This is the question that Huffington Post current has blaring from their main site in bold red scare-the-pants-off-you font. Of course, their headline has the usual bogeymen (NRA, Sarah Palin) attached to this horrifying notion, even though the linked article doesn't mention Palin at all. Another link points to a survey indicating the rank-and-file members of the NRA disagree with the leadership and favor the idea of restrictions. Basically, the issue is presented in the worst trappings of partisanship imaginable...it's on par with a Fox News piece, just slanted the other way. That said, the issue itself interests me because it's a matter of Constitutional law...so I offer it up here for discussion by the members so inclined (and not in the penalty box :tongue: ): Should people on the federal government's terror suspect watchlist (aka the "no-fly" list) be denied the right to purchase firearms? To me, the issue is a no-brainer...of course they shouldn't be denied. It would be a clear violation of the 2nd, 5th and 14th Amendments to the US Constitution...respectively the right to keep and bear arms, the right of due process, and the right of equal protection under the law. This watchlist is completely cloaked in secrecy. The public has no visibility into the people currently listed, nor what critera are established that place someone on it. However, those on the list have not been indicted nor otherwise charged with any crime. There is no available means of legal recourse for a person to challenge their inclusion on this list. For anyone to actually advocate empowering the government to restrict individual freedoms based on some secret list bespeaks either a staggering degree of ignorance or a lack of respect for the ideals upon which this nation was founded.