The GOP generated a bill that would have prevented suspected terrorists from buying guns while protecting the Constitutional Right of Due Process.
Under Republican legislation sponsored by Senator John Cornyn, the federal government may delay the sale of a firearm to someone on the watch list for up to 72 hours. During that time, if the government can show a judge there’s “probable cause”–the same legal standard used to obtain a search warrant–that the individual is plotting terrorism, then the gun sale is denied outright.
It was blocked by Senate Democrats, because they really want this issue on the
table television to distract their idiot voters from Obama’s failed terrorism policies.
Also, this is what happened when Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy asked an Obamacrat Apparatchik about Due Process protections and the “No Fly” list.
“What process is afforded a U.S. citizen, not someone who’s overstayed a visa, not someone who crossed a border without permission, but an American citizen—what process is currently afforded an American citizen before they go on that list?” Gowdy asked DHS secretary Kelli Ann Burriesci at a House Oversight Committee hearing.
“I’m sorry, um, there’s not a process afforded the citizen prior to getting on the list,” Burriesci said.
Nor do Democratics want there to be.