WHY WOULD THE GOP BLOCK A VOTE ON GUN LEGISLATION?

With rampant gun violence that we are seeing in America, why would the GOP block efforts to have a vote on gun legislation? In a vote of 242-173, of course voting along party lines, the controlled GOP House of Representatives voted against to bring a bipartisan gun bill to the floor and this bill would ban suspected terrorists from legally purchasing guns. The GOP opposed this bill-GET READY,  BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT CAN MISTAKENLY PLACE INNOCENT PEOPLE ON WATCH LISTS.

“BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT CAN MISTAKENLY PLACE INNOCENT PEOPLE ON WATCH LISTS”

If this is a concern for the GOP, which is highly doubtful, perhaps they should rethink about the innocent people who are constantly put in jails for crimes they did not commit, and the many innocent people lives lost due to un-necessary wars. To say that this law mistakenly place innocent people on watch lists is a scapegoat answer, and mistakenly putting people on any type of lists is what the government continues to do. This move by the GOP illustrates just how out of touch to the reality of gun violence and asks the question why would the GOP vote against this gun bill?

Sources: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-guns-idUSKBN0TT35W20151211

 

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