By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — The state House Judiciary Committee has taken action to delay a House vote on a bill that would ban the sale of guns to people who are on terrorist watch lists.

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The bipartisan vote by the House Judiciary Committee to refer the bill to the House Rules Committee effectively thwarted a parliamentary maneuver by Bucks County Democrat Steve Santarsiero to bring the bill before the full House for consideration. Santarsiero, a candidate for Congress, said he did not understand the need for more time to deliberate on his bill to ban the sale of guns to people named in a terrorist screening database.

“When we have essentially not used the last six months since this bill was first introduced to do just that.”

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But the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Joseph Petrarca, said he has concerns about the bill…

“In my mind, certainly, in the area of due process.”

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In particular Petrarca says he’s concerned about people named on terrorist watch lists who may not belong there.