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Paul Ryan says no plan to act soon on easing gun regulations

Posted: 7:46 AM, Oct 03, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-03 14:46:59Z

House Speaker Paul Ryan says there's no plan for the House to act soon on a National Rifle Association-backed bill to ease regulations on gun silencers.

The Republican was pressed on the legislation after the mass shooting in Las Vegas in which a gunman killed at least 59 people and injured hundreds. A House panel had backed the bill last month and lawmakers were expected to move ahead on the measure.

Ryan said Tuesday the bill is "not scheduled right now. I don't know when it will be scheduled."

The Republican-led Congress had been pushing ahead on measures to loosen gun restrictions, including the gun silencer bill and one to allow people with concealed-carry permits to take their weapons to other states.

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