Rep. Ilhan Omar interviewed Trump administration officials on a new policy that would make it easier for gunmakers to the sale of arms abroad
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Rep. Ilhan Omar grilled Trump government representatives on Tuesday on a new policy to loosen restrictions on the shipment of weapons, such as semi-automatic rifles in foreign countries, in which it is determined in the space-just a month after a semi-automatic rifle on the left 50 Muslims in the Christchurch massacre, dead.
In your interrogation, Omar various deadly shootings marked in Berlin, Norway and, most recently, in new Zealand, all of which involved the use of semi-automatic weapons.
The new policy would be reported to do away with the requirement to sell that gunmakers get licenses from the Department of State, and instead allow them to to foreign countries with a no-fee license from the Department of Commerce – a much less onerous process to pursue the more difficult, NBC News.
“On may 15. March of this year, be it a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, new Zealand, left 50 people dead. The shooter was armed with five guns, two of which are semi-automatic weapons,” Omar, were said in a Congress hearing about the new policy.
“I find it a little disturbing that we have this conversation 11 days after the shooting in new Zealand, in an interview with people, the manufacture of weapons, with the argument for the need to loosen restrictions on importing assault rifles,” she added.
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“Is it your understanding that this policy would make it easier for the U.S. producers on the export of this weapon?” Omar asked the Arms Control Association’s Jeff Abramson, who was present at the hearing, and against the policy.
“In fact. This is exactly what we are talking about,” he said.
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Omar fact, note you to sell that American gunmakers would not be allowed assault rifles in countries such as new Zealand, a ban on semi-automatic weapons that shoot only a few days after the deadly Christchurch.
It would, however, make it “easier to sell” these weapons to countries such as Omar’s own Somalia, the “governments with patterns of human rights violations,” she said.