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Friday, July 29, 2022
House Passes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban
The House narrowly approved a bill outlawing the sale of “assault weapons” on Friday, the first time in almost 30 years that lawmakers have passed a measure to reinstate the expired federal ban.
The bill passed with a vote of 217–213, largely along party lines, with Republicans Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Chris Jacobs of New York voting for it. Democrats Henry Cuellar of Texas, Jared Golden of Maine, Ron Kind of Wisconsin, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, and Vicente Gonzalez of Texas voted against.
The measure, called “Assault Weapons Ban of 2022,” would make it illegal for a person to import, manufacture, sell, or transfer “a semiautomatic assault weapon,” according to the bill’s summary...MORE