood Gets It Wrong, Again

Reality tells a different story than Hollywood on Armed Citizens.

A Look At Some Of What To Expect In 2023

This year, we will push to expand constitutional carry, right-to-carry laws and fight the gun control groups' continued attempts to use the financial sector to effectively get the restrictions they can't get through legislatures. And this is just the beginning of what we will do!

The Politically Incorrect Truth About America's Rifle

For the truth on America's rifle, America's 1st Freedom spoke to the attorney who wrote the book on it.

Gun-Control Groups Present a Demand List to Biden

A long list of gun-control groups recently signed a letter telling President Biden that his gun-control actions are not enough. In his upcoming State of the Union Address, they want him to agree to much more.

Gun Skills: Shooting from Retreat

Shooting at a stationary target doesn't represent a defensive situation; it's important to "get off the X." But even when we do, we often forget rearward motion as an option.

Gun Review: Springfield Armory DS Prodigy

The DS Prodigy provides the same magazine capacity as most striker-fired polymer pistols; however, it also provides the familiarity–and much-better trigger–of the 1911.

Interests



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.