Should People on the Terror Watch List Be Allowed to Buy Guns?

Even Hillary and Trump agreed that people on the Terror Watch List shouldn’t be able to buy a gun, but are they asking the right question? Adam Bates, a policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice believes that if people understood how individuals are added to these lists, they’d be more skeptical of supporting such measures.

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11 months ago at 11:53 AM

There should be no secret no fly list, and those put on it deserve due process.

USA Constitution, Bill Of Rights, Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

I wish someone would ask the President and congress, “Do we have the rights written in the Constitution as explained there or not?” In my opinion we now live under a rouge and over grown government partially due to an ignorant populace that does not understand the importance of rights and other limits on government violence. In addition there is a lack of understanding of how society can evolve for the better though voluntary interaction with markets and spontaneous order.

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