Tea Party Members Really Want To Block Paul Ryan's Gun Control Vote

If passed, the legislation would block terrorism suspects from purchasing guns.
Posted at 12:58 PM, Jul 07, 2016

"This matters to us. This is the Constitution. This means we get it right," Ryan said

Did House Speaker Paul Ryan cave to Democrats' demands for a vote on gun control? Tea Party members sure think so. 

It was a surprising move when Ryan first announced that the House would vote on a gun control bill following a nearly 26-hour sit-in by Democrats. 

"We must remove the blinders. The time for patience and silence is long gone," Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said.

And Tea Party members aren't thrilled about it. Now, they're reportedly looking to block the bill from going anywhere. 

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Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., told the Daily Beast, "You don't reward bad behavior. And when somebody violates all the rules that they, you know, said they would adhere to, and sets bad precedent for the future, it simply shows that if you act badly, you can get what you want."

Currently, there's one bipartisan gun bill introduced by Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo from Florida that would keep people on the no-fly list from buying guns. It also creates an appeals process for U.S. citizens and green card holders who want to buy guns and are on those lists. Additionally, it would add a "lookback provision" that would alert the FBI when anyone who has been on those lists within the past five years buys a firearm.

And Ryan seems really serious about some type of gun control legislation, calling gun restriction for terrorist suspects "common sense." But he says he wants to move carefully to protect the Second Amendment and due process.

The House has stayed away from gun legislation in the past, but that seems to have changed after the Democrats' sit-in. Democrats have promised to stage another sit-in if they don't get a gun control vote.

Ryan has since backed away from his timeline of voting on the bill, instead saying the House will vote "when we’re ready."

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