Republicans Vote For Anti-Gun Legislation

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By: George William

In the past two days the House of Representatives held two votes for two anti-gun legislation. In both instances there were the same Republicans that voted for the passage of these bills. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Fred Upton of Michigan, Chris Jacobs of New York, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania.

H.R. 7910: Protecting Our Kids Act

Summary:

This bill makes various changes to federal firearms laws, including to establish new criminal offenses and to expand the types of weapons and devices that are subject to regulation.

Among the changes, the bill

generally prohibits the sale or transfer of certain semiautomatic firearms to individuals who are under 21 years of age; establishes new federal criminal offenses for gun trafficking and related conduct; establishes a federal statutory framework to regulate 80% lowers; establishes a framework to regulate the storage of firearms on residential premises at the federal, state, and tribal levels; subjects bump stocks to regulation under federal firearms laws; and generally prohibits the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, and possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

H.R. 2377: Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021

Summary:

This bill authorizes and establishes procedures for federal courts to issue federal extreme risk protection orders.

A federal extreme risk protection order is a federal court order that prohibits a person from purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm or ammunition.

A family or household member, or a law enforcement officer, may petition for a federal extreme risk protection order with respect to an individual who poses a risk to themselves or others.

The bill also expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from purchasing, shipping, transporting, possessing, or receiving a firearm or ammunition. Specifically, it adds, as a new category, persons who are subject to an extreme risk protection order.

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