House gop to move on measures to block terrorists from buying guns – nbc news
One of the issues discussed at the time was efforts aimed at keeping guns away from suspected terrorists. On Thursday, Ryan reiterated that it’s important to make sure suspected terrorists can’t get guns, but also stressed then need to take a measured approach in crafting legislation.
A spokesman for House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer told NBC News that the lawmaker looks forward to seeing the details of Ryan’s proposal.
“It remains to be seen whether the legislation is a bipartisan proposal that will address gun violence by keeping guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists, or if this is a partisan package that includes poison pill provisions – such as the Cornyn or Johnson proposals,” said Mariel Saez, a Hoyer spokesperson.
The reference was to an amendment by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn that would have allowed the Attorney General to delay a purchase of a gun for up to 72-hours for a suspected terrorist or an individual investigated for terrorism in the last five years and also seek a court order to prevent the sale. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, had a measure that would have required a hearing before a judge before stopping a gun sale.
“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 introduced by Rep. (Peter) King,” Saez said.