By William R Fox Sr, Genesee County Scope Chair
This letter is in reference to some of our elected officials who are demanding that anyone who is on the no-fly list be blocked from buying a firearm and, possibly, have their firearms confiscated.
Sounds like a great idea for everyone's safety doesn't it? The people of this country really need to think about this.
You ask why? You don't agree with this statement?
How does one get on this list? Are there definite guidelines on how someone is placed upon it? Mistakes have been pointed out; such as the late Senator Ted Kennedy and even US military members being on the list.
Is it because you might not agree with the politicians or our leaders about how things should be done? (Note: Remember they work for us.) Is it because of your religious beliefs? Is it because of how your name is spelled or how it sounds?
Is it because of how many firearms you buy?
I don't know how it's done and that's what scares me. I don't think anybody does.
What are the guidelines and who sets them?
Ok, let’s say you find out that you are on this list. How do you get off of it? If you are able to correct the error, at what cost will it be to you and your family-both emotionally and financially? What are the guidelines for defending yourself against something you knew nothing about? People, we need to really think about this because there are so many questions that our leaders don't seem to think, or don't care to think about.
All of this points out one definite, dangerous fact…our Constitutional rights are unapologetically being infringed upon by the government. They are blatantly disregarding the people’s right to due process. The American Civil Liberties Union is currently suing the Obama administration because of this violation of our rights.
People in this country are scared of what they don't understand.
Please take the time to educate yourself and then let your elected officials know where you stand.
One man's opinion.