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Speaker Ryan: Shooter 'Slipped Through a Bunch of Cracks'

Speaker Ryan: Shooter 'Slipped Through a Bunch of Cracks'
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 25 February 2018 01:17 PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., lamented how the Florida school shooter "slipped through a bunch of cracks," vowing congressional action to prevent the next mass shooting.

"We've got to make sure when law enforcement gets all these tips, that doesn't happen again," Speaker Ryan told an audience at the Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday night in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, according to Wisconsin Public Radio. "We have to make sure that people who are mentally unstable — and we just passed a recent law on this — don't have the ability to go do this."

Ryan's dinner speech trumpeted the GOP accomplishments of the past year and how they might help avert the historical midterm losses of the controlling majority party.

"Yeah, the average loss of seats in the House in the midterm elections: 32 seats in the president's party," Ryan reportedly said. "That is the actual average. And we have a 24-seat majority in the House. So the narrative is, there's going to be this ping-pong of, 'Donald Trump said this crazy tweet, therefore Congress is lost.' Give me a break."

Support for gun control after the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting is overwhelming, but confidence in Congress acting on it is at just 19 percent, according to Sunday's USA Today poll.

Republicans (28 percent) are 2-1 more optimistic than Democrats (14 percent) in enacting imminent reform, though, according to that poll.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., lamented how the Florida school shooter "slipped through a bunch of cracks," vowing congressional action to prevent the next mass shooting."We've got to make sure when law enforcement gets all these tips, that doesn't happen again," Speaker...
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