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Democrat TX 33

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  • Closing the Terrorist Gun Loophole

    by Representative Marc A. Veasey

    Posted on 2015-12-08

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    VEASEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. VEASEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express my deep concern for the safety of our country and urge colleagues to act today on sensible gun safety legislation. Time after time, House Republicans have denied any discussion of voting on a measure that will close a dangerous loophole that currently allows suspects on the FBI's terrorist watch list to buy guns. Last week alone, House Republicans voted not one time, not two, but three times to block debate on the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Terrorists Act.

    According to a report by the Government Accountability Office, since 2004, more than 2,000 suspects on the FBI's terrorist watch list have successfully purchased weapons in the United States. More than 90 percent of all suspected terrorists who attempted to buy a gun walked away with the weapon of their choice.

    Mr. Speaker, this bill is just common sense: if you are too dangerous to fly, then you are too dangerous to buy a gun. We must do all that we can to prevent senseless acts of violence in our communities and bring this legislation to a vote today.


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