I remember a lot of floor sitting in Kindergarten.
I've been trying to get to an actual bill to read for myself what the "sides" are proposing rather than read some "news agency's" "unbiased" account of what is in each bill. Rarely, if ever have I seen a bill that did not have something else attached, so one thing I would like to look for is what is NOT being reported.
While I do not understand how the Florida man ever purchased his firearms legally, I am not about to give up my ability to purchase, own and carry firearms to loosely, frantic bills being formed to have "crowing rights". Since when did a well thought out and constructed bill ever take DAYS to put together?
I agree that those on terror lists, no fly lists, etc. should be restricted BUT who makes those lists? The FBI who decided this person in Florida was not a threat? Oh great!
How about getting political opponents on the list? Senator Chris Murphy was quoted as saying "We've got to make this clear, constant case that Republicans have decided to sell weapons to ISIS.", with Sen. Elizabeth Warren concurring in a tweet. (A quote from a CNN page)
REALLY, so all Republicans would be on the terror watch list? They rant about Trump inciting irresponsible actions, fomenting strife and violence. What does Murphy's comment do?
I do not want to see a bill passed until BOTH sides calm down and start acting like grownups. If they want to throw tantrums, act out, or play to their constituents fine, but grow up before you start passing law.
So back to my original question, are there House or Senate bill numbers that are searchable for us common folk to read to see what our leaders are truly proposing? The closest I got was that they are that they are all amendments attached to a Justice Department spending bill.
Great, what's in the spending bill? That should be fun to ferret out.