Should Suspected Terrorists Be Allowed to Buy Guns?

Guns and the no-fly list: Of course we shouldn't allow suspected terrorists to buy firearms via The Los Angeles Times

Guns and the no-fly list: Of course we shouldn't allow suspected terrorists to buy firearms
via The Los Angeles Times

The Democrats Are Boldly Fighting For a Bad, Stupid Bill via Gawker

The Democrats Are Boldly Fighting For a Bad, Stupid Bill
via Gawker

THE BASICS: Timothy Edgar of the Los Angeles Times writes that suspected terrorists on the government's watchlists should not be allowed to buy guns since the FBI's Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) is one of the most important tools for preventing future attacks. On the other hand, Alex Pareene of Gawker argues this approach would be a civil right disaster because the government's terrorist watchlists are riddled with errors and racial profiling.