Always has been. Mr. Korwin puts it nicely:
An arbitrary list, with no checks and balances, no functional controls or due process of any kind, will deny our fundamental constitutional civil and human rights. The
man currently in the White House is calling for the list. You're insane
if you object, he says.
By implication, if you can't buy a gun,
you certainly aren't free to possess any of the firearms you already
own, right? Someone should come and take all those dangerous guns away
from you because they must be contraband. You're too dangerous to own
them. How do you get off the list? You have to sue the federal
Mr. Obama wants to turn an arbitrary no-fly list run
by the government without rules into an arbitrary no-buy list for your
fundamental right to keep and bear arms. The gloves are off, the cat is
out of the bag, the lie is bald-faced. There are no known parameters for
adding people to the list. The Terrorist Screening Center, a secretive
FBI branch you can't deal with, runs it.
This is on the same level as the idiots who insist marijuana must be legal "But we have to ban tobacco!" Vaping helps a lot of people deal with smoking, But...
I have been reminded, in a thread over on Bookface, that communism and socialism will always have apologists, and reminding them of the National Socialists in Germany being socialists really pisses them off. "Oh no, they were not!" for various bullshit reasons.
Because being associated with Stalin and Mao and the gulags and Holodomor is no real problem, but Hitler and his camps is.