Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Terror Watchlists & Gun Loopholes: A Tricky Balancing Act (interview with Tim Edgar)

June 15, 2016 WNYC

Senior Fellow Timothy Edgar discusses how someone gets put on the terrorist watchlist and whether policies related to the watchlist should be changed. Edgar previously reviewed terrorist watchlists under the Bush and Obama Administration between 2006 and 2009. Revelations about the Orlando mass shooting indicate the FBI placed the shooter on a terrorist watchlist, but critics say it wouldn't have mattered if he remained on the list because of his civil liberties. 

"Terror Watchlists & Gun Loopholes: A Tricky Balancing Act" - WNYC