Republicans opposed to the legislation say using the list for gun background checks would unfairly punish law-law abiding citizens, since the list includes those for whom investigators have not been able to find sufficient evidence for arrest or prosecution.
"The majority of the people on the no-fly list are oftentimes people that just basically have the same name as somebody else, who doesn't belong on the no-fly list," Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., then a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, said on CNN in December. "Former Sen. Ted Kennedy once said he was on a no-fly list. There are journalists on the no-fly list."
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