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Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:41 PM

U.S. House Republican gun bill draws the ire of Democrats

Source: Reuters

Politics | Fri Jul 1, 2016 8:20pm EDT

U.S. House Republican gun bill draws the ire of Democrats

WASHINGTON | BY DAVID MORGAN

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday introduced a measure intended to prevent gun sales to people on government watch lists, only to draw demands from Democrats for stronger proposals and a warning of possible new protests.

A week after Democrats ended a 25-hour sit-in on the House floor to call for gun legislation after the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican, said lawmakers will vote next week on a measure giving government authorities three days to convince a judge that someone on a terrorism watch list should not be allowed to obtain a firearm.

"It is a responsible measure that confronts this threat while protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens," House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement.

But in a Friday conference call, House Democrats reached "a clear consensus" to oppose the measure, calling it the handiwork of the National Rifle Association, an aide said. Similar legislation, backed by the NRA, was blocked by Democrats in the Senate last week.

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Eugene Jul 2016 OP
Press Virginia Jul 2016 #1
kimbutgar Jul 2016 #2
oneshooter Jul 2016 #3
scscholar Jul 2016 #5
DonP Jul 2016 #6
Eleanors38 Jul 2016 #10
virginia mountainman Jul 2016 #7
sarisataka Jul 2016 #8
Eleanors38 Jul 2016 #9
Press Virginia Jul 2016 #4

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:46 PM

1. What did they think they were going to get?

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:53 PM

2. You know the NRA dictated the bill to Ryan

A bill probably so flimsy it could easily been struck down in court by the NRA.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 09:14 PM

3. So tell us, what would you like to see in the bill? n/t

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 10:27 PM

5. More public safety and less due protection

 

The Republican's plan wouldn't stop any gun purchases.

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Response to scscholar (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 11:00 PM

6. Do you really want less Due Process?

 

That's really a Dick Cheney kind of government you're asking for.

So how will that work if we wind up with a President Trump and will you be screaming about "Due Process" when he suspends things like Habeas Corpus and locks up journalists he doesn't like?

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Response to DonP (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 4, 2016, 04:15 PM

10. If new DU rules apply, isn't the denial of due process advocacy of anti-Democratic policy?

 

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Response to scscholar (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 06:52 PM

7. Yes..

Lets apply that logic to the rest of the Bill of Rights...

If that logic works on ONE of them, it works on ALL of them.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 08:16 PM

8. Think of the children...

“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

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Response to scscholar (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 4, 2016, 04:12 PM

9. Should a person on a TerrorWatchList© be required to prove their own innocence?

 

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 09:43 PM

4. It's essentially the senate bill

 

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