Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his police commissioner went to Washington personally to plead for a bill that keeps people on the FBI terrorist watch list from buying guns and explosives. Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican from South Carolina, said that goes “too far”. Republican Senator Susan Collins also disagreed with the bill.
If there are people on the watch list in error, there is an appeal process. No law-abiding citizen would be denied their right to bear arms. But a future terror attack may be prevented.
In the meantime 1,119 on the watch list have purchased weapons, and one of them bought 50 pounds of military grade explosives. I only hope that guy doesn’t have a grudge against Orlando.