By: Jeff Caldwell
House Speaker Paul Ryan made an announcement on a June 30 conference call stating there is going to be a “counterterrorism package” vote the following week. The package is allegedly going to include a provision that, according to Ryan, helps prevent terrorists from purchasing a weapon.
At 9:48 pm central time on Thursday, June 30, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) issued a Facebook statement:
Roll Call reports,
“Ryan said it was common sense that suspects on terror watch lists should not be able to buy guns, but the Wisconsin Republican wants to be sure that any provision protects due process for people who may mistakenly be added to such lists.”
The Democratic measure that failed last week was one that prevents people on the terrorist watch list from purchasing a gun, unless the person proves they don’t belong on the watch list. Paul Ryan seems like he is siding with the Democrats if the source from the June 30 conference call is solid. Also stated in the Roll Call article, the Democrats are wanting to add provisions and amendments to prevent those on the no fly list from being able to buy a gun.