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House Republicans pushing gun control bill
The Hill ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Devaney

Posted on 06/24/2016 10:16:46 AM PDT by jazusamo

Greg Nash

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) is spearheading gun control legislation that would keep firearms out of the hands of suspected terrorists, but it is unclear whether Republican leadership will give the bill a vote.

The Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act announced Friday will serve as a companion bill to the compromise gun legislation introduced by Susan Collins (R-Maine) in the Senate.

The gun legislation would prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms.

The bipartisan legislation appears to have Democratic support and is backed by a handful of Republicans, including Reps. Bob Dold (Ill.), Scott Rigell (Va.), Peter King (N.Y.) and Curbelo.

“Some of our colleagues say this is all about terrorism,” Curbelo told reporters at a Friday press conference. "Others say this is all about guns. We are coming together to say this is about keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous terrorists."

The bill comes after House Democrats this week staged a sit-in in an attempt to force a vote on gun control legislation.

Under Curbelo’s bill, the attorney general would be empowered to block roughly 3,000 suspected terrorists who are on the no-fly list or selectee list from purchasing firearms, lawmakers said.

The legislation would also include provisions to swiftly remove people who are wrongly placed on the no-fly list and recoup the legal costs they spent defending their Second Amendment rights.

Curbelo spoke with House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) chief of staff about the legislation earlier in the week, while Rigell, who is also backing the bill, plans to meet with the Speaker’s office today.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 114th; 2ndamendment; banglist; curbelo; dold; guncontrol; king; rigell; uniparty; ushouse
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RINOs Rep. Carlos Curbelo, Dold, Riggel and Peter King are jumping on the gungrabber bandwagon, not surprised at all about King.
1 posted on 06/24/2016 10:16:46 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

“Suspected” being the key word there. I guess some Republicans care as little about due process as the Dems.


2 posted on 06/24/2016 10:18:21 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: jazusamo

Curbelo has pledged to vote for Hillary.


3 posted on 06/24/2016 10:20:42 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: DarthVader

The Uniparty is using Orlando as a pretense to justify their long standing agenda.

Blaming guns for jihad attacks rather than blaming Islam makes as much sense as blaming Zyklon-B for the Holocaust rather than blaming Nazi ideology.


4 posted on 06/24/2016 10:21:48 AM PDT by Ray76 (The evil effect of Obergefell is to deprive the people of rule of law & subject us to tyranny!)
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To: jazusamo

Delay it until Trump is president. Then it will die.


5 posted on 06/24/2016 10:22:35 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: DarthVader

Curbelo is a Miami La Raza Republican. No surprise he would vote for Hillary.


6 posted on 06/24/2016 10:22:41 AM PDT by lodi90 (Clear choice for Conservatives now: TRUMP or lose)
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To: Ray76; All; y'all; FReepers

Okay....what are we doing about it?

(Not being snarky....honestly asking what we all should be doing about this, NOW. TIA)


7 posted on 06/24/2016 10:23:57 AM PDT by Jane Long (Go Trump, go! Make America Safe Again :)
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To: jazusamo

How about this? If you make the list, home you go. End of problem.


8 posted on 06/24/2016 10:24:20 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: jazusamo

How about we just stop letting the terrorist into the country


9 posted on 06/24/2016 10:24:59 AM PDT by Lera ( 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
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To: jazusamo

Another step into banana republic status.


10 posted on 06/24/2016 10:25:05 AM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason and rule of law. Prepare!)
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To: jazusamo

Dold is candy-butt RINO in the mold of Mark Kirk.


11 posted on 06/24/2016 10:27:23 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: wastoute

Absolutely, that’d get the attention of at least a few RINOs.


12 posted on 06/24/2016 10:27:44 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jane Long
"Okay....what are we doing about it?"

I understand your question. And sadly the answer is ultimately "we won't comply".
They are so disconnected from reality (Repubs included, of course) they have no idea of the hornets nest they are trying to kick.
This will not end well.

13 posted on 06/24/2016 10:33:07 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Lera

“”How about we just stop letting the terrorist into the country””

Wouldn’t that make too much sense? They have all failed COMMON SENSE 101 and LOGIC 101.. They want to make a lot of noise, cobble a lot of words together, get attention and win another election.


14 posted on 06/24/2016 10:35:40 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: wastoute
"How about this? If you make the list, home you go."

You or I may easily make this list - because of course "due process" is too damned inconvenient.
Write a RKBA letter to the paper - make the list. Contribute to a Tea Party entity - make the list, etc

15 posted on 06/24/2016 10:36:14 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: jazusamo; All
”… that would keep firearms out of the hands of suspected terrorists, ..."

Again, I question why suspected terrorists are in the country in the first place?

Trump cannot make Mexico pay for a border wall fast enough.

Sadly, the wall will protect US citizens not only from undocumented immigrants who are possibly sick with some disease, but it will also protect us from naïve, low-information lawmakers who shouldn’t be in positions of power in the first place.

Remember in November !

Patriots need to support Trump by also electing a new, state sovereignty-respecting Congress that will not only work within its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers to support Trump’s vision for making America great again for everyone, but will also work with Trump to make Mexico pay for the wall.

Note that such a Congress will also probably be willing to fire state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices.

16 posted on 06/24/2016 10:38:08 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: jazusamo

17 posted on 06/24/2016 10:39:25 AM PDT by yoe ( KNOW YOUR HISTORY ON ISLAM....AN IDOLOGY OF FEAR..PC IS ITS WEAPON OF CHOICE.)
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To: wastoute

How about this? If you worship a rock, can’t speak English, or have no proper paperwork for being in America, out you go.


18 posted on 06/24/2016 10:39:49 AM PDT by LouAvul (Freedom without responsibility is anarchy.)
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To: jazusamo

Repatriate obama’s islamics -— and leave Americans and our rights alone. Problem solved. We will not give up our rights to enable keeping his anti- American Moslem enemy forces in our country


19 posted on 06/24/2016 10:41:12 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicians are not born. They're excreted." Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: Psalm 73

You do understand that now is the time to stop it. When it gets to the “We will not comply” , it is going to end in blood being shed. Do you understand this? Does everyone else?


20 posted on 06/24/2016 10:41:19 AM PDT by sport
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