Monday, December 28, 2015

Being on "No-Fly" List Should Bar One From Driving

This first appeared in the CT Post.

Dear Editor,

So now that we have what Las Vegas law enforcement is calling an intentional attack on pedestrians by a motorist, isn’t it time to seek “car control”? Let’s look at the issue from the same logical standpoint as our Governor Dan Malloy, shall we?

If you are on the “no-fly” list you should absolutely not be able to possess a driver’s license nor register a motor vehicle. Period. End of discussion.

Airplanes have bomb proof cabin doors now making a hijacking of a passenger jet through brute force all but a non-issue. Yet we still restrict the right to travel by air by using an often-incorrect secret list.

Cars on the other hand are at the complete will and control of a potentially deranged driver. The possibilities for a mass causality event are staggering, as we’ve now witnessed in Las Vegas. Are we going to restrict drivers license or vehicle registrations? Of course we aren’t.

It’s time that Dan Malloy comes to an honest conversation where he can admit that his plan for his due process circumvention has nothing to do with the prevention of terrorism, and has everything to do with restricting the right to keep and bear arms by any method — including the unconstitutional — possible.

James Keyser
Bridgeport

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