Skip to comments.House Republicans pushing gun control bill
Posted on 06/24/2016 10:16:46 AM PDT by jazusamo
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 Curbelos 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 Ryans (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 Speakers office today.
“Suspected” being the key word there. I guess some Republicans care as little about due process as the Dems.
Curbelo has pledged to vote for Hillary.
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.
Delay it until Trump is president. Then it will die.
Curbelo is a Miami La Raza Republican. No surprise he would vote for Hillary.
Okay....what are we doing about it?
(Not being snarky....honestly asking what we all should be doing about this, NOW. TIA)
How about this? If you make the list, home you go. End of problem.
How about we just stop letting the terrorist into the country
Another step into banana republic status.
Dold is candy-butt RINO in the mold of Mark Kirk.
Absolutely, that’d get the attention of at least a few RINOs.
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.
“”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.
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
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 shouldnt 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 Trumps 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.
How about this? If you worship a rock, can’t speak English, or have no proper paperwork for being in America, out you go.
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
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?