Wednesday, December 30, 2015
August Wolf: No Fly List Should Not Determine Right to Self-Defense
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Using the no-fly list does nothing to prevent terrorists from acquiring guns. It empowers federal bureaucrats to take away the right of law abiding citizens to arm themselves.
People mistakenly placed on the no fly list have included everyone from the late Senator Ted Kennedy, to 72 current employees of the Department of Homeland Security, to sitting US Congressmen, and more. On the other hand, the San Bernadino shooters were not on the list. There is no way to check how bureaucrats decide who goes on the list.
Governor Malloy and Senators Blumenhal and Murphy are demagoguing away
families’ security and citizens’
right to self-defense. Connecticut
Opposition to this executive overreach is bipartisan – groups from all over the ideological spectrum from the Connecticut Citizens Defense League to the American Civil Liberties Union oppose these measures. They strip Americans of due process and their right to self defense. There is no clear remediation for those mistakenly placed on the list. We cannot allow ourselves to be governed by the Democrats’ latest talking points. Irresponsible grandstanding puts all of us at risk.
August Wolf is an Olympian, a wealth manager, a father of four, and the only declared Republican candidate for
Connecticut Senate in 2016. August Wolf is
running to replace current Sen. Richard Blumenthal. U.S.
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