In the wake of the recent shooting in San Bernardino, California, the deadliest since Sandy Hook, House Republicans have made it clear they will not be rushing to bring up new gun control legislation, instead opting for caution, according to this story from USA Today.
Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said there isn’t enough yet known about the most recent incident, but said the focus should still be mental health screening.
“People with mental illness are getting guns and committing these mass shootings,” Ryan said on CBS This Morning.
He also said barring gun purchases by people on no-fly terror lists, as President Obama urged in the wake of the shooting, is not an option, according to the story.
Ryan told USA Today that government officials put people on such lists without any due legal process, and denying those listed the right to buy firearms would be infringing on their Second Amendment rights.
“People have due process in this country,” he said in the story.
“Ryan suggested there will be multiple issues Congress can address, whether it’s finding gaps in enforcement or passing legislation. But he said there shouldn’t be a rush to do either at the risk of ‘infringing upon the rights of law-abiding citizens.’ ‘We just want to get it right,’ Ryan said.”