May 15, 2007 Congressman Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) speaking
at DC's annual Stand Up For a Safe America event sponsored by
the Brady Center says if your name is on the terrorist no fly
list you should not be allowed to own a gun.
Why are there so many names on the U.S. government's terrorist
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In September 2007, the Inspector General of the Justice Department
reported that the Terrorist Screening Center (the FBI-administered
organization that consolidates terrorist watch list information
in the United States) had over 700,000 names in its database
as of April 2007 - and that the list was growing by an average
of over 20,000 records per month.1 (See also this new March
2008 report.2 ) http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/reports/plus...
By those numbers, the list now has over one million names on
it. Terrorist watch lists must be tightly focused on true terrorists
who pose a genuine threat. Bloated lists are bad because: *
they ensnare many innocent travelers as suspected terrorists,
and * because they waste screeners' time and divert their energies
from looking for true terrorists. http://www.aclu.org/privacy/spying/wa...