The Loyal Republicans Who Are Standing Against Gun Bans in America

The Loyal Republicans Who Are Standing Against Gun Bans in America

These Loyal Republicans Are Voting “NO” To Gun Bans

( – Last Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee voted 25-18 for a new federal ban on so-called “assault weapons.” The vaguely-worded legislation would ban some of America’s most popular guns, based mostly on cosmetic features. Now, Republican opposition to the move is hardening.

On July 20, every Democrat on the Committee voted to move forward with the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 — and every Republican voted against it, including Darrell Issa (CA), Steve Chabot (OH), Matt Gaetz (FL), Ken Buck (CO), Chip Roy (TX) and Thomas Massie (KY), to name a few. Ranking member Jim Jordan (R-OH) said the bill would “strip Americans of their rights” without doing anything to reduce gun violence. If passed, the bill would ban sales of most semi-automatic rifles fitted with pistol grips, barrel shrouds, folding or telescopic stocks, and a host of other features, none of which make a firearm more dangerous. It would also ban magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The bill would grandfather existing guns and magazines, but ban the sale or transfer of magazines.

If the legislation advances to a vote of the full House, it’s likely to fail. The Democrats have 220 seats in the 435-seat chamber, and if just 4 don’t vote for the bill, it won’t pass. So far, three openly oppose it, and at least six more have doubts. Nevertheless, it shows the Biden administration hasn’t given up on restricting Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

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