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Tue Nov 17, 2015, 01:53 AM

This Ought to Help You Feel Better

Did anyone realize that being on the official list of terrorists did not bar anyone from buying a gun? It kept them from boarding airplanes, but not from buying guns or explosives.

From February 2004 through February 2010, FBI data show that individuals on the terrorist watchlist were involved in firearm or explosives background checks 1,228 times; 1,119 (about 91 percent) of these transactions were allowed to proceed because no prohibiting information was found—such as felony convictions, illegal immigrant status, or other disqualifying factors— and 109 of the transactions were denied.

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City Kitty Nov 2015 OP
The Center Holds Nov 2015 #1
graham4anything4HC45 Nov 2015 #2
Nephrite Nov 2015 #3
Letmypeoplevote Nov 2015 #4
City Kitty Nov 2015 #5
island4diver Nov 2015 #6
762Justice Nov 2015 #7

Response to City Kitty (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 01:55 AM

1. So, are you saying that background checks are a waste of time?

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Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 01:43 PM

3. Should they also lose their 1st and 4th amendment rights

for being on an ad hoc list assembled with indifference to due process?

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Response to City Kitty (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 04:41 PM

4. Texas GOPer Warns Refugees Could Carry Out Attacks Thanks To Lax Gun Laws

Texas just made our gun laws more lax and now one of the supporters of this bill just work up to the facts http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/tony-dale-refugees-guns

Republican state Rep. Tony Dale is concerned that Texas' lax gun laws could allow Syrian refugees to launch terror attacks on American soil.

In a two-page letter sent to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) on Monday, Dale asked state officials to reject the resettlement of more Syrian refugees within the Lone Star State’s borders after Friday's terror attacks in Paris. He argued that immigration documents granted to refugees would allow them to obtain Texas drivers' licenses, which in turn would allow them to procure firearms.

“While the Paris attackers used suicide vests and grenades it is clear that firearms also killed a large number of innocent victims," Dale wrote. "Can you imagine a scenario were a refugees is admitted to the United States, is provided federal cash payments and other assistance, obtains a drivers license and purchases a weapon and executes an attack?”

There is no waiting period to purchase a gun in Texas, which has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country. Starting in January, Texans will be able to openly carry handguns as well.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 06:21 PM

5. I Just Saw That

I was going to post it, but thanks to you I don't have to.

What happened to all the conservatives? Do they all have me on ignore? Yeah, that must be it...

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Response to City Kitty (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 10:11 PM

6. isn't an "official list of terrorists"

it is people simply put on a secret list for any arbitrary reasons. Like Tom Ridge's stupid color code, it shouldn't exist anymore.

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Response to island4diver (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 10:15 PM

7. That is how I see the list, also.

It should take more than that to lose a Constitutional right.

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