Speaker Ryan’s comments about the upcoming legislation hardly inspire confidence: while he acknowledges that the no fly and terror watch lists are imperfect, he still believes that Americans should lose their Second Amendment rights the moment they are placed on them.
Ironically, despite his capitulation to the left’s narrative on guns, Congressional Democrats continue to insist that he isn’t doing enough to limit gun rights, as a spokesperson for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi indicated when they accused Ryan of planning to put a version of the legislation supported by the NRA:
“On the call, Ryan said it was common sense that suspects on terror watch lists should not be able to buy guns, but the Wisconsin Republican wants to be sure that any provision protects due process for people who may mistakenly be added to such lists.
Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer office said the Democratic caucus was looking forward to reviewing Ryan’s proposal.
‘We will also be urging the Speaker to allow for an open process that provides House Democrats with a chance to file amendments and have a vote on the bipartisan ‘No Fly, No Buy’ bill,’ said Mariel Saez, a spokeswoman for Hoyer said.
With Democrats vowing to continue their protests, House GOP leaders are considering their options on how to proceed, Ryan said on the phone call.
Ryan told his colleagues that they are getting recommendations from the sergeant-at-arms and the parliamentarians, and that House Republicans will take any actions they deem necessary, according to the source on the call.”
Source: Roll Call
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