It’s all very vague, which is how Democrats like this stuff, of course. Details still coming in, but here’s the relevant quote: “If you cannot fly due to being on a watch list, you shouldn’t be able to purchase a firearm.” said [Dan] Malloy. …Left unsaid is the minor little detail that the ‘watch lists’ in question are, to put it extremely charitably, a grab-bag of dubious sources, better-safe-than-sorries, genuine bad actors who are nonetheless not being prosecuted right now, and people whose stupid faces annoyed a government bureaucrat. But this is how politicians on the Other Side act: Something must be done. This is something. Therefore, it must be done.
I can’t wait for the blistering Supreme Court decision that will properly spank this action by Dan Malloy. Heck. I’m now looking forward to the next gubernatorial election in Connecticut.
One last note:
Malloy said between 2004-2014, the data shows that people on watch lists tried to buy guns and explosives 2,233 times and succeeded more than 90% of the time.
…How many of those people then used those guns and explosives to commit acts of terrorism? Or, heck, crimes?