Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D-Bucks) announced that he has collected the required number of signatures for a discharge petition for a floor vote on his bill to prohibit people on the terror watch list or the no fly list from purchasing a firearm with a background check.
Also called the “No Fly, No Buy” legislation, HB 1770 was introduced in January and was referred to the House Judiciary Committee where it has been held without a hearing or vote.
“A discharge resolution is and extraordinary measure that should be used when a committee is not fulfilling its responsibility to consider important legislation. That is certainly the case here,” said Rep. Santarsiero. “This idea of prohibiting people on the terror watch list from purchasing a firearm is a reasonable measure that we should adopt to protect citizens from the acts of extremists.”