Congressional leader advocates 'people control,' not gun control

Ryan agreed to meet with the Democrats next Tuesday, Republican and Democratic aides said.

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists.

Ryan told Republicans that a mental-health bill and a gun-related measure would receive votes, according to the person on the call.

Democrats, however, reacted with anger at the move, describing it as a way of avoiding real changes to the law.

Instead, the aide said, any House bill would be more likely to resemble Republican alternative legislation drafted by Sen.

Democrats also called for two amendments: one to allow the USA attorney general to decide without court approval whether someone on a watch list could buy a gun and another to expand existing background checks to all commercial gun sales including those at guns shows.

Democrats, who staged a more than daylong sit-in on June 22 to protest inaction on gun control, have called for expanding background checks for gun purchasers and prohibiting the sale of weapons to people on two federal watch lists, including the no-fly list. Cornyn's proposal, defeated alongside Feinstein's in the Senate, would require the Justice Department to show probable cause with 72 hours to block a gun sale. The speaker did not specify which measure he planned to proceed with, but Democrats believe it will be similar to a proposal they voted down in the Senate last week, saying it was unworkable.

The Senate voted down four partisan gun bills.

CNN is set to host a town hall with House Speaker Paul Ryan in New York City on Tuesday, July 12, just days before the Republican National Convention.

House Speaker Paul Ryan told lawmakers that the House will hold a vote next week on barring guns for individuals on the terrorism watch list.

The source added that Republicans would take any action deemed necessary.

The vote comes after Democrats spent a day sitting on the floor of the House of Representatives in violation of house rules as a protest for a vote on their preferred gun control legislation.

"For three and a half years, we have not been allowed a hearing, we have not been allowed a vote, a single vote on a single piece of legislation to address the epidemic of gun violence".

Democrats have vowed to continue their public push for gun control, and held dozens of events in their home districts across the country Wednesday calling for action on the issue.

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