NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Sen. Charles Schumer is renewing a push for a bill that would put people appearing on the no-fly list on a no-buy gun list, too.
As WCBS 880’s Stephanie Colombini reported, disqualifying criteria for gun ownership includes being a convicted felon or domestic abuser. But being a suspected terrorist on the no-fly list does not disqualify potential gun buyers in the U.S.READ MORE: NYCFC Rallies Late, Stuns Philadelphia For Spot In MLS Cup Final
“How could this be?” Schumer, D-N.Y., asked Sunday. “It sounds like something out of ‘Alice in Wonderland.'”
The bill Schumer is backing was initially proposed by former President George W. Bush in 2007. It would close a loophole Schumer calls the “terror gap.”READ MORE: Eagles Remain Undefeated In Their History Against Jets, Score On First 7 Possessions In Easy Win
“The terror gap represents a gaping hole in our national security,” Schumer said.
He said with the growing threat of ISIS around the world, it’s more important than ever for lawmakers to act. Schumer is bringing the bill to the Senate floor after the Thanksgiving recess.MORE NEWS: Connecticut Man Who Tested Positive For Omicron Variant Resting At Home With Mild Symptoms, Gov. Lamont Says
“Unless we fix it fast, it is only a matter of time before it is exploited to do horrible damage,” he said.