Skip to main content
We may receive compensation from affiliate partners for some links on this site. Read our full Disclosure here.

LIVE: House Judiciary Committee Debates Raising legal Age to Purchase Certain Firearms


The House is currently holding a discussion about gun legislation.

The House Judiciary Committee began a hearing today about advancing legislation to raise the age to which a person can legally buy a gun from 18 to 21.

Democrats have seized upon the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, naming the legislation the “Protecting Our Kids Act.”

Among many things, the legislation would raise the legal age to buy certain semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21.

The House will hold a vote on the legislation as early as next week.

Here’s the latest from our friends at Newsmax:

The House is beginning to put its stamp on gun legislation in response to mass shootings in Texas and New York by 18-year-old assailants who used semi-automatic rifles to kill 31 people, including 19 children.

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Thursday to advance legislation that would raise the age limit for purchasing certain semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21. The bill would make it a federal offense to import, manufacture, or possess large-capacity magazines and would create a grant program to buy back such magazines. It also builds on the executive branch’s ban on bump-stock devices and so-called ghost guns that are privately made without serial numbers.

The Democrat-backed legislation, called the Protecting Our Kids Act, was quickly added to the legislative docket after last week’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. A vote by the full House could come as early as next week.

CNN has more:

The House Judiciary Committee is holding a markup on Thursday of a wide-ranging package of gun control legislation called the “Protecting Our Kids Act,” as lawmakers face intense pressure to act in the wake of recent mass shootings.

House Democrats are moving to tee up votes on gun bills in the aftermath of a series of horrific shootings that have shocked the nation, including at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York.

Many of these measures are unlikely to pass the Senate, however, amid widespread GOP opposition to stricter gun control. A bipartisan group of senators is engaging in talks in an attempt to find common ground on gun policy, but it is still unclear what, if anything, will come of the effort.

Here’s the live feed of the House debate:

Democrats are acting quickly to push strict gun control legislation following the shooting in Texas, as well as New York.

On Wednesday, Nancy Pelosi spoke of proposing legislation to ban assault weapons:

NATIONAL POLL: Do You Trust Fox News?

Several republicans chimed in on the legislation including Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, and Thomas Mazzie.

They claim that democrats are fixated on destroying the Second Amendment by rushing through legislation:


Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!

Hey, Noah here!

Wondering where we went?

Read this and bookmark our new site!

See you over there!

Thanks for sharing!