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House Passes Bill for “Assault Weapons” Ban


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On Friday, the House of Representatives voted 217-213 to ban so-called ‘assault-style’ weapons.

Brian Fitzpatrick (PA) and Chris Jacobs (NY) were the two Republicans to vote with Democrats on the gun-grabbing legislation.

“Barely a month after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, gun control advocates in Congress are spearheading an assault upon the freedoms and civil liberties of law-abiding Americans.” the NRA said.

Democrats need 10 Senate Republicans to vote for the legislation to overcome the filibuster.

“If enacted, the bill would make it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon or a large capacity ammunition feeding device. But some of these weapons would be allowed to be grandfathered in.” ABC News reported.

The House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill to ban assault-style weapons.

The last-minute vote was announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Friday morning just hours before the chamber was set to break for a month-long recess.

The legislation passed 217 to 213. Two Republican lawmakers — Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Chris Jacobs of New York — voted in support of the bill.

Pelosi said the ban is “a crucial step in our ongoing fight against the deadly epidemic of gun violence.”

“Our nation has watched in unspeakable horror as assault weapons have been used in massacre after massacre in communities across the country,” she said on the floor during debate on the bill. “And disturbingly, so many of these mass shootings have targeted our precious children, in our schools, at the movies, at the malls and throughout our communities.”

President Joe Biden released a statement on the House passing the Assault Weapons ban, calling on the Senate to act quickly.

“The majority of the American people agree with this common sense action. The should Senate move quickly to get this bill to my desk, and I will not stop fighting until it does,” Biden said in the statement.

“There can be no greater responsibility than to do all we can to ensure the safety of our families, our children, our homes, our communities, and our nation.”



 

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