California Sen. Dianne Feinstein along with a virtual “who’s who” of anti-gun lawmakers are proposing to give the DOJ increased powers to deny gun transfers based on classified terror watch lists. (Photo: AP)

A number of lawmakers known for anti-gun legislation led by California Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are backing a measure to prevent those on government watch lists from buying guns and explosives.

The proposal would allow the Department of Justice to deny firearms background checks for those who appear on consolidated terrorist watch lists to include the no-fly list.

“Under current law, known or suspected terrorists on terrorist watch lists are prohibited from boarding airplanes, but they are legally allowed to buy firearms and explosives anywhere in the United States. That makes no sense,” said Feinstein in a statement obtained by Guns.com

Written by Chris Eger- Guns
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