On Friday, the House of Representatives revived a ban on semi-automatic guns. The restrictions were first put into place in 1994, on both selling and manufacturing the guns. But the restriction was lifted ten years later when the political support in congress for the ban waned.

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Many Democrats blame semi-automatic firearms for the loss of life. But Marjorie Taylor Greene defended the right to keep the high powered weapons, saying they have saved lives. She challenged Democrats saying “Do you think your gun laws will cause criminals to come running to hand over the AR15’s that they possess? No, I don’t think so.”

Greene also said it was a political strategy for Democrats to campaign on, specifically calling out Jerry Nadler, and saying what the politicians care about is their campaigns, rather than Americans.

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Jim Jordan said “They are coming for your guns.” He called the recent gun legislation unconstitutional.

Rep Dan Bishop said the Democrats were cheering about taking away American’s constitutional rights.

Dismissed as a Democrat election-year strategy,  almost all Republicans voted against the bill.  It passed by only 4 votes in a 217-213 count. Republicans Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Chris Jacobs of New York broke party lines and voted yes on the gun ban.

While Democrats Henry Cuellar of Texas, Jared Golden of Maine, Ron Kind of Wisconsin, Vicente Gonzalez of Texas, and Kurt Schrader of Oregon voted against the ban.

The ban is not expected to pass the Senate.

 

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