In the 1990s, I despised Bob Barr because he was one of the leaders of the GOP impeachment gang. Since then, he has left Congress and discovered his libertarian side, and we find ourselves having a lot of common ground.
Today we discussed why Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s proposal to ban firearms sales to anyone on the terrorism watch list is a bad idea. It may seem a no-brainer that makes sense (after all, keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists seems right), but remember that these are people only suspected of terrorist ties, not those convicted of terrorism or any other criminal act.
Listen to Barr explain further why this would be a bad law, and why he regrets helping to write the Patriot Act in 2001.