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NO gun for you!

Slithering though congress is another anti-terrorist bill, this one which has the stated purpose of giving the attorney general of the united states, the power to deny the transfer of firearms or explosives to a known or suspected terrorist.
Now on the surface this sounds very reasonable, however, once you dig in to it the meat of it, one begins to worry.

The Attorney General may deny the transfer of a firearm pursuant to section 922(t)(1)(B)(ii) if the Attorney General determines that the transferee is known (or appropriately suspected) to be or have been engaged in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of, or related to terrorism, or providing material support thereof, and the Attorney General has a reasonable belief that the prospective transferee may use a firearm in connection with terrorism.’;

first off one would thing that being a terrorist would automatically make you ineligible for buying a firearm at the local gunstore, or buying explosives, for that matter. I belvie there are already Laws on the books for this situation, so why is this needed?

I don’t know about you, but this seems to be a very loose definition, and could easily be adapted to fit many other groups that the government is not fond of.
What bothers me is that it gives the AG a new broad set of powers, which can and will be abused, to what extent we can only imagine, till we see it in the news.
but then again, like many bills , this one despite it bipartisan support, may not go much further. but then again it is a democrat controlled congress, and given what has happened in the last few months...............
I begin to worry.

Posted by HARLEY on 05/28/09 at 06:24 PM in • Permalink

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