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Marco Rubio: 700,000 Americans could be affected by bill tying terrorist watch list to gun purchases (comments by Timothy Edgar)

December 7, 2015 PolitiFact

Timothy Edgar, a Watson Institute senior fellow, comments on a prospective bill that Republicans are saying would affect 700,000 Americans if gun purchases were tied to the terror watch list. Edgar says "Rubio is almost certainly off by orders of magnitude," noting that innocent people are mistakenly put on the watch list due to similar names.

Marco Rubio: 700,000 Americans could be affected by bill tying terrorist watch list to gun purchases (comments by Timothy Edgar) – PolitiFact