MYCHAEL SCHNELL , – The Hill
The Home on Friday handed a invoice to ban assault weapons, securing a sizeable victory for Democrats following a spate of mass shootings across the state and marking the initially time lawmakers have authorized a prohibition on the well-known firearms in extra than two many years.
The laws, titled the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, cleared the chamber in a 217-213 vote.
Republican Reps. Chris Jacobs (N.Y.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.) supported the measure, when Democratic Reps. Henry Cuellar (Texas), Jared Golden (Maine), Vicente Gonzalez (Texas), Kurt Schrader (Ore.) and Ron Form (D-Wis.) voted “no.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Friday early morning that the Property would get up the laws that afternoon, scheduling the previous-minute vote days after she reported the chamber would punt consideration of the legislation to subsequent month.
Democrats experienced prepared to move the assault weapons ban with community safety legislation beneath a single rule, but eventually resolved to look at them separately right after some
liberals voiced fears about a deficiency of accountability in the law enforcement measures.
The assault weapons ban […]