The Terror Watch List And Due Process Of Law

A lot of people fail to understand how much the Second Amendment is connected to other rights which are under attack.  Privacy rights, the right to due process.

One can support the police and still questions some practices of those police such as illegal search and seizure.

Inalienable rights are rights all people have.

From America’s 1st Freedom: https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2016/8/24/the-terror-watch-list-and-due-process-of-law/

The core mission of the NRA is, of course, to protect our fundamental right to keep and bear arms. In doing so, we also fight to ensure that our firearm freedom is not restricted without due process of law. Our opponents, however, never miss a chance to try to eliminate our Second Amendment-protected rights and would freely discard the rest of the Bill of Rights to do so.

In June, our country was shaken to the core by another terrorist attack on U.S. soil—this time in Orlando, Fla. This was another in an increasing number of domestic terrorist attacks by radical Islamic jihadists.

Some irresponsible media and political figures went so far as to suggest that the NRA or our members want to make it easier for terrorists to obtain firearms.

This isn’t just wrong, it’s infuriating. NRA members have given their lives fighting the war on terror. When it comes to national security, we take a backseat to no one.

Let’s set the record straight right now: The NRA believes that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms. Period.

Anyone on a terror watch list who tries to buy a gun should be thoroughly investigated by the FBI. If the investigation uncovers evidence of terrorist activity or involvement with terror groups, the government should be allowed to immediately go to court, block the sale and arrest the terrorist.

At the same time, due process protections must be put in place that allow law-abiding Americans who are wrongly put on a watch list to be removed from it. Constitutional rights should not be denied without due process of law.

Continue reading at:  https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2016/8/24/the-terror-watch-list-and-due-process-of-law/

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