Thursday, July 18, 2013

Republicans, Terror Suspects, & Guns

From Raw Story

A proposal to ban the sale of firearms to individuals on the FBI’s terrorist watch list was defeated by House Republicans on Wednesday. 
Reps. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and David Price (D-NC) offered an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill that would have given the U.S. Department of Justice authority to block suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms and explosives. 
“Terrorists are knowingly exploiting our laws,” Lowey said, citing American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn
The amendment was defeated in the House Appropriations Committee by a 19-29 vote.

So just for the record, the GOP has positioned itself against universal background checks, AND they are okay with people on the FBI's terrorist watch list having fire arms. No wonder this party is so unpopular.

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