FACT CHECK: Congressman Young Voted 23 Times To Allow Known Or Suspected Terrorists To Purchase Guns

Congressman Young has consistently voted against efforts to keep known and suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms.

In fact, he voted 23 times against the opportunity to bar known or suspected terrorists—those on the FBI’s Terrorist Watch or No-Fly lists—from purchasing firearms. He’s allowed people who are too dangerous to fly the ability to buy a gun.

BACKGROUND: YOUNG VOTED 23 TIMES AGAINST THE OPPORTUNITY TO BAR KNOWN OR SUSPECTED TERRORISTS FROM PURCHASING FIREARMS

Young Voted 23 To Deny An Opportunity To Vote On A Bill To Deny Firearms Sales To Known Or Suspected Terrorists. [H.Res.542, Vote 653, 12/2/15; H.Res. 546, Vote 666, 12/3/15; H.Res. 556, Vote 682, 12/9/15; H.R. 2130, Vote 685, 12/9/15; motion to table H.R. 1076, Vote 688, 12/10/15; H.Res.560, Vote 690, 12/11/15; H.Res. 579, Vote 2, 1/6/16; H.Res. 580, Vote 4, 1/6/16; H.R. 1927, Vote 21, 1/7/16; H.Res. 583, Vote 36, 1/12/16; H. Res. 778, Vote 299, 6/14/16; H. Res. 783, Vote 304, 6/15/16; H.J. Res. 88, Vote 337, 6/22/16; H. Res. 796, Vote 343, 7/5/16; H. Res. 793, Vote 345, 7/5/16; H. Res. 794, Vote 347, 7/5/16; H. Res. 803, Vote 352, 7/6/16; H.R. 4361, Vote 375, 7/6/16; H. Res. 809, Vote 387, 7/7/16; H. Res. 820, Vote 406, 7/12/16; H. Res. 819, Vote 408, 7/12/16; H.R. 4768, Vote 415, 7/12/16]

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