Dozens of United States Congressmen staged a sit-in during House Floor proceedings on Wednesday to make sure gun control legislation that would be a major violation of due process and constititional rights came to a vote.
Leading the charge for the sit-in is Georgia Rep. John Lewis. some of the legislation that he was trying to push to come to a vote was a “no-fly, no-buy” measure which would prevent those on a terror watch list from purchasing a firearm. However, bureaucrats secretly place people on the terror watch list with no due process and this legislation would deny constitutional rights to people with no due process. And there are countless statements about the government abusing the “no fly list” for political purposes.
Lewis, himself, however has been flagged by the TSA and has been stopped multiple times when trying to fly.
Lewis took part in the civil rights movement since the days of Martin Luther King Jr.
Names on the terror watch list can stay on the list for years, showing that it is much easier to get on the list, then to get off it. In John Lewis’ case, he was held up 35 to 40 times by TSA in the course of a year.
According to an old CNN report, spokesman Brenda Jones said Lewis tried to contact the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation and numerous executives of various airlines to get his name off the list. Lewis instead got a letter from the TSA to present to ticket agents to show that he cleared an identity check with them.
ironically John Lewis also ended up on one of the post-9/11 watchlists https://t.co/byI8ku3RK2 pic.twitter.com/9jbuKllYjA
— DENALI (@timothypmurphy) June 22, 2016
John Lewis himself was once added to the terror watchlist, and couldnt figure out how to get off of it. https://t.co/lFOcK4FJ7K
— Lee Fang (@lhfang) June 22, 2016