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"I just came from a meeting, today, in the situation room, in which I’ve got people who we know have been on ISIL websites living here in the United States - US citizens. And we’re allowed to put them on the no fly list when it comes to airlines, but because of the National Rifle Association I cannot prohibit those people from buying guns!"
However, as AllOutdoor notes, if you listen carefully to Obama's full response, there is a comment Obama gives about knowing browser history that should sent everyone into a blind rage.
I just came from a meeting today in the Situation Room in which I got people who we know have been on ISIL Web sites, living here in the United States, U.S. citizens, and we’re allowed to put them on the no-fly list when it comes to airlines, but because of the National Rifle Association, I cannot prohibit those people from buying a gun.
This is somebody who is a known ISIL sympathizer. And if he wants to walk in to a gun store or a gun show right now and buy as much — as many weapons and ammo as he can, nothing’s prohibiting him from doing that, even though the FBI knows who that person is.
One of my senior tech guys . . . who was definitely in a position to know . . .
originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: Phage
One of my senior tech guys . . . who was definitely in a position to know . . . insisted in about 1970 in the Navy that officials had been monitoring ALL electricity based communications circuits for some time--with literally acres of computers.
I do NOT believe they monitor LESS now. Not by a long shot.
He also said they had a technology to 'open' without physically opening such . . . snail mail . . . and unfolding it and reading it--by computer. He said he didn't have direct knowledge of that but believed the one who'd told him.
He had direct knowledge of the other, IIRC.
originally posted by: AmericanRealist
a reply to: syrinx high priest
the majority of the no fly list have never ever even committed a crime, let alone a terrorist act. I would like to put you on a list of people who don't think before they speak/write, and then restrict your rights though. How would that feel??