On Thursday, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy proposed using an executive order to essentially strip Second Amendment rights from those on a federal no-fly list, the Associated Press reported.
“If you cannot fly due to being on a government watch list, you should not be able to purchase a firearm while on that watch list as well,” he told reporters. “This is basic common sense. The American people get it.”
Malloy’s proposal, however, goes much farther than just banning the purchase of gun sales.
The AP reported (emphasis added):
State Police now perform background checks on those seeking permits to purchase guns in Connecticut. Malloy’s proposed order will require State Police to cross-reference the names of those seeking firearm permits with no-fly lists. Permits would be revoked for those who already have them but are found on watch lists.
Those denied a permit may appeal to a firearm review board, he said.
Here’s a video report, courtesy of Fox News:
“No one wants terrorists to get guns, but the governor is trying to unilaterally deny American citizens their constitutional right to keep and bear arms without due process,” Rep. Mike France of Ledyard said.
And it’s not just those on no-fly lists, Malloy added. According to the AP:
State officials will determine the “appropriate lists” to be included, whether they are no-fly lists or “some kind of combination of those who should not have weapons,” Malloy said.
And just who are those on the no-fly list that could have their Constitutional rights stripped from them without due process?
In 2012, we wrote about one man who was stranded in Hawaii by feds after learning he was on a no-fly list. His apparent crime? He opposed the NDAA. In another case, an 18-month-old toddler was found on one of the lists Malloy would use in his dictatorial scheme to usurp the Constitution.
Ironically, it wasn’t that long ago that liberals decried the no-fly list. In 2012, the ACLU said:
The ACLU has filed a legal challenge on behalf of fifteen American citizens and lawful permanent residents who cannot fly to or from the U.S. or over its airspace because they are on the list. Today’s article quotes one of the ACLU lawyers working on the case, Nusrat Choudhury, who said, “The news that the list is growing tells us that more people’s rights are being violated. It’s a secret list, and the government puts people on it without any explanation. Citizens have been stranded abroad.”
And a judge agreed in 2014.
Now liberals who once slammed the no-fly list are rushing to use it as a tool to strip Americans of their right to keep and bear arms.
- Hillary Clinton supports stripping constitutional rights without due process, says those on no-fly list should not have guns
- Sanders Endorses Gun Confiscation
- Dem. Martin O’Malley: Let’s use executive orders to enact gun control if Congress won’t act
- Sheriff warns of second American revolution if gun confiscation laws pass
- Obama Executive Order would seize US infrastructure, citizens for nat’l defense