Fox News’s Carl Cameron reports that Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association are “essentially in agreement” on gun restrictions for people on the no-fly list.
In an interview on Fox New’s “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday, Trump said, “I’m going to be looking at it very, very seriously, the terror watchlist, the no-fly list. I’m going to be talking to the NRA about that and starting a dialogue. … A number of people have brought this to my attention, and I understand why we should be discussing it.” (RELATED: NRA Endorses Donald Trump)During a report on “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday, Cameron said, “There’s really not very much of a dispute here. The NRA says if you are on the no-fly list you shouldn’t be able to buy. No-fly, no-buy.” (RELATED: FBI Director: Gun Control Measure Would Harm Terror Investigations)
“But there is an exception to that no-fly list, because there are often people are put on it who are removed from it because they shouldn’t have been on it in the first place. It was a confused name or a juxtaposed letter in a name … and so the NRA is concerned that those people put on the no-fly list and then get removed from it should have removed [their] prohibition of buying guns. But Trump and the NRA are essentially in agreement on this. There is just that one little deal with the no-fly list: if somebody is removed from it, will their ability to purchase a handgun or a firearm then be resumed?” (VIDEO: DHS Secretary: Gun Control Should Be Handled By Homeland Security)
On Wednesday, the NRA released a statement saying they are happy to meet with Trump: “The NRA believes that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms, period. 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. At the same time, due process protections should be put in place that allow law-abiding Americans who are wrongly put on a watchlist to be removed.”