By a narrow vote of 217-213, the House passed a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban.
CNN’s Manu Raju tweeted:
217-213, House passes bill to reinstate assault weapons ban. Bill misses 60 votes in the Senate. Dems Henry Cuellar, Jared Golden, Ron Kind, Vicente Gonzalez and Kurt Schrader voted against the ban.
Republicans Brian Fitzpatrick and Chris Jacobs were voting YES, per @kristin__wilson
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 29, 2022
At her weekly press conference before the vote, Speaker Pelosi spoke about the ban on assault weapons:
We had — I’m excited today because I’ve wanted to reinstate the assault weapons ban for a long time. You weren’t here, maybe you weren’t even born, when we did this in the 90s. It was hard, but it happened. And it has saved lives. And I’m looking forward to having a good–the passage of it this afternoon.
I’m going to do a presentation of what some totally irresponsible people are bringing out about little kids, toddlers, learning how to use an assault weapon, smaller assault weapons but a gun like mom and dad, smaller assault weapons but getting their muscles ready to take it can use. Is that sick? Anyway, we are hopeful about our vote on the assault weapons ban and the outcry for it in the country.
There is a majority in favor of the assault weapons ban among the American people, but the bill does not have 60 votes to approve the Republican filibuster in the Senate. The House passage is important because it shows the American people that Democrats can and will perform for them, while also paving the way for the same bill passed next year if Democrats keep the House and one or two more seats. in the Senate to kill the filibuster.
The contrast between the two sides is great. Republicans celebrate refusing health care to veterans, while Democrats work to save Americans from mass shootings.
Mr Easley is the editor in chief. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduation work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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