Hultgren on Gun Control

From Congressman Randy Hultgren:

Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Terrorists

An attack on any American is an attack on us all. Whenever these attacks happen we rightfully examines ourselves, but also the policies we put in place to protect our nation.

The Homeland Security Committee has worked hard this year on a number of key pieces of legislation to combat terrorism at home, and I am thankful for their efforts, including House passage of H.R. 5471, the Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act, which I supported.

This legislation will strengthen lines of communication between law enforcement agencies, combat terrorist organization using social media for propaganda and integrate improved intelligence into the administration’s decision-making process for this evolving threat.

I am engaged in the ongoing debate on how to best keep guns out of the hands of terrorists. To participate in the discussion online, visit the statement I posted to Facebook. I have also included it below:

The debate in the House over keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists comes down to this:

Here’s what we agree on:

more thorough background checks, including integrating different terrorist watch lists, to bar potential terrorists from buying guns.

Here’s what we disagree on:

who should have the power to deny Americans their constitutional right to purchase a firearm—s bureaucrat or a judge.

Democrats want to vote on an unconstitutional bill that violates due process rights of all American citizens. They know it will get struck down by the Supreme Court. Not to mention, the bill has already failed in the Senate.

Republicans believe all Americans are innocent until proven guilty. Judges—not unelected bureaucrats at the Justice Department—should decide whether there is probable cause to bar suspected terrorists from purchasing a firearm. The burden of proof on denying constitutional rights should lie with the government and go through a judge.

I support the Republican proposal that unfortunately was voted down by Democrats in the Senate. I urge Democrats in both chambers to set petty politics aside and vote for a solution that will pass constitutional muster.


Comments

Hultgren on Gun Control — 7 Comments

  1. Hey Randy ……….. What part of “Shall not be infringed” don’t you understand.

  2. I don’t get it.

    He says he believes Americans are innocent until proven guilty but he supports barring *potential* terrorists from having guns.

  3. One thing you will NEVER hear Illinois politicians or the media comment on is how the murder rate has skyrocketed since
    disgraced Gov. Ryan abolished the death penalty in Illinois.
    .
    Why do you think that is ?

  4. And the insanity marches on.

    Just bring every digusting criminal from all walks of life to your home and then start questioning all the local yokels.

    This will certainly bring about the change we had all hoped for.

    I am sick of your false flags and politicking over issues that were caused by governments sticking their noses where they never should have been in the first place.

    More people are waking up than ever before to the realization that they have been lied to for a very long time. Guns are NOT an issue.

    Governments are very dangerous.

  5. I took down my Rebel flag (which you can’t buy on ebay any more) and peeled the NRA sticker off the front door.

    I disconnected my home alarm system and quit the candy-ass Neighborhood Watch.

    I bought two Pakistani flags and put one at each corner of the front yard. Then I purchased the black flag of
    ISIS (which you CAN buy on ebay) and ran it up the flag pole …

    Now, the local police, sheriff, FBI, CIA, NSA, Homeland Security, Secret Service and other agencies are all watching my house 24/7.

    I’ve NEVER felt safer and I’m saving $69.95 a month that ADT used to charge me.

    Plus, I bought burkas for my family when we shop or travel.

    Everyone moves out of the way and security can’t pat us down.

    Hot Damn — Safe at last —

    Ain’t this America or what?

  6. Hultgren and Provenzano are two peas in a pod both are phony and needs replacement.

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