Taking away one's constitutional right to travel freely within the United States without a trial by a jury of one's peers is an abomination that is part of the Security Theater that followed 9-11. In retrospect, conservatives should have revolted against President Bush when he naively created the Department of Homeland Security.
There is no evidence that a "no fly" list is anything more than a nuisance that any terrorist could easily get around with a stolen ID, but which honest citizens mistakenly on the list have no recourse. The idea that we would use this idiotic list to deny gun ownership without due process is totalitarian.
I am not surprised that Joe Manchin favors this diseased thinking. Seriously, it protects no one. This would not have stopped the San Bernardino massacre at the hands of Muslims, nor Sunday's massacre by Muslims in Orlando.
The Department of Homeland Security quickly became another politicized arm of the Democratic Party now run by Commissar Jeh Johnson, who would rather go after conservatives who rally peacefully than Muslims who kill in the name of Mohammad. The politically correct nature of the TSA, which treats all citizens like terrorists, shows it is a mall cop agency. We need good police work that targets suspects rather than everyone.
No politician will call for dismantling this agency for fear of being blamed if something goes wrong.
This is what happens when politicians panic.
The "no fly" list is unconstitutional. If only the ACLU protected our rights again.