Republicans say no to new gun control legislation after San Bernardino

by Donovan Slack, Paul Singer and Erin Kelly,  |  published on December 4, 2015

Republicans in Congress made it clear Thursday that they will not be moving quickly to bring up new gun control legislation in the wake of Wednesday’s shootings in San Bernardino, Calif.

Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday there are still too many unknowns about the San Bernardino shootings, but he said one common theme among many mass shootings is mental illness, an issue he says Congress has already been working on with legislation.

“People with mental illness are getting guns and committing these mass shootings,” Ryan said on CBS This Morning. Ryan made the same point earlier this week in reaction to the post-Thanksgiving shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Trump is correct! Muslim “Control” Instead Of Gun Control!

    Deport all muslims from the west at once!
    Ban all muslims from traveling to the west, …..FOREVER

    islam is NOT a religion of peace.
    islam is a sick and twisted terrorist ideology that is
    completely incompatible with western civilization.

  • June

    It is about time that something is done about mental illness. My son is and he is a double lay down handful. He doesn’t work. He was turned down for ACA, Medicaid, Disability. I am having to support him because there is just not enough Mental Health places to help here in Texas. We rate very low in Mental health issues. Every time I try to put him somewhere for help or to get him help they say it is first come first serve, which is totally ignorant and I hope Cruz helps end this situation. He is right, these people are mental. They are raised to steal, kill and destroy. They think it appeases Allah! That couple who died and left a small baby just so they could kill helpless, wheelchair bound folks who were minding their own business and having a Christmas party. That is insanity and I cried!

  • Ed Watson

    Think for just a minute – would there be fewer or more dead if those attending that ‘party’ in CA had been armed instead of siting ducks?

    I would like to suggest that as a country our
    foreign policy should also ‘impose’ a condition on countries that we provide financial aid to.

    NO foreign aid to ANY country that does not provide the equivalent of our 2nd
    Amendment to its citizens. Our financial assistance should only go to a foreign
    government AFTER it has allowed and supported the arming of its citizens.

    This country would not be where it is today without the 2nd and the sooner we
    realize that the better off the world will be. (Sanctuary cities take note.)

    Can anyone imagine how this would change the Middle East countries. The
    ‘refugees’ would be able to fight back rather than just escape to another
    country. The rest (read mostly WEST) would not have to support these fleeing
    soul’s, they would be able to take back their own country from their dictators
    – just as we may or will soon have to do here.

  • setemfree

    Is the Republicans finally saying that Islam is a mental disease. Like having rabies, the only way to get rid of it, is to eradicate it.

  • cutterguy

    the heading of this article says it right. NO new gun laws quick or slow. NO NEW GUN LAWS!

    • pete G

      He’s going to keep it up until a few Rino’s vote with him then we’ll be F.

  • pete G

    Just keep saying no to him Congress. Giving your gun to these people in this Administration is like giving it to your X wife. And please spare me the BS that he doesn’t want my gun, i know better.

  • Upaces

    Here in Texas, if you go into a gun store to buy one. There is an immediate investigation (if that’s what you want to call it.”.) They check to see if the person buying the weapon has ever committed a felony; or spent time in a mental institution.

    IF no red flags come up, you just bought yourself a gun.
    THERE IS NO REGISTRATION in Texas so you are not on a list to be exposed to those like Obama, who would march up to your home an take your only defense away from you.

  • Art The Fart

    Paul Ryan hit the nail on the head! Islam is a type of mental illness.

  • dmttbt

    The politicians who vote for tougher gun laws should know in advance, the people of America are not all is stupid as you are. We know what you have done and we don’t like it.

  • dmttbt

    We know who the enemy is and gun laws will not change that. The people we trusted to handle the people’s business are our enemy along with the open borders they have intentionally left open. We sit here complaining and rightfully so but we are complaining to the deaf. We have been sold and it has happened over a period of at least 15 years. This talk about the majority want a new comprehensive immigration bill is b ll s it. We want the laws on the books to be enforced. those who are on the side of Iran should be ashamed for being so ignorant. Wake up!

  • Bruce C.

    According to U. of Hawaii Professor Emeratus, Rudy Rummel, “DEMOCIDE” – his term – is the number one 20th century cause for GOVERNMENT CAUSED GENOCIDE. DEMO = democracy, CIDE = GENOCIDE. Then there are JPFO’s well researched books “GUN CONTROL: Gateway To Tyranny” and “LETHAL LAWS”. Then, there is the often reported NWO goal to quickly eliminate > 90% world population.

  • Larry

    California as strict gun laws and so does Boston and they also have strict check laws. That sure helped in these states. Chicago has more murders than anyone yet they have their gun laws. Crazy people and mad killer/terrorist do not care about your laws. Obumma wants to take over the contry as a King, but he must get rid of our constitutional rights to have protection.

  • Rose Boltz

    It’s like when bad news arrive you attack the messenger. With gun violence you attack the gun (the messenger) this is nuts, you go after the person behind it. Not the delivery object.

  • The Redhawk

    The States with thre THOUGHSR GUN LAWS , California, Chicago, Colorado, Illinois and New York ( all Liberal States) have also the Highest Percentage of ILLEAGAL INVADING Immgrants or Native drug Dealing Thugs tat Commit most of Obama;s Ignored Murders ( Katie Steinle, So Chicago etc etc)


    • dmttbt

      Our safety is the last thing on his mind.

      • The Redhawk

        Not only on the IDIOT’s Mind but now Lynch, the Holder in Skirts, is convinced tat Muslims must have Exceptional RIGHTS as a Minority group and the HELL with MAJORITY RIGHTS for protection for ALL Americans,,, this Boetch got to GO!

    • pete G

      I promise you this slippery POS knows what he is doing every minute. You don’t go from being an intelligent well spoken Senator to a bumbling, lying President unless it’s on purpose.

      • The Redhawk

        the Ultra IDEOLOG has taken his “MISSIION: from every Despot in the History of the World… Divide.. Create Mistrust.. promote Anarchy..create a WEAK economy in order to get BIG NANNY to RULE.the Masses with “DOLE”…Go after Uneducated and Idealistic minds and create Pure Chaos in a Society that does not live by HIS IDEALISTIC MUSLIM VIEWS and we have have our ADOLPH in the PEOPLE”s HOUSE!!!! BUT FIRST … DISARM CITIZEN WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE RESIST a TYRANT!

      • dmttbt

        The part about the well spoken senator may have been true, but I think every time he says something intelligent it is written by someone else. As far as being a good senator, I don’t find anyone who would say that, he missed many votes and started no legislation.

    • Art The Fart

      Obama is not stupid. He hates our Country, and the principles that it was founded upon. He is on a mission to destroy as much of our heritage and our country, as quickly as he can, and he is doing a great job of it. This is no mystery. All you have to do is look at his actions, and as they say, “actions speak louder than words”! With Obama importing hundreds of thousands of his Muslim friends, I fear that we are going to be in a heap of trouble in the not too distant future. I hope that I am wrong, but from what we have seen going on in the world, with whacked out Muslims, our future does not look good with Obama’s pro Muslim agenda. I hope and pray that my fears are unfounded. I guess that time will tell!

      • The Redhawk

        hating America to me is a Definite sign of immaturity, Delusion AND YES STUPIDITY and the Daisy Pansy Potus is the Biggest A hole in the WORLD!

        • Art The Fart

          You are so right!

          • The Redhawk

            And I Wonder How many COW PIES will the IDIOT try to SPIN tonight from his Manure Spreading OFFICE…Worse yet How many of his IDIOT voters will be taking it in like FOOD without Choking on them….

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