Rep. Peter King has introduced a new bill in Congress (HR 2159 — text here) that seeks to give the Attorney General the authority to deny a person the right to receive a firearm transfer simply because he is suspected of being a terrorist. The bill provides that the AG can deny the permit through the instant background check system, and the AG may withhold the reason from the person who is the subject of the denial. The subject of the denial would have to petition a court to fight the denial. The court would have to rule in favor of the government if the preponderance of evidence shows that the AG met the requirement of the law. Again, all the law requires is suspicion — not actual criminality.
Think about it:
1. Your inalienable right to keep and bear arms, enshrined in the Constitution, could be denied you simply on the suspicion of some law enforcement agency.
2. There’s no need for the government to actually prove you are a terrorist or criminal of any kind.
3. And they don’t even have to tell you why.
4. And if you don’t like it, you have to bear the cost of taking the Federal government to court.
Does that seem right to you?
This administration and its allies in Congress have every intention of hacking big holes in your 2nd Amendment right. Don’t let them! call your Congressman today and tell him/her to oppose HR 2159.