The California Republican Senate Candidate debate took place Thursday at The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Most responses were predictable, but one question drew mind boggling responses by two of the three candidates.
Question: Should people on the no-fly watch list be allowed to purchase a gun?
Tom Campbell: Ah, NO!
Chuck DeVore: Yes, if they have not been convicted of a felony
Carly Fiorina: Yes
Campbell: Oh my goodness
Fiorina: That is why Tom Campbell has a poor rating from the National Rifle Association
Campbell: I can’t believe what I am hearing. Wait until they’ re off the no-fly list then exercise your second amendment rights.
Fiorina: The no-fly list is way too large. You are seeing an issue where Tom Campbell is way too close to Barbara Boxer for my taste.
Did Ms. Fiorina and Mr. DeVore follow the news lately? How could they make it easy for a terrorist to get weapons? I guess by Mr. DeVore’s thinking Khalid Sheikh Mohammed can purchase a gun since he has yet to be convicted. Maybe Ms. Fiorina should receive a current events lesson concerning her comments. It was because of the no-fly list that the Times Square Bomber was captured and the underwear bomber was able to travel into this country because they were NOT put on the list. I suggest Mr. DeVore and Ms. Fiorina think over their policy because I for one do not want to make it easier for a terrorist, even if they are an American citizen, to buy a gun.
A footnote: A former high-ranking CIA official commented to FrumForum tonight that, “It looks to me like the terrorists are consciously seeking American citizenship. The terrorists would become citizens so they won’t be detected. I am pretty worried about it.” What is even more worrisome is that two of the three Republican candidates don’t have common sense.