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House GOP to Move on Measures to Block Terrorists From Buying Guns: Source

GOP leaders are said to be moving pre-emptively to block House Democrats from holding another floor protest

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, on June 9, 2016.

    The House will move next week on an anti-terrorism package that will have a provision to stop suspected terrorists from buying guns, a source who participated in a House GOP conference call on Thursday morning told NBC News.

    The specifics of the legislation are unclear, but the package will likely include measures to help prevent radicalization and recruitment of potential terrorists and a provision to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns.

    The full House also will take up Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tim Murphy's bill seeking to prevent gun violence by providing improved care for mental illness, the source said.

    Republican leadership is looking to move pre-emptively to block House Democrats from holding another floor protest. Last week, civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis led House Democrats in a 26-hour sit-in over gun policy reform in the Capitol.  

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