(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

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                           THE NEXT TAMERLAN

  (Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York asked and was given permission 
to address the House for 1 minute.)
  Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, in the wake of the 
terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon and in learning that their next 
target was Times Square in New York City, I hope my colleagues who 
oppose gun safety laws will reconsider.
  We have learned that Tamerlan, the terrorist, was on the terror watch 
list for 18 months. Many of our colleagues say that someone should have 
done something to prevent the terrorist from killing; but strangely, 
making the next Tamerlan undergo a background check on the Internet or 
at a gun show to buy a gun is not one of them.
  The pro-gun lobby insists that the next terrorists should still be 
able to buy all of the assault weapons they want and all of the 100-
round magazines they need--no problem, no background check necessary. 
The next terrorist, or the next Tamerlan, thinks they are absolutely 
right; but 90 percent of Americans disagree, and I hope my colleagues 
will reconsider gun safety legislation.