Tam does an excellent job of laying out Frank Lautenberg’s “great” idea to not let people on the no-fly list buy firearms. Remember, this is the same “no-fly list” that is a secret, you don’t know who is on it, and is populated with military vets, small children, congressmen, and basically whomever the government pleases.
Understandably, I’m not in favor of secret government lists…especially when secret government lists are used to deny people their civil rights. I mean, can you imagine the outrage if the US Census was used to deprive Jews and blacks of their voting rights? The ACLU would be all over it…but on the issue of taking guns away from law abiding citizens via a secret list…well, the silence is somewhat deafening.