Fleming Responds to House Democrat "Sit-In"


Date: June 22, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after House Democrats staged a sit-in on the House floor to demand the House take up gun control legislation.

"Besides looking like hippies in a 60's photo-op, Democrats are willfully denying important facts during their "sit-in' today demanding gun control legislation. First, according to the legislation they want, you don't have to be convicted of any crime to end up on the terrorist watch list. You don't even have to be charged with a crime. The "loophole" Democrats are always talking about is simple due process. Senator Manchin said as much when he stated "The problem we have, and really the firewall we have right now is due process.' This is unbelievable. And scary.

"The denial of due process is more than enough reason to oppose any legislation Democrats have in mind, but it brings up a more important question: Is the Attorney General powerless to deny these "terrorists' guns right now? Of course not! In fact, if these are "Dangerous Terrorists" as the Democrat's bill title suggests, indict them! President Obama needs to charge terrorists with terrorism, and then they automatically lose their right to buy firearms. This is what current law says. Why won't Democrats do this? Because for them it's never really been about terrorism; it's only ever been about taking away our Second Amendment rights, one bullet at a time if necessary."