Thus spake the US Senate. OTOH, if you are a convicted felon you can fly but might not be able to buy a gun, unless you go to one of those loophole gun shows.
I see some editorials and columns and comments about this outrageous Senate vote. Its defenders argue that the no fly list is not fully reliable. Some people not really suspected of terrorism are on it and would be deprived of their right to buy a gun. I know the NY Times just had a front page editorial about stopping the gun epidemic, but somehow this Senate vote strikes me as being so far beyond the pale of anything remotely defensible or even sane (Obama called it "insane," and I agree), that I would expect more noise than there has been. But somehow there has not been quite the level of outrage I would think is appropriate.
I guess this is just a sign of how many completely ridiculous and unacceptable things have been happening. When one comes along that is completely bonkers, so many of us do not even notice any more or even care all that much.