Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert shouted “We are talking about radical Islam!” at Democrats protesting on the House floor Thursday over a gun control vote they want in response to the Orlando shooting.
“We are talking about radical Islam!” Gohmert yelled, interrupting Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman as he spoke in favor of restricting gun rights. “Radical Islam killed these people!”
Sherman and other Democrats who believe gun laws are to blame for the terror attack in Orlando were sitting on the floor of the House chamber to try to force a vote on a gun control measure. (RELATED: Read This Brief Transcript And Decide For Yourself Why Omar Mateen Killed 49 People)
“No fly, no buy,” other Democrats chanted in response to Gohmert. “Give us a vote. Give us a vote.”
The “no fly no buy” proposal would prevent anyone put on the no fly list from purchasing a gun, essentially stripping their Second Amendment rights if they are so much as suspected of terror by the federal government.
House Speaker Paul Ryan refused to hold the demanded vote, and Democrats ended the protest Thursday after about 24 hours.
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