A proposal to ban the sale of firearms to individuals on the FBI’s terrorist watch list was defeated by House Republicans on Wednesday.
Reps. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and David Price (D-NC) offered an amendment
to the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill that would
have given the U.S. Department of Justice authority to block suspected
terrorists from purchasing firearms and explosives.
“Terrorists are knowingly exploiting our laws,” Lowey said, citing American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn.
The amendment was defeated in the House Appropriations Committee by a 19-29 vote.