This is a ‘no-duh’ solution. Only issue is this administration has used the list to target political opposition, claiming ‘right-wing extremists’ just as dangerous as terrorists. Clean up the list and let’s target the real terrorists amongst us.
Donald Trump has revealed that he would be open to certain changes in the law to make sure no one with ‘even an inclination toward terrorism’ can legally purchase a gun.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee said he believes individuals who are on the FBI terrorist watch list, which contains more than a million names, should be restricted from buying guns.
Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and injured 53 more last Sunday at the gay club Pulse in Orlando, was on the FBI terrorist watch list for 10 months.
Mateen legally purchased both of the guns he used in the attack just days before unleashing the worst mass shooting in US history.
‘We have to make sure that people that are terrorists or have even an inclination toward terrorism cannot buy weapons, guns,’ Trump said on ABC‘s This Week on Sunday.
Trump tweeted earlier this week that he would be meeting with the NRA to discuss banning individuals on either list from being able to legally purchase guns.
The NRA, which endorsed Trump in May, said they were ‘happy to meet’ with the presidential hopeful and said the organization’s stance has always been ‘no guns for terrorists – period’.
‘If an investigation uncovers evidence of terrorist activity or involvement, the government should be allowed to immediately go to court, block the sale, and arrest the terrorist,’ the group said in a statement.