Useless House Passes ‘Assault Weapons Ban’ As Americans Struggle With Inflation, Crime

The House of Representatives passed an ‘assault weapons ban’ on Friday night.

They can’t do anything to help the millions of Americans struggling with inflation, shortages, or rampant crime, but they suddenly found the time and energy to try to take rights away from law abiding citizens.

Even two House Republicans voted for this garbage.

The Hill reports:

House passes bill to ban assault weapons

The House on Friday passed a bill to ban assault weapons, securing a significant victory for Democrats following a spate of mass shootings across the country and marking the first time lawmakers have approved a prohibition on the popular firearms in more than two decades.

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The legislation, titled the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, cleared the chamber in a 217-213 vote.

Republican Reps. Chris Jacobs (N.Y.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.) supported the measure, while Democratic Reps. Henry Cuellar (Texas), Jared Golden (Maine), Vicente Gonzalez (Texas), Kurt Schrader (Ore.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) voted “no.”

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Friday morning that the House would take up the legislation that afternoon, scheduling the last-minute vote days after she said the chamber would punt consideration of the legislation to next month.

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These are the same people who wanted to take away your police. Watch as they applaud themselves for trying to take away your guns, too.

The good news is that this is probably already dead in the Senate.

The Reload reports:

The successful vote provides House Democrats with another example of a key policy proposal they managed to pass as they go into the midterm elections. However, it may also prove to be another hard vote for moderate Democrats who are facing the toughest races and are now saddled with a vote for a new ban affecting guns owned by tens of millions of Americans that has only lost support in the wake of the Uvalde shooting. And it’s an accomplishment that is likely to prove mostly symbolic.

The ban will now head to the Senate, where it faces a likely-insurmountable hill to climb. The bill will need 60 votes to pass, meaning ten Republicans would have to support it. Not a single Republican has voiced support for a ban, and key members of the coalition that negotiated last month’s bipartisan gun law have already explicitly rejected it.

What an absolute insult to the American people that this vote in the House even happened.

 

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