Administration wants to link gun control to fighting terrorism
After the brief moment of silence that Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, called for, Democrats began shouting from one side of the chamber, interrupting Ryan. Ryan's office only tweeted out a clip of the moment of silence, but not the shouting that followed.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) June 13, 2016
"Where's the bill?" Democrats shouted, referring to gun control legislation.
It's not unusual for the House of Representatives to get a little rowdy now and then. But very quickly, we're getting a sense of where the new gun control strategy is going:
Just days after the massacre in an Orlando nightclub left 49 people dead and 53 wounded, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday said that gun control is now a critical element of protecting the U.S. homeland and keeping Americans safe.
"We have to face the fact that meaningful gun control has to be a part of homeland security," Johnson said in an interview on "CBS This Morning." "We need to do something to minimize the opportunity for terrorists to get a gun in this country."
On the issue of people on the no-fly list and various other lists being able to purchase a weapon in the U.S., Johnson said, "I believe that that's something that has to be addressed."