For once, I’m glad to be considered “Politically Correct”

The only time you’ll see the left advocate against “political correctness” is when it is truly politically correct. Meaning that said “correctness” is supported by the Constitution and does not actively restrict your civil rights.

Which is why they’re beginning to push again for the FBI to be able to keep NICS background checks indefinitely, among other things.

A full investigation will reveal whether other red flags should have resulted in preventive action, but here is one thing we already know: A federal law repeatedly supported by Congress interfered with the FBI’s ability to find out about Hasan’s purchase of a handgun. Knowledge of that purchase might — and should — have triggered great scrutiny. And it could have saved lives.

During the Clinton administration, the FBI had access to records of gun background checks for up to 180 days. But in 2003, Congress began requiring that the records be destroyed within 24 hours. This requirement, one of the many restrictions on gun data sponsored by Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), meant that Hasan’s investigators were blocked from searching records to determine whether he or other terrorist suspects had purchased guns. When Hasan walked out of Guns Galore in Killeen, Tex., the FBI had only 24 hours to recognize and flag the record — and then it was gone, forever.

As former FBI agent Brad Garrett has said, “The piece of information about the gun could have been critical. One of the problems is that the law sometimes restricts you in what you can do.”

The Tiahrt amendments passed by Congress interfere with preserving, sharing and investigating data on gun purchases by terrorist suspects. If that weren’t bad enough, Congress has also failed to close a gap in federal law that prevents the FBI from blocking a sale to an individual under investigation for terrorist activity.

So, the anti-civil rights creeps are pushing hard to use the murders of thirteen Americans at Fort Hood to get let the FBI keep records of your firearms purchases indefinitely and deny you a civil right based on whether or not you are on a list that even Democrat pols have openly mocked on the floor of Congress for being frivolous.

Never mind that none of these manuevers would have stopped the mass murder at Fort Hood. The concern trolls are out campaigning in the leftosphere.

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2 Responses to For once, I’m glad to be considered “Politically Correct”

  1. A Texan says:

    He could easily have bought a gun from someone off paper (which is illegal in some states, but illegality didn’t seem to stop the SOB from murdering 13 people and wounding a bunch more), or he could simply have obtained a rifle from some criminal/terrorist network. Fat lot of good that the NICS records would have done to prevent that, any more than laws against murder stopped this heinous crime.

    All that gun control laws do is restrict the law-abiding. There’s a reason for that – IT IS THEIR VERY PURPOSE. Everyone knows that criminals (by definition) don’t obey the law – and there’s even a 1968 Supreme Court case, Haynes v. U.S. which stands for the principle that a convicted felon cannot be convicted of a crime for failure to register a firearm (as all the rest of us can be). Read the analysis – it shows the real purpose of gun control.

  2. Fred says:

    “One of the problems is that the law sometimes restricts you in what you can do.” No kidding-this is a good thing that the law protects the citizen from the overzealous fed. Political correctness killed those fine folks at Ft. Hood for refusing to even question a Muslim that was an obvious threat. If you make statements similar to hasens at your work place you will be escorted out by a swat team. PC is freaking insanity.

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