Jeb Bush: No-Fly List Not Accurate Enough ‘To Use For Restricting Gun Rights’ [VIDEO]

Steve Guest | Media Reporter

Jeb Bush argued that if an individual is being tracked by the FBI, “they shouldn’t be able to get guns…but the no-fly list is a much broader list, it’s not an accurate list to be able to use for restricting gun rights for law abiding citizens.”

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, the former governor argued, “If you’re tracking someone who you believe may be a terrorist, of course they shouldn’t get guns. The FBI has that capability right now. (RELATED: Carly Fiorina: ‘We’re Not Enforcing The Laws We Have’ [VIDEO])

Asked by Stephanopoulos if he was “okay” with terror suspects who pledge allegiance to ISIS being able to buy guns, Bush explained, “I don’t think it is appropriate.”

“If we’re tracking them and the FBI know that someone is in our country and they are tracking them, they shouldn’t be able to get guns for sure,” Bush explained. “But the no fly list is a much broader list, it’s not an accurate list to be able to use for restricting gun rights for law abiding citizens.”

Stephanopoulos followed up, “So you’re saying that if the list were more refined, then you would be?”

“Yeah, yeah I mean if you have, if you’re tracking someone who you believe may be a terrorist, of course they shouldn’t get guns. The FBI has that capability right now,” Bush claimed.

Stephanopoulos pushed back, “But right now, according to the law, someone could pledge allegiance to ISIS and that wouldn’t necessarily be disqualifying.”

“It should be and I think it is,” Bush insisted. “I think if the FBI is aware of, if they are tracking someone, they have the ability to look and see and they are notified when someone tries to purchase a gun.”

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