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Ep. 15: Guns Divide Speaker Ryan's House
The Big Story


House Gun Bill Assailed from Right and Left
Democrats' meeting with Ryan brings no resolution

Georgia Rep. John Lewis, left, and Rep. John B. Larson of Connecticut, front right, shown here with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, met with Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Tuesday. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan met privately Tuesday night with two Democrats leading the push for gun control legislation. But the Wisconsin Republican did not provide any assurances that the Democrats would get the votes on the measures they can support.  

At the same time, some conservative House members said they are concerned about aspects of a counterterrorism bill that the Republican leadership introduced last week with one saying it would be “among the most egregious gun control measures ever to pass either house of Congress.”