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Kathy C.
Democrat FL 14

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  • Congress Must Act to Keep Guns and Explosives Out of the Hands of Terrorists

    by Representative Kathy Castor

    Posted on 2015-12-09

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    CASTOR of Florida asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. CASTOR of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I strongly urge the House Republicans to allow a debate and a vote on an important bill that would address a terrorist threat in America and help keep our families safe.

    We must address the loophole in the law that allows someone who has been identified as a terrorist to obtain a firearm or explosive license. Many of these folks are not allowed to board airplanes, yet they can walk into a gun store and buy a firearm. And after the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, no loophole is more glaring than the one that has allowed 2,000 terrorists to buy deadly weapons in the U.S. over the past 11 years.

    I urge my GOP colleagues to stop blocking this bill. We must act to keep guns and explosives out of the hands of terrorists, and we must do so as urgently and quickly as possible.


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