On Wednesday, the House passed a large gun bill that raises the minimum age for purchasing assault rifles in the United States from 18 to 21 years, even though the bill has little chance in the Senate.
This bill, called the Act on the Protection of Our Children, bans the sale of large magazines and enacts new rules governing proper gun storage at home.
The Democratic Chamber of Commerce approved the legislation with 223-204 votes. It was passed primarily by partisan voting. Five Republicans supported the bill, and two Democrats opposed it.
The House of Representatives previously voted with a margin of 228 to 199 and decided to include the purchase age provision in a broader bill under close scrutiny after the recent two recent massacres of an 18-year-old man.
The package was designed to limit access to guns and other firearms after mass shootings in Buffalo, NY and Uvarde, Texas last month killed 31 Americans. A collection of several laws.
House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speakers outside the US Capitol in Washington on June 8, 2022, demand gun violence prevention organizations, gun violence survivors, and gun legislation. Talk at a rally with gun safety supporters.
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Another element of the law, called the Untraceable Firearms Act, will tighten regulations on so-called ghost guns, or firearms without serial numbers. It is much more difficult for law enforcement agencies to track ownership and possession of firearms without a serial number.
While the House Democrats passed Stronger gun control In response to the slaughter, their success is largely symbolic. Senate Republicans, who have the power to block legislation with filibusters that require 60 votes to overcome, will unite against the House’s restrictions on guns and prevent the bill from proceeding.
The 50-50 split in the Senate means giving Vice President Kamala Harris an important tiebreaker vote, and Democrats must convince 10 Republicans to support the bill. A bipartisan group of senators are negotiating a narrower compromise than they say to strengthen background checks, improve mental health services, and enhance school security.
Political analysts fully support the bill passed by the House of Representatives, whether it’s the May 24 elementary slaughter in Uvarde, Texas, or the May 14 racist rampage in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. It is unlikely to strengthen.
Gunman Uvalde’s Robb Elementary shot 19 children and 2 teachers Until death while the attacker is dominanty Buffalo’s black neighborhood killed 10 people Man. Both gunmen were 18 years old and had AR-15 style assault rifles.
Victim’s parents, law enforcement officer, 11-year-old Yuvalde shooting survivor Appeared in front of Congress on Wednesday to urge lawmakers Pass the new gun control.
Kimberly Rubio, the mother who killed 10-year-old Ricky Rubio, told lawmakers in tears that she didn’t want her daughter to be remembered as “just a number.”
“She was smart, compassionate, and athletic. She was quiet and shy, unless she had to insist,” Rubio told the House Oversight Committee. “Somewhere, there is a mom listening to the idea of our testimony,’I can’t even imagine their pain,’ without knowing that our reality will one day be hers. Unless we act now. “
The Danger Signals Act allows family members, colleagues, or police to sue the court to seize an individual’s weapons for a period of time if the individual is deemed a threat to himself or the general public.
The bipartisan Senate idea isn’t much more rigorous, but it’s the Democratic best shot for sending gun control to the president’s desk. Joe Biden To sign the law. The president, who called on Congressmen to tighten gun control, met with Murphy on Tuesday to discuss bipartisan negotiations.
White House spokesman Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that Biden upheld the Danger Signals Act and stricter background checks.
“We understand that not all elements of what the president wants to stop all tragedy,” said Jean-Pierre. “But we have to take a step, move forward, and do something.”
Despite overwhelming support from Congressional Democrats and the White House, the new gun law can be difficult in the Senate, as the majority of Republicans never vote for even the slightly tougher gun bill. The aide says he is facing.
Conin acknowledged the political reality from the Senate floor on Wednesday afternoon, but made a cheerful tone at the party talks.
“I’m happy to say that we’re making steady progress on this topic. It’s early in the process, but we’re optimistic about the current situation,” he said. “What am I optimistic about? We are optimistic that we can pass the bill in the Senate, pass the House of Representatives, and get the signature of President Biden. And it will be national law.”
Republicans in Texas said they are focusing on the importance of providing access to mental health services for young adults and the importance of having schools with sufficient security protocols.
He also said another idea under consideration was a law requiring the state to upload boy records to the National Immediate Criminal Background Check System.
“This young man in Yuvarde passed the background check because he was 18 years old and didn’t pass the background check. It’s as if he was born on his 18th birthday, and nothing important has happened so far. There wasn’t, “says Konin. “That’s obviously a problem.”