House GOP to punt gun bill

by Scott Wong - The Hill  |  published on July 12, 2016

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his GOP leadership team on Monday decided to punt on any gun-related legislation until after the long summer recess.

The latest shootings across the country led Republican leaders to believe that debating and voting on contentious gun control bills now would only inflame an already violent situation.

The decision means the House, which has been wrestling with gun control legislation for weeks, will not consider bills to prevent suspected terrorists from obtaining guns until at least after its seven-week recess, which is set to begin at the end of this week.

  • IronPhoenix

    I do not care what politicians may come up with. The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, God is above THAT. Self-defense & defense against tyranny are GOD-GIVEN rights. The Constitution acknowledges this in 2A. I will defend my RTKBA, with lethal force if necessary, as we all know what happens if we DON’T. If you don’t, ask those murdered by Stalin, Mao and Hitler.

  • Lorraine E

    Too bad that RINOryan doesn’t know that people murder people. Owning guns for our protection is a God Given Right and this government has absolutely no authority to ignore or shred our Second Amendment Rights. The real problems are that the racial agitators in this administration are doing everything they can to incite racial violence so that they can use the violence which they created as an excuse to impose martial law and gun confiscation. Also this administration is bringing unvetted muslims from countries which harbor terrorists into our country who are hell bent on forcing us all to bend to the doctrines of their religion/form of government rather than assimilating our culture. The muslim religion/form of government requires them to force the people and government of countries which they move to convert to the muslim religion or become slaves, pay them tribute or die.
    Shredding our Second Amendment Rights is the wrong thing to do!

  • Donnie Buchanan

    I’m thinking that Ozero will use this recess to appoint his anti-gun replacement for Justice Scalia thus by stepping Congress, and use his pen to enact his anti-gun legislation. I don’t put anything past him.

  • notalib

    I’m all for the 7 week recess. They can’t pass any laws detrimental to us our our Country.

  • justinwachin

    It must be nice to get a seven week summer break. On the bright side if the Democrats decide to create chaos again it will be closer to election day. Maybe it will help some of them lose in November.


    Ryan is now sounding like a democrat ! Mr. Ryan we have thousands of gun laws on the books, one question, out of all the gun laws we have which one would have prevented the tragedies of the last month ?

    • Pete Julian

      All pols care about is appearances, that they are “doing” something. All smoke and no fire, which is fine with me. The populace being armed is the only thing separating us from semi freedom and total subjugation.

  • Rodney Steward

    They need to leave it along for the safety of our country, PERIOD!!

  • ADRoberts

    Who has their ears. Can they not see the facts that many more times, people are SAVED by having a gun.
    No, this is the agenda of the Bilderbergs, who NEED to disarm us so they can take over.
    And the RINOs IN THE END, will cave and give them what THEY want.
    Face it folks. Time is coming when you will have to either fight against Brown shirt LEOs and die or give up you guns and DIE anyway.
    You could even have a REVOLUTON that could take out a number of Congressmen and they would still obey the elite, because the FEAR THEM MORE than they fear us.

    • Blue 3

      I tell you has their ear. Large checkbook holders that have their own security.

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  • bobnstuff

    This is how the House deals with problem, they go on vacation. I do find it funny though that the government can take almost any right from us with little complain but we can’t stop terrorists from getting guns. It would seem that there really is only one right given by the constitution, the right to bare arms. All others mean nothing.

  • Steven Kaspar

    These Idiots should read the bill of rights. for the most part our politicians SUCK!

    • Robert4709

      I am not sure if any politicians could read; let alone the BOR & comprehend it. Look at Affordable Care Act, not to do with the Constitution or BOR.Then speaker Pelosi said that they have to pass the bill before they all knew what was in the bill. I think this is how Washington DC works overall.

  • Webb

    7 weeks recess…Great!
    Out of sight, Out of Mind…
    Laws are always being made, never are there any Repealed!
    Gun Laws…Enforce the ones we have now, if the bigger cities get their ways, Guns will be a thing of the past!

    • dmttbt

      They will not be a thing of the past for those who decide to murder and steal and rob. Oh I forgot, if you make it against the law then they would not kill someone because owning a gun is against the law and they surely will not break the law.

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