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    by Representative Louie Gohmert

    Posted on 2015-12-08

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    GOHMERT. Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Perry), my friend, and the gentlewoman from Texas (Ms. Jackson Lee), my friend, for having a bill that would actually clean up some problems within Homeland Security.

    But, as I listen to the debate, including the last gentlewoman who moved for adjournment, I wonder if people who speak on this floor, Mr. Speaker, sometimes listen to themselves. As the gentlewoman pointed out--we could have the words read back, but she actually said that the Times Square bomber, the guy that was trying to blow up people with a bomb in Times Square, could have gone in and bought a gun. Obviously, he wasn't using a gun.

    We also know that, as our friends across the aisle have proposed more stringent background checks and more extensive gun control laws, that not one of the proposals of this administration would have stopped the killings in Colorado, in Oregon at the community college, or at San Bernardino. This body ought to be about doing things that make a difference, not doing things for show.

    As far as the no-fly list, when we have a process that is conducted behind closed doors, a process that was not formulated and voted on by the elected Members of Congress, that puts people on a no-fly list, my friends who support that idea are telling people around the country, including the 200,000 people buying guns in the last month, that we want an arbitrary process by a President, who a Muslim Brotherhood publication in Egypt says is advised by six of their top Muslim brothers, to formulate a list--it is not my words. That is the Egyptian publication back in December of 2012. They want that President formulating behind closed doors a list of Americans who can never buy a gun. This is the same administration that has gone after conservative organizations with the IRS.

    Let me also point out that, before you try to clean out the homes of honest, law-abiding Americans, including a general who is a constituent who keeps ending up on the no-fly list, why don't you get rid of the 72 Department of Homeland Security employees who were on the no-fly list before you try to take guns away from law-abiding Americans.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman has expired.

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