Professor Volokh Comments in TIME and Chicago Tribune on How Banning Sale of Guns to People on “No-Fly” List Will Require Government to Establish Proof of Threat

December 11, 2015 – Commenting on a proposal by President Obama to ban the sale of guns to anyone on a federal “no-fly” list who is suspected of being a terrorist, Professor Eugene Volokh was quoted in TIME, as well as the Chicago Tribune and other outlets, as saying that suspicion is not enough, the government must first establish proof that a person is a threat before prohibiting them from buying a gun.   

“We generally don’t take away rights based on suspicion,” says UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh. “The government has to have some proof. If all the government can say is we suspect you of supporting terrorism, that’s not enough."

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