Status: 07/30/2022 02:51 AM
In the United States, the House of Representatives has passed legislation to ban the over-the-counter sale of semi-automatic assault rifles. However, the sales ban is expected to fail in the Senate due to Republicans.
The US House of Representatives voted in favor of legislation reinstating a ban on semi-automatic weapons after several deadly massacres in the US. 217 lawmakers voted in favor of the bill – 213 voted against it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, called the legislation “an important step in our fight against the deadly epidemic of gun violence in our country.”
The draft will now be sent to the US Senate. However, it is believed to be impossible that he will get a majority there as well. Because Democrats don’t have a large enough majority to vote down the text.
Republicans continue to block strict gun laws in the United States. The gun lobby in the country is very powerful. Assault rifles were banned in the United States from 1994 to 2004. Then the ban ended – there was no majority for the extension.
Huge levels of gun violence
The United States has long had to deal with an almost colossal level of gun violence. Firearms are often readily available in the country. Assault rifles are frequently used in brutal attacks.
Recently, a massacre at a street parade on American National Day in a Chicago suburb, in which several people were killed, caused panic. In late May, an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school. Exactly a week ago, an 18-year-old man in Buffalo shot and killed ten people for racist purposes.
Last month, under the guise of bloody deeds, Congress passed a cross-party law against gun violence that did little to do with US President Joe Biden’s reform proposals.