US Congressman to ban semi-automatic weapons

US Congressman to ban semi-automatic weapons

217 lawmakers voted for the draft law on Friday evening (local time) – 213 voted against it. However, he is expected to fail in the Senate because of Republicans. There, 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. The United States has long been grappling with an almost massive level of gun violence. Firearms are often readily available in the country. Assault rifles are frequently used in brutal attacks.