Congressman Gallego Calls on Congress to Close the Terrorist Gun Loophole
Washington, DC – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego delivered a floor speech calling on Congress to take action to close the terrorist gun loophole and prohibit individuals who appear on the No Fly List from purchasing firearms.
His remarks, as delivered:
“Mr. Speaker, we shouldn’t allow terrorists who want to kill innocent Americans to have easy access to guns. It’s just that simple, and that’s just common sense. Yet any individual on the No Fly List, considered too dangerous to get on a plane, can walk into any gun store in America and walk out with a weapon of their choice.
“We are facing an epidemic of gun violence in this country, yet House Republican leadership is unwilling to even close the most dangerous loophole like this one that exists today.
“Speaker Ryan has said that, and I quote, ‘Keeping America safe should not be a partisan issue.’ I strongly agree.
“We should set politics aside and do what’s right for the American people by passing common sense gun laws and stopping senseless acts of violence in our communities.
“The cost of inaction in Congress is borne by thousands of mourning families here in America. It’s time for Congress to step up and take meaningful action by closing the terrorist gun loophole and keeping dangerous people from buying guns.
“Thank you, I yield back.”