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House Proceeding 06-14-06 on Jun 14th, 2006 :: 0:42:36 to 0:48:01
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Ted Poe

0:37:03 to 0:42:36( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ted Poe

Ted Poe

0:42:25 to 0:42:36( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Poe: and the dignity of the united states, and that's just the way it is. i yield back the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the

Carolyn McCarthy

0:42:36 to 0:42:47( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: chair recognizes ms. mccarthy from new york for five minutes. ms. mccarthy: mr. chairman, you have heard my colleagues talk about the debate tomorrow on iraq and the war we are facing.

Carolyn McCarthy

0:42:36 to 0:48:01( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carolyn McCarthy

Carolyn McCarthy

0:42:47 to 0:43:00( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: we also have a war going on in this country that unfortunately is very quiet. and that's the shooting and killing of people throughout this country. most people don't realize how many people die

Carolyn McCarthy

0:43:00 to 0:43:14( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: on a yearly basis because each newspaper reports it, but we don't hear all of that information nationwide. there's answers on how we can get there to stop this kind of killing. last month the

Carolyn McCarthy

0:43:14 to 0:43:28( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: house judiciary committee, subcommittee on crime and terrorism and homeland security approved my bill h.r. 1415, the bill that would increase the effectiveness of the existing instant criminal

Carolyn McCarthy

0:43:28 to 0:43:51( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: background check system. the database used to check potential firearm buyers for any criminal record or any other criteria. hopefully the whole committee will take up this important piece

Carolyn McCarthy

0:43:51 to 0:44:03( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: of legislation soon, so it can pass the house before the 109th congress adjourns. overall ni -- knik has been a success. and knik provides honest gun sellers with peace of mind in knowing they're

Carolyn McCarthy

0:44:03 to 0:44:18( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: selling products to citizens who will use them safely and legally. however, the system is only as good as the information it contains. and, unfortunately, many states don't have the resources necessary

Carolyn McCarthy

0:44:18 to 0:44:35( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: to enter all of the disqualifying criteria into the system. the end result, felons and others who are not permitted by existing law to buy guns or passing background checks and buying guns through

Carolyn McCarthy

0:44:35 to 0:44:54( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: illegitimate means. in fact, 28 states have automaticed 78% of their criminal records. domestic violence, restraining orders are not accessible through the system. these and other loopholes

Carolyn McCarthy

0:44:54 to 0:45:11( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: have cost countless lives -- countless lives including two of my constituents. one bought a legitimate gun dealer in new york. he had a history of mental health problems and his own mother

Carolyn McCarthy

0:45:11 to 0:45:23( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: had a restraining order as a result of his violent background. a restraining order is disqualifying -- it passed the background check, turned up no red flags. it was illegal for him to purchase

Carolyn McCarthy

0:45:23 to 0:45:38( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: a gun, but like so many others he simply slipped through the cracks in the system because of lack of information. four days later, peter troy walked into our lady of peace church in lindhberg,

Carolyn McCarthy

0:45:38 to 0:45:48( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: new york, my dribblingt, and killed two of my constituents. -- district, and killed two of my constituents. he had no right to buy a gun. it's only a matter of time before the system's failing

Carolyn McCarthy

0:45:48 to 0:46:03( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: provoke larger tragedies. we must improve the system and allow to do what it was designed to do. the responsibility for the accuracy and the effectiveness of the system ultimately belongs to the

Carolyn McCarthy

0:46:03 to 0:46:16( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: states. however, many states' budgets are already overburden. this legislation would provide grants to states and update the system. it would update the database to felons, domestic abusers

Carolyn McCarthy

0:46:16 to 0:46:29( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: and others not qualified to buy a legal gun. the bill's goal is to have 50 states enter at least 90% of the disqualifying information into the system. states that don't comply or fall short of these

Carolyn McCarthy

0:46:29 to 0:46:46( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: goals will be penalized with a 5% reduction of their federal department of justice grant allocations. also, the bill would provide grants for state courts who have promptly entered information into the

Carolyn McCarthy

0:46:46 to 0:47:01( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: system. for example, when someone is served with a restraining order and inefficient system allows him to leave the courthouse and head to the gun store. my bill would make sure all prevalent

Carolyn McCarthy

0:47:01 to 0:47:14( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: information is entered into the system before any acts of crime happens. this is not to infringe on any person's second amendment rights. it enforces the laws that are in the books. if h.r. 1415

Carolyn McCarthy

0:47:14 to 0:47:30( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: becomes law, law abiding citizens who want to buy a gun legally will not experience any delay at the point of purchase and this bill has no new burden on gun sellers. in fact, i introduced

Carolyn McCarthy

0:47:30 to 0:47:45( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: this bill in 2002 and it was passed here in the house. i'm hoping we can pass this bill rapidly. we have the opportunity to stop the small war in this country. with that i yield back the balance

Carolyn McCarthy

0:47:45 to 0:48:01( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. mr. bilirakis of florida. ms. foxx of north carolina. the chair recognizes ms. kaptur from ohio for

Marcy Kaptur

0:48:01 to 0:48:15( Edit History Discussion )

Marcy Kaptur: five minutes. ms. kaptur: i thank the speaker very much and would like to include in the record extraneous materials this evening, particularly an article from "the christian science monitor"

Marcy Kaptur

0:48:01 to 0:53:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Marcy Kaptur

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