Black Dems plan disruptions during ‘day of action’ on guns

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The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is planning to disrupt the House when members return as part of a push for more action to stop gun violence, according to a memo obtained by the Washington Examiner.
 
The caucus said its members should be “as disruptive to Speaker [Paul] Ryan [R-Wis.] as possible next week” when the House gets back on Tuesday as part of a “day of action on the floor in regards to gun violence,” the memo, sent to Democratic offices, said.
 
{mosads}Members will give speeches pushing for more restrictions on the possession and use of guns, the Examiner reported. They will also attend a House Rules Committee hearing on Tuesday afternoon, where legislation on terrorism and gun control will be addressed.

“During Votes – Members are encouraged to have a picture (not poster board, but a printed piece of paper with an image of a constituent killed by a firearm),” the memo said.

Ryan said last week the House will vote this coming week on legislation to block suspected terrorists from buying guns. The measure will be a provision to a terrorism package that includes measures to disrupt radicalization and recruitment.

The news of the vote came a week after Democrats staged a nearly 26-hour sit-in demanding a vote on gun control measures in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting that left 49 people dead and 53 more wounded.

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