DOJ overrules FBI on gun sales debate, says no-fly list can be used for ban

by Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times  |  published on June 16, 2016

Attorney General Loretta Lynch overruled FBI Director James B. Comey on Thursday, saying the Obama administration does support a ban on firearms sales to those on terrorist watch lists.

Mr. Comey last year had told Congress that the ban could end up alerting suspected terrorists that they are being investigated, and that could “blow” the cases his agents are trying to build.

But his superiors at the Justice Department rejected that, issuing a statement Thursday saying they want to see Congress approve the “no-fly, no-buy” plan Democrats are pursuing.

“The amendment gives the Justice Department an important additional tool to prevent the sale of guns to suspected terrorists by licensed firearms dealers while ensuring protection of the department’s operational and investigative sensitivities,” department spokesman Dena Iverson said in a statement.

The statement didn’t explain why officials disagreed with Mr. Comey’s evaluation.

  • John Siemens

    On top of that, they need to explain why all Muslims including Mateen are not on the terrorist watch list.

    I want to know what specific things get a person on the no fly list and what due process is afforded a citizen before they are put on this arbitrary list. This is tyranny.

    Here is the way it will work. If I make any negative comments about Obama, Lynch, Johnson or the way things are being run in DC, then without my knowledge or due process, I will be put on the list without being told. If I then try to buy a gun, which is my constitutional right, I can be arrested and sent to jail for originally exercising my right to free speech. What a brainless bunch of crap! Obama, a revolution is headed you way.

  • SDofAZ

    DOJ in a big hurry to do things. Sounds like the agency heads once again are in a frenzy to do BO’s edicts. Time to fire these lemmings and then see if the things they have done and condoned are illegal and prosecutable. No get out of jail free passes when the evidence comes to light cause all things done in the dark DO eventually come into the light of scrutiny.

  • Jerry

    No It Can’t, Loretta you peeeag

  • Phil Esposito

    If this passes, Obozo will put every American on it and there is no due process to get off it. That’s the plan.

  • Mrseddies

    Look at the IRS, now you want the FBI/DOJ to have similar power. The IRS could take your property without proof of any infraction of the tax code. If you are on the no-fly list you are not told and do not find out until you try to fly and then takes a long time to get your situation straightened out. There is no proof needed to be put on this list, no law broken or court ruling. Where are MY rights, I have not committed a crime but could be placed on a no-fly, no-buy list just for writing this comment.

    • SDofAZ

      You do not play their way, you end up on their lists. Sounds like a sure fire point of tremendous opportunities for BO and his little gang of lemmings.

  • Rodney Steward

    The Dob is one of Opey’s slaves, and is just following his Shariah demand! SO now ANYBODY can be considered a terrorist! The terrorist in Florida was a life long thug through school and up! It was on FOX News about his life, and he was a POS and this man was aloud to buy a weapon, thanks to the Obama clan! This was a known-wolf and this was partly staged by this administration! But when you have muslims appointed at every position what do U expect!!

    • Ace Dragon

      then if the fbi gives there findings on hillary, then the doj will fold and give her amenisty.

      • Rodney Steward

        Absolutely, she WILL WALK, and this makes me sick, but this POS WILL be our next President, the Whole system wants her, with her, HUGE Gov. and that is their dream! And the system is both parties!

  • itsfun

    Just wait until the FBI recommends prosecuting Hillary and the DOJ says no way. The handwriting is on the wall.

  • Richard Nicoletti

    When is Lynch going to get some balls and indict Hillary? What a pathetic administration. We have a pussy for a president and get a bunch of yes men in the cabinet. There is nothing on the horizon to give us hope.

    • Born in the South and proud

      Only hope on the horizon is VOTE TRUMP. Any thing else or not voting is just insuring the hill-the- kill is elected.

  • EngrBob

    The real issue is due process. Being placed on any list without due process amounts to dictatorial control that is not permitted by the Constitution. By all means delay a purchase for those on a watch list but let such application begin an immediate due process hearing to determined whether or not that individual warrants such designation, and if so, a subsequent trial and conviction to extend that delay.

    • Duke-Jinx

      Efuckingxactly !!

    • Worried Vet

      Won’t happen with all these liberal whiny idiots in office. These idiots have had way to much control and deceitful tactics along with the ass kissing liberal suck up liberals can do no wrong media. Until we unite and stop the idiot media w can’t stop them. The media is brainwashing millions of Americans with their liberal propaganda. If you don’t think this is a problem go back and take a look at Germany 1930s and 1940s. There are to many people who believe everything those idiots tell them on TV and radio. We’re in bad trouble even with Trump his mouth is his own worst enemy. His stubbornness is his second worst enemy. He must not listen to his advisors or if he does he needs to fire them all. With advice like that his people must be on Hillary’s team. What’s really sad the Rinos are on her team because if they don’t unite their putting Hillary in office. This fight to November won’t be easy even with Trump ignoring PC. When we let our gaurd down that’s when liberals swoop in.

    • Born in the South and proud

      If you are a foreigner you have no constitutional rights in the USA. Just like illegal aliens have no rights actual or implied in this country. Illegals are also not necessarily entitled to the right to a speedy trial etc. Now they are entitled to a quick trip to what ever border they came over and a swift kick in the ass to help them move. We need to take a few lessons from our dear friends in Mexico. They catch your illegal ass in Mexico and you win an all expense trip to one of their lovely prisons. Before some one starts calling me racist, bigot etc. I will say I have a lot of respect for the Mexican people. As a whole they are a very hard working group of people that are unfortunate to have a lousy corrupt government. I can easily understand how they want a better life for themselves and their families. Which is the same thing we all want. But, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about coming to this country. Do it right and come here legally and you are very welcome. Sneak in and you loose all those advantages. As an American learn the language and become a citizen. As Americans we have only one language (English) one flag ( The American Flag) and loyalty to only one country ( The USA() America) You are free to worship as you please ( that is you right as an American). This does not apply only to Latino’s but to all that come here. That includes the people of Europe, Asia, Africa and the near east. This includes those of the Muslim faith. Worship as you please but you have no rights or privilege to tell me or anyone else how, where and when we may practice our chosen religion or way of life.

      • Chris Robinette


      • REM

        Absolutely correct

    • Chris Robinette

      Agree with the due process because without it then anyone can end up on for any reason including Jay walking on Broad Ave prior to an Obama starbuck visit.

    • Patriot47

      The real goal here is simply gun grabbing at gubmint whim.

  • speedle24

    They didn’t explain why they disagreed because the reason is they don’t give a sh-t about whether or not the FBI can successfully bring a case against a Jihadist. Obama and his minions are only interested in their ideology and gaining useful idiot voters.

  • Patrick Driscoll

    The DOJ is like the current version of the KKK, but on the reverse racism approach. DC is not infested with these delusional/obuma sucking LL huge ass black bitches. No real solutions here for real Americans.

  • oat21

    Just another maneuver using his DOJ puppet to disrupt investigations similar to his “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE) mandate instead of “FBI counter-terrorism” neutering and limiting their (FBI, CIA) abilities to investigate anything referring to “Muslim”, “jihadist” or “Islamic Terrorism”, blinding our nation’s intelligence agencies to the threat from Islamic terrorism here at home or in the mid east.

  • dumbvet

    Does any one of Obama’s minions have any brains!

    • Born in the South and proud

      Nope and no balls either. They do have yes your majesty sire. down pat though.

  • Patrick Driscoll

    Demi are just insane devil worshiping abused children.

  • Patrick Driscoll

    The DOJ and its obuma bitch, LL, is no longer doing the job of supporting the States that have come together for the common good. Now it is only about the good according to obuma and LL and that is never going to be good enough. States should do whatever they have to. They need to protect their common good and not the ton of donuts LL is eating and the ugly golf obuma is playing. Hilary is just a damaged creature without a soul. She should just put in Benghazi without a gun or weapon for several nights and see what it felt like.

  • gerald Hughes

    had enough?
    Anyone left that still thinks that we can coexist with the liberal dem bloodsuckers?
    It’s time

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