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PBC News & Comment: Without Reform of Watch Lists, I’m Not Buyin’ “No Fly No Buy” Law

In 15-hour filibuster, Senate Democrats stand up to NRA, GOP bullies….but without reform of watch lists, we all lose….In this brief podcast, your humble host shares deep concerns about the Obama proposal to ban gun purchases by people on the “no fly” and terrorist watch lists.

While it seems sensible at first, the use of secret, arbitrary lists of suspects who have not been charged or convicted to restrict gun purchases is a dangerous precedent.  The commentary references this article at The Intercept, and this op-ed from The Guardian by Arjun Sethi in 2014.