New York Times Opposed Terror Lists Until Realizing They Could Curtail Gun Rights

The New York Times editorial board loves the idea of using a terror watch list, more specifically the no-fly list, as a means to stop people from buying guns. Never mind that the list has problems. To the New York Times, it is common sense. That’s this week.

Last year, the New York Times was denouncing the terror lists as a terrible incursion into civil liberties in the United States.

This is how the New York Times actually concluded its editorial last year about the secretive terror lists:

This would be laughable if it weren’t such a violation of basic rights. A democratic society premised on due process and open courts cannot tolerate such behavior.

But now? Now, they think it would be an easy way to curtail gun ownership in the United States, an actual constitutional liberty, without due process. To quote the New York Times, “This would be laughable if it weren’t such a violation of basic rights. A democratic society premised on due process and open courts cannot tolerate such behavior.”