During their recent sit-in on the House floor, Democrats used obstructionist methods, fear and chants of “No fly no buy” to try to strip the fundamental right of Americans to bear arms. While the commitment to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists and criminals is shared across party lines, we must steer clear of catchy slogans that don’t address the real challenges we face to keep our nation safe.
“No fly no buy” is sound-bite politics at its worst. House Democrats argue that if you’re on Uncle Sam’s Terrorist Screening Database, shouldn’t that be enough to prevent you from purchasing a firearm? Sounds reasonable when you first hear it. But dig a bit and you’ll see that it’s a troubling policy.