It took about 5 minutes after the Orlando terror attack for Democrats to come out of the woodwork screaming for more gun control.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has just put forward a piece of legislation that would deprive anyone who has been on a Watch List “in the preceding five years” from being able to purchase a gun.
That’s right. Sen. Feinstein wants to create a watch list of people who used to be on Watch Lists. Then she wants to use it to deprive citizens of due process.
The NRA voiced opposition to Feinstein’s legislation by pointing out that anyone that has kept up with the actual watch list through the years knows that the “vast majority” of those listed on it have never been charged with a crime. Therefore, taking away their Second Amendment rights ignores their due process protections.
And the Times points out that the list has contained high-profile aberrations throughout the years, with names of “Senator Ted Kennedy and Representative John Lewis” both showing up on the list for a time.
While Republicans like Paul Ryan have criticized the calls for stricter gun control a knee-jerk reaction to a tragedy, other like Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) have suggested that “due process is killing us” when it comes to securing more gun control.
What do you think of the possibility of a watch list of watch lists being used to deprive you of your Second Amendment?