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U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan Calls House Sit-In On Gun Control A Success


U.S. Representative Tim Ryan of the Youngstown area was one of the Democrats taking part in a sit-in this week on the floor of the House, demanding a vote on gun restrictions for people on the Homeland Security "no-fly" list. 

 Ryan says failure to act on the proposal makes the country less safe.  

"ISIS are now saying 'there's this loophole in the gun laws in the United States where you can go and get a gun.  Even if you've been visited by the FBI, even if the FBI investigated you twice, even if you were on the no-fly list, you can still go and get a gun, without any red flags going up.'  And they're exposing a blatant loophole that we have in our laws.  We've got to be smarter than this.  And I think the Republicans are so ideological about this that they've become weak on terrorism."  

Ryan and other Democrats call the sit-in a success, in that it drew attention to Republicans unwillingness to act on gun control reform, even in the face of terrorism.

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.
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