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  • Conservative opposition endangers House Republican gun bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, delivering an embarrassing slap to Speaker Paul Ryan and his effort to mount a legislative response to last month's Orlando mass shooting.

    Even as Democrats castigated the election-year GOP measure as ineffective and demanded votes on their own gun curb plans, the often defiant House Freedom Caucus said it opposed the Republican package. The group has around 40 members, and with solid Democratic opposition, GOP leaders would lack the votes to move the bill forward.

    Despite the National Rifle Association's endorsement of similar GOP legislation in the Senate, the Freedom Caucus complained that the House bill, which Ryan has been pushing, did not adequately protect gun owners' rights. They also said its anti-terror provisions, chiefly creating a new federal office focused on "radical Islamist terrorism" within the U.S., did not go far enough.
    AP - Full Article

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    ..... and the best that the Black Caucus could come up with during this morning of chaos is "why don't the Republicans let us have a debate about these guns?"

    .... of all people that NEED guns for protection, what with the black on black murders, et al.

    Your suggestion is to disarm the very people you represent. Go figure! Thank you for your leadership, Black Caucus, you think you are different from the rest of the Congress, but you are exactly the same.

    GG
    "The will of a section rooted in self interest, should not outweigh the vital interests of a whole people." -Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain-

    "Fanatics of any sort are dangerous." -GG-

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    • #3
      We don't need: " ... creating a new federal office focused on "radical Islamist terrorism" within the U.S., ".

      We need the leadership (POTUS) to admit that radical Islam is a problem/threat and let the existing agencies deal with it rather than telling them not to use those terms or profile that threat demographic.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
        We don't need: " ... creating a new federal office focused on "radical Islamist terrorism" within the U.S., ".

        We need the leadership (POTUS) to admit that radical Islam is a problem/threat and let the existing agencies deal with it rather than telling them not to use those terms or profile that threat demographic.
        No kidding, we need to enforce the laws that we already have and be realistic about the real villains here.

        After this latest shooting the black panthers should be listed as a terrorist group...
        Credo quia absurdum.


        Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post

          There is no need for a legislative response to the Orlando shootings .

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