The only time you’ll see the left advocate against “political correctness” is when it is truly politically correct. Meaning that said “correctness” is supported by the Constitution and does not actively restrict your civil rights.
Which is why they’re beginning to push again for the FBI to be able to keep NICS background checks indefinitely, among other things.
A full investigation will reveal whether other red flags should have resulted in preventive action, but here is one thing we already know: A federal law repeatedly supported by Congress interfered with the FBI’s ability to find out about Hasan’s purchase of a handgun. Knowledge of that purchase might — and should — have triggered great scrutiny. And it could have saved lives.
During the Clinton administration, the FBI had access to records of gun background checks for up to 180 days. But in 2003, Congress began requiring that the records be destroyed within 24 hours. This requirement, one of the many restrictions on gun data sponsored by Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), meant that Hasan’s investigators were blocked from searching records to determine whether he or other terrorist suspects had purchased guns. When Hasan walked out of Guns Galore in Killeen, Tex., the FBI had only 24 hours to recognize and flag the record — and then it was gone, forever.
As former FBI agent Brad Garrett has said, “The piece of information about the gun could have been critical. One of the problems is that the law sometimes restricts you in what you can do.”
The Tiahrt amendments passed by Congress interfere with preserving, sharing and investigating data on gun purchases by terrorist suspects. If that weren’t bad enough, Congress has also failed to close a gap in federal law that prevents the FBI from blocking a sale to an individual under investigation for terrorist activity.
So, the anti-civil rights creeps are pushing hard to use the murders of thirteen Americans at Fort Hood to get let the FBI keep records of your firearms purchases indefinitely and deny you a civil right based on whether or not you are on a list that even Democrat pols have openly mocked on the floor of Congress for being frivolous.
Never mind that none of these manuevers would have stopped the mass murder at Fort Hood. The concern trolls are out campaigning in the leftosphere.