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.
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 2 teachers at a Texas elementary school. Exactly a week ago, an 18-year-old man in Buffalo shot 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. Democrats in the House of Representatives have repeatedly tried to outdo Republicans in the recent past and have passed bills with a majority to protect gay marriage or abortion rights. However, in all likelihood, these will not pass through the Senate.