QOTD “If someone suspected they were being surveilled -or they were doing something illegal and wanted to know if they’d done something to alert authorities,” Keane said, “they could go to a gun store and try to make a legal purchase. If they were denied, well.there’s their answer.”
So if the anti-civil rights crowd were to get their latest wish to infringe on the rights of American citizens in their fake fight against terrorism they would be providing the terrorists a useful tool to detect surveillance. This could cause them to execute a planned attack early, before authorities can stop it. It might be worth pointing this out to those you know who support these measures (especially if they hold office) and ask them just whose side they are on.