Sen. Charles Schumer is renewing a push for a bill that would put people appearing on the no-fly list on a no-buy gun list, too.
As WCBS 880’s Stephanie Colombini reported, disqualifying criteria for gun ownership includes being a convicted felon or domestic abuser. But being a suspected terrorist on the no-fly list does not disqualify potential gun buyers in the U.S.
“How could this be?” Schumer, D-N.Y., asked Sunday. “It sounds like something out of ‘Alice in Wonderland.’”
The bill Schumer is backing was initially proposed by former President George W. Bush in 2007. It would close a loophole Schumer calls the “terror gap.”