Democrats have pressured Republican leaders to allow gun control votes following the June 12 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 49 people dead.
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keepguns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists. Criticized by Democrats, Cornyn's bill would mandate the Justice Department to prove "probable cause" that a person is engaged in terrorism prior to banning that person from buying a firearm.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan showed how scared he is of more House Democratic gun protests by setting up a sham vote on an NRA authored gun bill next week. Hoyer said GOP leaders know it will be approved, but a lot of Republicans will vote against it despite "90 percent of their constituents want to see it pass".
House Democrats have voiced concern that the legislation Republicans will bring in for vote will closely resemble a bill previously proposed by Republican Rep.
This will be the first major vote in the House on gun measures during the most recent push for legislation-but it's not for lack of trying on Democrats' part.
Republicans said the Cornyn measure protected Americans' constitutional right to own guns.
On June 22, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) spearheaded "Occupy Congress" in the House, which was a fundraising event, something that Speaker Ryan pointed out while blasting Democrats for degrading the institution with their antics.
In response to their inability to get a vote on the House floor on new gun legislation, Democrats staged a 25-hour sit-in in the Capitol, demanding House Speaker PaulRyan hold a vote on increased background checks and a so-called "no fly no buy law".
Collins said Senate leadership will allow a vote on her measure soon.
Sen. John Cornyn's gun control measure may have stalled in the Senate, but could soon have a second act in the House.
The NRA opposed the Collins legislation because it doesn't provide due process before gun sales are denied.
It is unlikely that any NRA-backed bill will meet the threshold Democrats have set.
The House will move next week on an anti-terrorism package that will have a provision to stop terrorists from buying guns, a source who participated in a House GOP Conference call on Thursday morning tells NBC News.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday introduced a measure meant to prevent gun sales to people on government watch lists, only to draw demands from Democrats for stronger proposals and a warning of possible new protests.