NRA Statement on Terror Watchlists

Terrorist Watch List
Terrorist Watch List
NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- The executive director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action, Chris W. Cox, released the following statement regarding terror watchlists:

We are happy to meet with Donald Trump. The NRA's position on this issue has not changed. The NRA believes that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms, period. Anyone on a terror watchlist who tries to buy a gun should be thoroughly investigated by the FBI and the sale delayed while the investigation is ongoing.

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. At the same time, due process protections should be put in place that allow law-abiding Americans who are wrongly put on a watchlist to be removed. That has been the position of Sen. John Cornyn (R.-Tex.) and a majority of the U.S. Senate.

Sadly, President Obama and his allies would prefer to play politics with this issue.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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  • 6 thoughts on “NRA Statement on Terror Watchlists

    1. I’m thinking all we need to do is add ONE question to the 4473:

      “Do you swear or affirm that you will not use these weapons to commit terrorist acts? [Y] [N]”

      After all, forms clearly save lives. And no one would lie on a 4473 to get a firearm. Ever.
      That would be illegal. And of course, we know laws prevent crimes rather than outline consequences for behaviors that violate those described in the law…after conviction of breaking those laws, that is.

      /s

    2. This is why I quit the NRA. They compromise our rights away then tout this as an accomplishment deserving of praise. I would like the NRA to go all in on repeal of all gun control laws. “Shall not be infringed” does not need judicial interpretation. It is simple. When they go all in I’ll rejoin. Until then, no thanks.

      1. @ Avcon, there are many other groups working to save our Second Amendment Civil Rights. Maybe they are not as powerful as the NRA, but certainly worthy of your support. I hope that you stay in the fight, brother.

    3. The NRA is wrong on this , sorry. Communists and NKVD secret police use secret ‘ Lists ‘ . NRA condones this use while DEPENDING on the FBI to protect the people by arresting suspect terrorists. ( We see how that DID NOT work in ORLANDO ) . Meanwhile citizens Rights are denied FIRST , and they must PROVE Innocence. — No , NRA , just NO.
      Go back and work on a REAL , solution.

    4. “Due process is killing us right now…” – Joe Manchin 6/16/2016 (When speaking about terror watchlists)

      With politicians like this, who needs terrorists?

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