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Ryan to allow House gun vote next week

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>> We are not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people's business.>> After pounding Democrats last week over their 25 hour sit-in for a vote on gun control, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulling a 180 next week Telling fellow Republicans on a conference call Thursday he'll allow a vote after all when Congress returns from a July 4th break.
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Ryan saying the bill will be part of a larger anti-terror package. Capitol Hill reporter Rick Cowen.>> The thinking is according to some Republican sources, and gun lobby sources, that what he'll bring is a measure that already has been considered in the Senate a week or so ago that was defeated.
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And what it does is, for people who are on certain terrorism watch lists, the government would have 72 hours to decide whether or not those people should be allowed to purchase weapons.>> Voting on that law will make the National Riffle Association happy, but not the Democrats, who overwhelmingly see it as setting too high a bar to stop weapon's sale.
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>> In fact they already have said that, if Ryan brings to the house floor a bill that is similar or identical, they're not gonna vote for it.>> In the wake of the Orlando massacre, Ryan is under pressure from those in his own party who say people on the federal terror watch list shouldn't be allowed to buy a gun.
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>> Ryan has been under really intense pressure to do something. It's clear that Democrats are going to run on this gun issue, they have high hopes in November's elections. They think they can capture the Senate back from Republicans on November 8th. And it's a bigger stretch, but they're even beginning to take a look at possibly capturing the house.
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>> A gun vote, though, is still a long way from a gun law, as the Senate showed last week, failing to pass any new firearms measures despite holding five separate votes.>> The motion is not agreed to.