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Scott Jones won’t prevent Terrorists on the No Fly List from Owning a Firearm

JONES’ CLAIM:
Scott Jones said he’s running for Congress to keep people safe, and that he wants to do whatever it takes to stop terrorists.

THE FACTS:
Jones opposed a bill that would forbid people on the federal terror watch list from buying guns.

BACKUP:
Unlike many of his colleagues in California law enforcement who saw the basic common sense safety benefits of preventing people the government suspects of having terrorist ties from buying firearms, Scott Jones opposed Senator Dianne Feinstein’s so called “No Fly, No Buy” bill.

McClatchy 1/8/2016
Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a Republican candidate for Congress, is breaking with other California law enforcement officials to oppose Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s bill to forbid people on a federal terror watch list from buying guns.

McClatchy 1/8/2016
Feinstein, a Democrat from San Francisco, is touting law enforcement support for her bill, saying the police chiefs of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Philadelphia and Washington are among those who have signed on to support the legislation.

Even the National Rifle Association said that the government should be able to adjudicate and, if necessary, block the sale of firearms to a known terrorist.

6/15/2016 National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action

Anyone on a terror watchlist who tries to buy a gun should be thoroughly investigated by the FBI and the sale delayed while the investigation is ongoing.  If an investigation uncovers evidence of terrorist activity or involvement, the government should be allowed to immediately go to court, block the sale, and arrest the terrorist.”

If so many people and groups can see the need for common-sense action to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists, why can’t Scott Jones?

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