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  • Terrorist Watch List

    by Representative Mike Thompson

    Posted on 2015-12-07

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    THOMPSON of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. THOMPSON of California. Mr. Speaker, terrorists shouldn't be able to legally buy guns. However, right now, someone on the FBI's terrorist watch list can go into a gun store and buy a firearm of their choosing--legally. Since 2004, more than 2,000 suspected terrorists have legally purchased weapons in the United States.

    Last week, House Republicans voted three times to protect the ability of suspected terrorists to continue buying guns. This made our country less safe.

    Mr. Speaker, that is why I just filed a discharge petition that would allow us to vote on a bipartisan bill to close the terror list loophole. The bill makes sure those on the FBI's terrorist watch list can't walk into a gun store, pass a background check, and buy a gun.

    If House Republicans are concerned about the accuracy of the list, let's scrub the list. If you agree that terrorists shouldn't be able to have guns, then put your name down in writing, and let's have a vote.


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