Vox Writer: President Should Unilaterally Ban Everyone From Buying Guns

Dylan MatthewsVox writer Dylan Matthews said on Twitter Thursday that he believed the president should be able to unilaterally ban all Americans from purchasing guns.

One of the arguments against gun control advocates’ proposal to ban those on federal terror watch lists from buying guns is that there is that it would deprive Americans of their rights without a trial, and that the government doesn’t have to explain why a given person was added to the list. But Matthews argued that was more of a feature than a bug.

Matthews tweet naturally attracted the ire of conservatives on Twitter, many of whom pointed out that he might feel differently about unilateral deprival of rights if Donald Trump was the one doing it.

Matthews did cede some ground, when fellow liberal Glenn Greenwald pointed out that Muslim-Americans would be most affected.

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