Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Speaker Ryan and Kevin McCarthy Support HR 5611 Eliminates Due Process

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) on May, 25, 2011 in Washington, DC.Representative Justin Amash Republican from Michigan is speaking out against H.R. 5611, a bill, “To prevent terrorists from launching attacks and obtaining passports, and for other purposes,” which he says does away with legal protections of “due process” and “probable causes.”

“I can’t believe that on Independence Day I have to warn people about an unconstitutional GOP gun control bill. Wait—yes, I can. #StopHR5611,” tweeted Rep. Justin Amash.
The series of tweets say the bill, backed by Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Sponsor Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R.-CA.). It would create a new office of Office for Partnerships to Prevent Terrorism at the Department of Homeland Security tasked with, in part, passing out $10 million in grants to the Muslim community through September 2021.
Capitol Hill conservatives are troubled by this office and grant program because it would expand the participation in national security and law enforcement of Muslim community leaders, who have in the past blunted or deflected investigations. The bill, written by the House Republican leadership, also accepts Obama administration language, “violent extremism,” which is general enough to include organizations and individuals, who opposed to a strong federal government and or government policies combined with a support for restoring gun rights.
Ryan held a conference call June 30 to tell members of the House Republican Conference that he was giving Democrats the opportunity to vote on a No-Fly-No-Buy bill in the previous week.

The Ryan-McCarthy bill empowers the Attorney General to block a transfer of a gun or explosive–not just a purchase–to an individual, who had been known to be or suspected of being a terrorist in the previous five years–which is undefined in the legislation. Read more: HERE

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