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The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action issued the following statement on the terror watch list distortions:

 “The NRA does not want terrorists or dangerous people to have firearms, any suggestion otherwise is offensive and wrong,” said Jennifer Baker, director of public affairs. “Under the current system, law enforcement is notified every time a person on the list attempts to purchase a firearm. Law Enforcement then makes a case by case decision on the appropriate follow-up for each circumstance.

 "The NRA’s only objective is to ensure that Americans who are wrongly on the list are afforded their constitutional right to due process.  It is appalling that anti-gun politicians are exploiting the Paris terrorist attacks to push their gun-control agenda and distract from President Obama’s failed foreign policy.” 

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 "Schlaff said there’s no cause to deny someone a gun just because he or she is on the watch list. Some people are on the list simply because the FBI wants to interview them about someone else who may have a connection to terrorism. ‘You're innocent until proven guilty,’ he said.

Sometimes the watch list will warn local law enforcement to contact the FBI about a person on the list immediately. In other cases, it says only to be aware that the FBI is interested in the person, Schlaff said.” (Ann Imse, “Gun Shoppers on Terrorism Watch List,” Rocky Mountain News, 3/9/2005)

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Daytona Beach News Journal  

Monday, November 30, 2015

EDITORIAL: Terror Watch list a flimsy way to deny rights

In 2010, the Government Accountability Office concluded that “membership in a terrorist organization does not prohibit a person ...

Washington Times  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

White House to GOP: Worry about gun control

The White House said Monday that Republicans concerned about Syrian refugees waging terrorist attacks in the U.S. should ...

National Review  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Politicians use terrorism to subvert Second Amendment

Let us avoid gloss or euphemism and speak plainly: This idea flies directly in the face of every ...

Tampa Tribune  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

So much for innocent-’til-proven-guilty

Suppose there were some ultra-classified list maintained by the authorities — sort of a double-secret probation register for ...

Washington Free Beacon  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MSNBC Panel Supports Stripping Gun Rights from Watchlist Suspects Because NRA Opposes It

A panel on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes argued that those on the government’s terror watch list ...

Anti-gun Politicians, Media Exploit Paris Attacks in “Terrorist Gap” Rehash

News  

Friday, November 20, 2015

Anti-gun Politicians, Media Exploit Paris Attacks in “Terrorist Gap” Rehash

The Paris terrorist attacks were not easily pinned on America’s supposedly lax gun laws or the NRA, but ...

NRA Statement on Terror Watch List Distortions

News  

Friday, November 20, 2015

NRA Statement on Terror Watch List Distortions

The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action issued the following statement on the terror watch list distortions:

IQMediacorp  

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fox News: Former CIA Operative Explains Gun Sales & The Terror Watch List

Former CIA operative Mike Baker explains the flaws in the terrorist watchlist.

Huffington Post  

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Huffington Post: 7 Ways That You (Yes, You) Could End Up On A Terrorist Watch List

Earlier this week, The Intercept published a 166-page document outlining the government's guidelines for placing people on an expansive network of terror ...

Forbes  

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Did Terrorists Have A 91% Success Rate With Buying Guns In America?

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, and the ongoing hunt for other armed terrorists across ...

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.