President Obama said Saturday that it is “insane” that people who are not allowed to fly on planes are allowed to buy guns.
Obama said the following in his weekly address.
“Right now, people on the No-Fly list can walk into a store and buy a gun. That is insane. If you’re too dangerous to board a plane, you’re too dangerous, by definition, to buy a gun.
“And so I’m calling on Congress to close this loophole, now. We may not be able to prevent every tragedy, but — at a bare minimum — we shouldn’t be making it so easy for potential terrorists or criminals to get their hands on a gun that they could use against Americans.”
It seems to me that if President Obama knew of this “loophole,” he should have brought it up earlier. If he didn’t know about it, he should have if he believes it’s an important method to stop terrorism.
But here are a few problems with closing the No-Fly list loophole. First, the two Muslim murderers — Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik– weren’t on the No-Fly list. Obama was throwing a bone to the anti-Second Amendment freaks with this new proposal. He needed some “gun control” sop for them to be pacified.
Second, if they had been on the No-Fly list, it wouldn’t have stopped them from getting guns illegally. People who are planning to murder don’t care about laws. In fact, such a law might tip off potential terrorists.
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