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“We know that the killers in San Bernardino used military-style assault weapons — weapons of war — to kill as many people as they could. It’s another tragic reminder that here in America it’s way too easy for dangerous people to get their hands on a gun.” -- President Obama

The only reason these guns were "weapons of war" is because they were illegally modified to be "weapons of war."

But even worse, President Obama is saying there's something wrong with selling a gun to apparently law-abiding American citizens.  The terrorist who bought the handguns had no criminal record.  On what basis should he have been rejected from buying a gun?  Because he's a Muslim?  Because his wife is a Muslim immigrant from the Middle East?

What does he want to do to stop future attacks?  It seems like he has no actual plans, as usual: just make bizarre handwaving gestures.

Yes, we could restrict people on the no-fly list from being able to buy a gun.  But that would not have stopped this American-born terrorist, who wasn't on that list.  So once again, he is offering "solutions" that don't address the problem.

Also note that it is blatantly unconstitutional to take away my right to buy a gun based on whether I am no the no-fliy list, because that very directly violates my due process rights under the Fifth Amendment: "No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. ..."  The no-fly list is an administrative list, not subject to court oversight, and you cannot leverage it to take away someone's constitutional rights.  You can only do that through legal court proceedings. G+

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