Democrats now push for legislation they say will forbid suspected or known terrorists from buying guns in the U.S.
But there's an ugly, totalitarian side to what these Dems are pushing.
Via National Review:
You will note, I hope, that Reid, Schumer, Jentleson, and co. are not proposing to place restrictions on those who have been “accused,” “charged,” or “convicted,” but upon those who are “suspected.” They are not referring to those who are working their way through the judicial system, but to those who remain outside of it. They are not seeking to limit the rights of those who are out on bail or awaiting trial, but those who have not so much as been handcuffed. Loudly and proudly, they are arguing in favor of removing fundamental rights from anyone whose name has been written down on a list.A right denied, without due process. A right denied because some bureaucrat includes a name on a list. Sound good to you?
If government deems a "suspected terrorist" too dangerous to buy a gun, shouldn't said government take steps to remove said "suspected terrorist" from the streets?
As it is, the anti-gun Left seems willing to have "suspect terrorists" walking among us, because it allows the Left to play to public fears as it pushes for legislation to diminish our rights and freedoms under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.