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Sheila J.
Democrat TX 18

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  • Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2130, Red River Private Property Protection Act, and Providing for Consideration of Motions to Suspend the Rules

    by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Posted on 2015-12-09

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    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I think most Americans think it is important for the Constitution to be protected. The Second Amendment is protected. We have the right to bear arms.



    But most Americans would find our actions and inactions questionable at best because, after the 353rd mass murder, this Congress cannot come together and vote on one simple bill, that is, that individuals on the no-fly and terrorist watch lists would not be able to purchase guns.

    Yes, my colleagues, today, as we stand here, they can purchase guns. They can purchase guns without imprisonment, without charges. In memory of San Bernardino, among the other failures that caused their deaths, the one we know of was the utilization of automatic weapons that shot thousands or hundreds of rounds--many rounds--killing these innocent persons.

    I rise today to say that we should not move from this place without passing the Peter King bill, which keeps guns--automatic weapons--out of the hands of terrorists. How simple a question. How simple an answer. Vote ``yes'' for the American people.

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