Lieu rips Ryan after Waffle House shooting: ‘When will you stop silencing us?’

Lieu rips Ryan after Waffle House shooting: ‘When will you stop silencing us?’
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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) ripped Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanConservatives leery of FBI deal on informant Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — House passes 'right to try' drug bill | Trump moves to restrict abortion referrals Hillicon Valley: Trump claims 'no deal' to help Chinese company ZTE | Congress briefed on election cyber threats | Mueller mystery - Where's indictment for DNC hack? | Zuckerberg faces tough questions in Europe MORE (R-Wis.) following a deadly shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee on Sunday, asking when the retiring lawmaker will allow gun safety measures to be debated in Congress. 

Four people were killed and several others were injured after a gunman opened fire at a Waffle House near Nashville early Sunday. 

An assault-style rifle was used in the attack, authorities said. 

Police are searching for a suspect, who remains at large. 

Lieu also called for a gun control debate in Congress in February after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which left 17 people dead. 

"It makes no sense that someone can purchase assault rifles but not handguns. It also makes no sense that the shooter could not have purchased a beer legally but could still have purchased all of these assault rifles, and that's why we need to have gun reform," he said at the time. 

"I think we're seeing an inflection point in American politics with the Parkland students speaking out, and the silent majority of Americans saying enough is enough, we need to have some common sense safety measures."