If you’ve purchased a weapon, you’re on a list — and it’s illegal
by Bob Livingston
The U.S. government claims that from 2004 to 2014, people on the government’s terrorist watch list attempted to purchase guns from American gun dealers at least 2,233 times. They were successful in 2,043 of these cases.
This was reported by The Washington Post, which dutifully works to promote the established party line of the gun grabber crowd.
But that’s all well and good you say, because no one wants terrorists buying guns — until you understand the terror watch list is an arbitrary list of 700,000 people for whom the government holds “reasonable suspicion” that they are “suspected terrorists.” Suspicion of being suspected? How Orwellian is that?
The list itself is a fraud, as I told you in “‘Terror watch list’ and ‘common-sense gun laws’ are code words designed to get you to surrender your rights.” And it consists of American journalists like The Weekly Standard’s Stephen F. Hayes, congressweasels (who, on second thought, should probably be there) and their spouses, actors, federal air marshals, at least one Department of Justice employee, 72 members of the Department of Homeland Security, and a number of toddlers and infants, along with some 280,000 others whom government admits “have no affiliation with a recognized terrorist group.”
But if that’s not bad enough, consider what The Post has just revealed, with the blessing of the government men.
When the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) was passed into law, the law prohibited the collection of data on gun owners. This provision was essential to the law’s passage because gun owners and 2nd Amendment advocates feared a national database would become a national registry. Registry naturally leads to confiscation.
The law states:
The NICS, including the NICS Audit Log, may not be used by any Department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to establish any system for the registration of firearms, firearm owners, or firearm transactions or dispositions, except with respect to persons prohibited from receiving a firearm by 18 U.S.C. 922(g) or (n) or by state law. The NICS Audit Log will be monitored and reviewed on a regular basis to detect any possible misuse of NICS data.
In other words, when the NICS is accessed for weapons purchase background checks by a licensed firearms dealer, information on those purchasing guns may not be retained unless the person is prohibited from purchasing a firearm. But it seems the FBI is keeping and sharing the data, not only on who is purchasing, but also what they’re purchasing.
The FBI reports even include the type of weapon purchased. This means the NCIS is collecting far more data than it’s authorized to by law, including date of birth, address and Social Security number, and sharing it with other government agencies.
So understand that if you’ve purchased a gun in the last decade (at least), you are on a list, or two or three, contrary to federal law.