Saturday, June 18, 2005

Recommended Reading

The New McCarthyism: Depriving Constitutional Rights Based on Mere Suspicion (pdf link) explains why being on VGTOF (Violent Gang and Terrorist Organization File) should not be allowed to create a "hit" on the NICS background check when purchasing a firearm. Whereas people should only show up on a NICS check because due process has indicated they once committed a crime, it is possible to turn up on the VGTOF because your name is somewhat similar to someone else who may or may not pose a terroristic threat, or even maybe just because of sheer mistake.

tnx to The Volokh Conspiracy

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