New bill being introduced by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) would prohibit you from acquiring a firearm if the government decides you are a terrorist OR simply suspected of being a terrorist. Remember they just came out with a memo identifying groups of people that may lean in that direction already.
Note too that this bill is being introduced by a Republican. Very disappointing.
H.R. 2159 would give "the Attorney General the authority to deny the sale, delivery, or transfer of a firearm or the issuance of a firearms or explosives license or permit to dangerous terrorists. . . . if the Attorney General determines that the transferee is known (or appropriately suspected) to be or have been engaged in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of, or related to terrorism, or providing material support thereof, and the Attorney General has a reasonable belief that the prospective transferee may use a firearm in connection with terrorism."
This new bill in unnecessary, because we already have laws that prohibit certain individuals (ex-cons, mentally ill, etc.) from purchasing firearms. This bill would not require proof that an individual is a terrorist - only suspected!