House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is planning to schedule a vote on a watchlist-based gun ban bill.
Sources on a party conference call told the Hill that Ryan informed rank and file Republican house members that there would be a vote next week on a bill which would target the ability of those on certain government watchlists to purchase firearms.
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The sources said the plan the House will vote on will mirror the legislation put forth in the Senate by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) and backed by the National Rifle Association. Democrats opposed that legislation as ineffective since they require that the government prove those on the watchlists have committed a crime before stripping them of their gun rights.
"House Democrats will keep up our efforts to push for the majority to allow a vote on gun violence legislation, but bringing up a bill authored by the NRA just isn’t going to cut it," Drew Hammill, a spokesperson for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), told the paper.
The vote comes after Democrats spent a day sitting on the floor of the House of Representatives in violation of house rules as a protest for a vote on their preferred gun control legislation. Democrats have threatened another sit in until they get a vote on their preferred legislation.
There is no word on when exactly the vote will take place.