[Ed. – So, basically, everyone waited for the theater of the “sit-in” to die down, and now all the same possibilities are back on the table. Keep focused, people. The thing that’s important is coming out of this with due process intact. The best outcome is no legislation passed. Second-best is the NRA-approved language for a no-fly-no-buy measure, which ensures due process for gun buyers — even though it does nothing to address the due-process shortcomings of the no-fly list.]
The House will vote on a counterterrorism package that will include a provision to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns, Speaker Paul D. Ryan told Republicans on a conference call Thursday, according to a source on the call.
The House, when it returns next week from its July Fourth recess, will also vote on a mental health bill , sponsored by Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Tim Murphy, Ryan told his House colleagues.
Republicans believe terrorism and mental illness have been leading causes of most mass shootings.
Ryan’s decision comes a week after Democrats disrupted House activities with a nearly 26-hour sit-in demanding action on gun control. It’s unclear whether Ryan’s proposal would include the broad “no fly, no buy” proposal Democrats have supported or a more limited version endorsed by the National Rifle Association. …
On the call, 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.