Many people might wonder why anyone would be opposed to keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists, but that's not really what the issue is here.
The FBI claims the only people on the list are those "known or reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist activity." The FBI website about the watch list admits that U.S. citizens are on the list and also states that it "cannot reveal whether a particular person is in the [list]."
So, here you have a list that is not revealed to the public that has people added to it merely by by suspicion of wrongdoing. The FBI even admits that there are occasional issues of “misidentified person[s]” being on the list because they have "a similar name to a person" on the list.
In this country, a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty without being given their right to Due Process. For example, a police officer cannot haul you off to jail indefinitely on the mere suspicion of breaking the law.
Yet these bills are proposing denying the Right to Keep and Bear Arms based upon a list of names that may or may not even be accurate, all the while preying on the fears of terrorism by the American people to do so.
And while we're talking about flaws, let us not forget that a recent Homeland Security briefing described "groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration" as potential domestic terrorists. Single issue groups like gun rights activists.
Is it a stretch to think that such bills would allow gun rights to be denied to anyone merely by claiming they are suspected of domestic terrorism? This is yet another slippery slope that we cannot afford to let faceless bureaucrats begin to push us down.