This is why using the NoFly list to determine civil liberties is a bad idea.
Preventing terrorists from purchasing firearms is something everybody can agree on, but how we get there is another story. Since the Orlando terror attack, Democrats have demanded anyone placed on the secret terror No-Fly or Watch lists be stripped of their ability to purchase a firearm. Over the past 24-hours, we’ve seen a sit-in with Democrats demanding, “No fly, no buy!”
As previously reported, the No-Fly list contains approximately 60,000 names. The Terror Watch list holds nearly one million. Many of the names on these lists, if not the majority, belong to people who have no ties to terrorism at all.
Four pieces of gun control legislation failed to pass earlier this week in the Senate. Today, an amendment from Republican Senator Susan Collins, which would allow those on the terror watch list to appeal to the government and receive reimbursement to attorney fees if they won their case, was also voted down due to a lack of protection for due process.
Currently, it can take years for an innocent individual to get off the list. Take for example Rahinah Ibrahim, an innocent Standford professor and PhD student who was improperly placed on the list. It took her eight years to get off.