Ryan says no plan to act soon on easing gun regs
WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.