DOJ Cross-Checking Gun Buyers With Terror Lists

A federal class-action lawsuit filed this week accuses the Justice Department of treating “every potential gun owner like a terrorist” by requiring the cross-checking of names of firearm purchasers with those on secret watch lists.

Paloma Capanna, an attorney, filed a complaint this week against the Justice Department’s top brass in Rochester, New York, to raise objections to the federal government’s use of rosters containing the names of suspected terrorists when reviewing proposed firearm purchases. Ms. Capanna is a policy analyst with the Shooters Committee on Political Education, a New York-based gun rights group.

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