Yes, let’s cede the 2d or 5th Amendment and just allow government to decide based upon who they decide to put on a list.
People whose names appear on a federal terror watch list or no-fly list shouldn’t be presumed “innocent until proven guilty” for purposes of buying a firearm, according to Democratic lawmakers.
“I don’t think that innocent until proven guilty is the standard that applies here,” Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., told the Washington Examiner. “We’re talking about owning a gun, not being convicted of a crime.”
Congressional Democrats, in the wake of the Orlando, Fla., terrorist attack on Saturday, have renewed their call to ban individuals on the terror watch list from purchasing weapons. Most Republicans maintain that such a law would restrict people’s Second Amendment rights without due process of law.
“Here’s what it boils down to: The presumption, I believe, should be in favor of keeping guns out of a person’s hand if they’re on the list,” Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin told the Examiner. “I think Republicans feel the opposite.”