In the wake of the events of January 6th, the federal government has been increasingly adding U.S. citizens to the No Fly List, with zero due process. On its own, that should be troubling to those who value personal freedoms, but if the left gets their way, things will become a lot worse.
As recent as 2018, Democrats, with the help of moderate Republicans, have pushed “No Fly, No Buy” laws to bar those on the No Fly List from purchasing firearms. The 2018 measure was sponsored by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and shared broad support from Democrats, along with a number of anti-gun Republicans.
“Our bipartisan bill is based on one simple principle: if you are considered to be too dangerous to fly on an airplane, you should not be able to buy a firearm,” Sen. Collins said when introducing the bill.
In March of this year, Obama’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel encouraged Democrats to bring up “No Fly, No Buy.” No bill has yet been filed, but with Emanuel banging the war drums, it is almost certain to happen.
With little recourse for those on the No Fly List, this measure would give government bureaucrats the ability to strip Second Amendment rights from anybody they please without due process.
Not only that, but newly leaked information obtained by AmmoLand shows that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been running background checks on gun buyers retroactively. So somebody who purchased a firearm legally could later be denied, and have that firearm taken away, if the government places them on a No Fly List before running that retroactive background check.
This is a real fear for the tens of thousands of Americans on the No Fly List. Many people on the No Fly List are there for no reason other than having a name that is similar to somebody else on the list, which the ACLU has reported extensively on.
Often, people on the list are left with no answers as to why, like is the case with right-wing commentator Nick Fuentes and former Republican nominee for U.S. Senate Lauren Witzke.
Following the January 6th rally, which both figures lawfully attended, they found out they are on the No Fly List when they attempted to board a flight. Neither Fuentes nor Witzke are facing charges relating to the event, and there is no evidence either of them entered the Capitol building. Yet they remain on the No Fly List.
When New York Times best-selling author Michelle Malkin filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information relating to the placement of Fuentes and Witzke on the No Fly List, the FBI demanded she pay $4,536 to obtain the documents they have on the two.
While there is yet to be a “No Fly, No Buy” bill filed this legislative session, following the events of January 6th, with the left dead-set on labeling millions of Americans as domestic terrorists, it is only logical that they file such a bill.