The ACLU rightly rejects the No Fly List for gun control

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Even the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) thinks there’s a problem using the No Fly List to prohibit gun purchases.

According to ACLU National Security Project director Hina Shamsi, “The standards for inclusion on the No Fly List are unconstitutionally vague, and innocent people are blacklisted without a fair process to correct government error.”

If there is a time to adhere to our principles of constitutional due process, it’s when we’re reacting to horrific attacks. As emotions run high, procedural protections help us keep our wits—and our liberties.

Forget about the gun issue for a minute.

Should we allow association, religious belief, or some other combination of non-criminal factors to sever a constitutionally protected right? Under Attorney General Eric Holder, the government argued that the No Fly List requires “predictive judgments about individuals who may pose threats to civil aviation and national security.”

“Predictive judgments.”

That means the government takes actions…

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2 thoughts on “The ACLU rightly rejects the No Fly List for gun control

  1. mobiuswolf 06/18/2016 / 7:54 AM

    I am shocked the aclu is concerning itself with civil liberties.
    What about the narrative?
    Who’s going to do their work, smearing patriots?


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