The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its screening of passengers before they arrive at the airport by searching a wide array of government and private databases that can include records like car registrations and employment information.
What else does it include? Well, if you are a gun owner with a CCW permit, it includes that. If you live in a state that requires you to register a firearm, it includes that. If you live in a state that keeps a database of firearm purchases, it includes that.
Why is that a big deal?
Because instead of looking for terrorists, the TSA will be directing extra scrutiny at law abiding gun owners while the guy from Nigeria with a pound of C-4 in his underwear will be waved by since the TSA is more comfortable with planes being hijacked than being accused of racial profiling.
Also, what does the exercising of the 2nd Amendment by law abiding citizens have to do with the TSA?
What knowledge will be gleamed from this invasion of privacy that will safeguard air travel?
None, save for the further indoctrination that tries to equate guns with someone bad while the 4th Amendment is once again thrown through the shredder.
This is one of the main arguments on why gun registration and the requirement of a permit to carry is such a danger. The information can be used and ultimately WILL BE used by a government agency to attack, punish or somehow harass law abiding gun owners.
So now the TSA can harass and give directed scrutiny to gun owners and can point to a database and say “they are on the list, they have to be given EXTRA scrutiny.”
And liberty dies a little more.