Saturday, December 5, 2015

No-Fly List Should Become the No-Walk List.

B.O. just said this in his weekly address to the nation:

"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."

If someone is so dangerous as to be banned from airplanes, they are also dangerous enough to be banned from walking among the rest of us.

If Obama has a list of terrorists why is it a secret?

Why are these known-by-name-and-address terrorists not locked up in Guantanamo?

Could it be that these so-called terror watch lists or no-fly lists are a whole lot of smoke and mirrors? Or perhaps they are actually the Obama Enemies lists.  If that is the case, I suspect that these secret lists must have about 250 million names, since that number approximates the millions of US citizens that have no faith or trust whatsoever in Obama or his administrative minions.

1 comment:

  1. Later tonight, President Obama will speak to the nation from the Oval Office, addressing Americans’ concerns about Islamic terrorism (although he’s sure not utter those two words together). The Commander-in-Chief will call for more gun control, most probably recommending that Congress “close the terrorist loophole.” That’s the ability for citizens on the TSA’s “No-Fly list” – run by your good friends at the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) – to exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. The List’s lack of due process or accountability notwithstanding.

    I’d like to know why it exists in the first place.

    Why shouldn’t a suspected terrorist be able to fly on a plane?

    The airplane’s bulletproof cockpit door is closed and locked. The TSA (supposedly) disarms and gropes everyone who flies, confiscating deadly shampoo bottles and X-raying exploding shoes. We also have armed U.S. air marshals on board selected flights. Isn’t the No-Fly List’s existence an admission that airplane security is a failure? Maintaining a No-Fly List for suspected terrorists is the same thing as saying “a clever terrorist could beat our system.”

    But wait! There’s more!

    If the feds are monitoring a suspected terrorist, isn’t it better to let them fly so our intelligence services know where the suspect is and where they’re going? People who fly leave a record of their travel (which is why terrorists and oter criminals spend so much money on fake passports and plastic surgery).

    If someone is too dangerous to fly on an airplane, aren’t they too dangerous to drive? It’s not as if car bombs don’t exist. By the same token, terrorists are known for strapping bombs onto their bodies (e.g., the French terrorist’s “suicide vest”). Doesn’t that mean they’re too dangerous to walk? Given how easy it is to get lost in a crowd, shouldn’t we have mobile terrorist screening centers at key points in front of schools, Christmas parties, etc. to catch suspected terrorists on the “No-Walk List”?

    What is the point of the No-Fly List? Setting aside it’s prima facie unconstitutionality, what is the point?