July 7, 2009

Are You on the "Terrorist Watch List?"

The secret government "Terrorist Watch List," reportedly already swelled to more than 1.1 million names, will have an addendum, if gun control advocates in Congress have their way. This new addendum — also to be cloaked in secrecy — would empower the U.S. Attorney General to deny a person the ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights to purchase a firearm.

While it is not surprising that some members of Congress are again using fear of terrorism to implement a gun-control agenda, the openly unconstitutional legislative language proponents are employing is troubling.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) is leading the effort in the Senate, while another well-known gun control advocate — Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) — is directing the House initiative. They have introduced identical bills — the "Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009." This proposal would give the attorney general the power to unilaterally and in secret develop a watch list of persons believed to be unworthy of possessing a firearm or any explosive.

Read the rest in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Comments (6)

to canovac. or she gets retired

Posted by: pa-cman | July 23, 2009 9:01 AM    Report this comment

Charm and good looks go a long way in this, the Land of the Celebrity and the Home of the Media. All of the people who have actually fought tyranny and terrorism, and seen in person the ghastly detritus left behind by despotic governments are now in their fifties to nineties, and dying off quickly. The young vets are still fighting and haven't quite matured politically and gotten into elective office, but there is reason for profound hope.

Once the Obaminable administration's charm wears off, and the bills for their god-awful handling of our nation's wealth come due, I have every faith that the scales will fall from the eyes of the naive, and the populace will vote all of the guilty out of both branches of government.

Canovac is right, though. We'll be stuck-on-stupid with Sotomayor until she retires.

Posted by: Lee W | July 17, 2009 10:47 PM    Report this comment

Gun laws and terrorist could not be more remotely linked. Last I check, terrorist don't exactely follow the law. Home Land Security should be ashamed at themselves for putting veterans on their watch list, I for one am offended. This new administration is rewarding people who supported them with Stimulous money. USA Today just had an article that stated areas that voted for Obama are getting 69% of the money and areas that voted for McCain are only getting 31%. This is not stimulous money, its payoff. Additionally, this new administration is penalizing people that didn't vote for them, veterans. How could some people in this country become so brainwashed?

Posted by: Robert J | July 17, 2009 10:50 AM    Report this comment

I am More than likly on the list just being a Veteran puts us there. I can't believe that they can put someone on this kind of list without a trial and conviction. What happened to do prosess.

Posted by: bear1 | July 16, 2009 6:01 PM    Report this comment

It is not in the least bit surprising that the Atlanta Urinal & Constipation is supporting this vile piece of un-American legislation. I am delighted that the AU&C is justifiably going broke, and I look forward to the news reports that the presses have been shut down for the last time. Oh, and Peter King is another RINO who needs to be voted out of office ASAP.

Gaviota

Posted by: Lee W | July 15, 2009 8:11 PM    Report this comment

Every single totalitarian regime in the 20th century had secret "enemies" lists. It began with the British 2nd Boer War, when the British Army used secret lists of enemy Boer combatants to round up their families and incarcerate the women, children, and the elderly in the first concentration camps of the 20th century. I am deeply ashamed of my my GOVERNMENT (not my country) for following this most ghastly of historical precedents. Under a Republican administration, no less.

If the nation's security apparatus believes that an enemies list is absolutely mandatory for the protection of US soil and citizenry, there should be a public oversight committee to ensure that the list is published, public information, and that no American citizen is ever placed on that list.

Gaviota

Posted by: Lee W | July 15, 2009 7:34 PM    Report this comment

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