House Dems rip GOP for blocking gun debate

JAN. 16, 2013 PHOTOSeth Perlman/AP

A bill to stop suspected terrorists from buying weapons in the united state got nowhere in the House on Tuesday.

They will not even talk about it.
Hard-headed Home Republicans obstructed a debate Tuesday on a bill that would close a loophole allowing presumed terrorists to legitimately buy guns.
The Republicans’ flag waving for the NRA comes only 18 days after greatly armed ISIS-linked enemies savagely butchered 130 individuals in Paris and only four days after a shooter left three individuals dead and 9 wounded at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.
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Home Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tore into her GOP equivalents after they unanimously voted versus having a floor debate on the federal Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act, which would bar gun sales to those on the government’s no-fly list.
Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.) stood against the gun legislation, saying that he was "completely focused on securing passage of the Zadroga 9/11 Health Bill."Jim Cole/AP

Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.) stood against the weapon legislation, saying that he was “totally focused on securing passage of the Zadroga 9/11 Health Expense.”Jim Cole/AP

Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.) stood against the gun legislation, saying that he was “completely focused on protecting passage of the Zadroga 9/11 Health Expense.”.
“It is outrageous that Republicans are securing believed terrorists’ ability to stroll into a weapon shop and purchase deadly weapons,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement following the procedural motion Tuesday afternoon.
“Our first duty as members of Congress is to safeguard and safeguard the American people. We do not strengthen our security by turning away horrified (evacuee) households while enabling suspected terrorists to purchase weapons in America.”.
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The gun-loving Republicans– and their National Rifle Association backers– have effectively blocked the bipartisan expense, which would permit the lawyer general to bar sales of dynamites and firearms to those on the no-fly list, considering that a variation was first presented in 2007.
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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) aimed to push the focus away from weapon ownership legisaltion, saying “we require to take a look at repairing our country’s mental health system.”.

Many Republicans have actually taken a stand against peace of mind, shying away from any legislation restricting weapon ownership in favor of laws dealing with mental health concerns.
“What happened is terrible, and justice should be swift,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stated Tuesday of last week’s shooting in Colorado. “Clearly, we can do more, and one common denominator in these disasters is mental disorder. That’s why we require to look at repairing our nation’s mental health system.”.
Federally certified weapon dealers are currently disallowed from offering guns to individuals with felony convictions or significant mental disorders.
But some recognized or believed terrorists, restricted from boarding airplanes by the government’s no-fly list, are totally free to purchase assault rifles and other weapons.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi ripped her GOP counterparts for blocking debate on the gun bill.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Home Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi ripped her GOP counterparts for blocking argument on the gun bill.

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More than 2,000 suspects on the FBI’s Terrorist Watchlist bought weapons in the united state over the previous 11 years, according to the federal Government Responsibility Workplace.
A floor argument never ever stood a chance on Tuesday– even the Republican who authored the bill, Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.), voted with his coworkers against it.
The move shows Democrats are ready to ramp up the rhetoric over the problem, and gun control more usually, following the latest terror attacks.
“I am completely concentrated on securing passage of the Zadroga 9/11 Health Bill and do not desire anything diverting attention from that,” King stated of a program that has ended and is lacking time for congressional backing to continue.
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