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Bill bans people on "no-fly" list from guns

Posted at 12:39 PM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-09 13:39:55-05

There's a new proposal that aims to keep terrorists from getting their hands on guns and explosivesm and Nebraska's Congressman Brad Ashford is playing a key role.

The recent attacks on innocent people in San Bernadino and Paris, has calls for gun control, with ISIS claiming both attacks.     

But now, Washington is fighting back against what some deem a controllable force.

Ashford co-sponsored the denying firearms and explosives to dangerous terrorist act. Essentially, it prevents people on the "no-fly" list from buying guns.

But critics say those lists are sometimes flawed, still, Ashford saIs the bipartisan measure makes sense.

“…I support the second amendment, but keeping guns and explosives out of the hands of suspected terrorists is not gun control; it’s a common sense, responsible way to strengthen our national security,” Ashford said. “I will continue to vote in favor of keeping America safe at home while also pushing for the use of force against terrorists in the Middle East.”

The bill hasn't been brought to the floor, but lawmakers are trying to force a vote through a discharge petition. This would require the signature of 218 representatives.