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Muslims, civil rights activists clash with lawmakers over "No Fly, No Buy" bill
U.S. Rep. Paul D. Tonko urged stronger gun control measures Sunday, including a "No Fly, No Buy" bill banning those on the terrorist watch list from buying weapons, after arriving in Albany days after a 26-hour sit-in by House Democrats.
The "No Fly, No Buy" bill would bar the sale of firearms to those the Attorney General determines are suspected of ties to terrorist activities, with another bill expanding background checks.
Cohoes psychiatrist Dr. Aliya Saeed, however, called the government's watch listing system a "blunt instrument" that discriminates against people with Muslim-sounding names and would not prevent mass shootings.
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