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0834, 06 Jul 16

Conservatives Resist GOP Gun Bill


Washington (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing dissent within his own party on his decision to move a gun bill in the wake of the Orlando massacre, as tensions mount over Democrats’ hardball tactics to force action after commandeering the House floor last month.

Conservatives are raising concerns about the bill GOP leaders unveiled and planned to vote on this week, while others insisted that the House should be more focused on broader anti-terrorism measures rather than a gun bill. And Republicans were forced to delay action on the bill, raising questions over whether Ryan can muster enough support to pass the GOP measure aimed at denying terror suspects the ability to buy guns.

“We’re missing the point,” Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas, a GOP member of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN. “Six attacks in six days? This is not about one more gun law on the books.”

Rep. Dave Brat, R-Virginia, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, called the GOP bill a “disaster.”


Brat, the member of the House Freedom Caucus, told reporters he and other members of the bloc want changes to the GOP measure, and cited concerns about DOJ still having jurisdiction over who is on the terror watch list.
He called the legislation, which includes new Homeland Security provisions “a disaster,” and added: “We are just kind of putting bills together that are talking point — bullet-point oriented that don’t have substance to them.”
Asked if the bill could pass as is, Brat said: “I doubt it.”
Remember that this is the same DOJ that can’t bring itself to charge someone who knowingly and willfully disclosed state secrets to our enemies. Do you want them to decide whether the little people can have a gun or not?

0834, 06 July 2016


  1. dad29

    It is sad to note that Ryan–who should know better–wants this to come to a vote.

    On the other hand, it’s good to note that the population continues to arm up!


    Hyperbole in both the article and the response

    Please show your work in the knowingly and willingly comment . It appeared to me that this was the only thing Comey didn’t suggest .

    Having more guns.
    The answer to all life’s problems

  3. Vox Populi

    Pay no mind to Mark, Jason. Mark was caught lying about his business here once.

  4. Mark Maley

    Repeat after me
    Sales agents create sales .
    Sales are the size of the company
    Sales agents are paid a commission on sales
    Commissions are money
    You can spend or save money

    2nd time we ran through this .

    I can come up to see you with a chalkboard if this doesn’t get through the second time

  5. Vox Populi

    You’re a middle man. You can’t book revenue off shuffling paper. The only revenue you have as a company is the commission you earn from shuffling paper.

    So come on over and bring that chalkboard, fat boy.

  6. Mark Maley

    I tried to set up coffee a few years ago but I never got a reply

    we can review all my companies and you can do the same with yours .

    See ya soon

  7. Vox Populi

    You can discuss it with the DOR. I’ve gone ahead and let them know there’s a potential tax cheat operating at 139 Main.

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