Here are the 10 House Republicans who voted to raise the minimum age to buy semi-automatic weapons from 18 to 21
The House passed legislation that would raise the age limit from 18 to 21 for buying a semi-automatic weapon.
The measure was part of the Protecting Our Kids Act package of gun reform policies in the wake of the mass shootings.
Here are the 10 Republicans who voted in favor of raising the age limit.
House lawmakers voted to raise the age from 18 to 21 for semi-automatic weapon purchases in response to mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York .
The 228-199 vote went largely along party lines, with two Democrats voting against the bill and 10 Republicans siding with the Democrats’ proposed bill.
The rising age was part of a package of gun safety bills known as the Protecting Our Kids Act, introduced by Rep. Jerry Nadler, which was split into certain gun policies guns, including banning the sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity of more than 15 rounds, to pressure GOP congressmen resistant to tougher gun laws.
The various sections were voted on individually, and 10 GOP members voted to retain Title I. Overall, five GOP members voted in favor of the entire package.
A recent ABC News/Ipsos poll found that 70% of Americans would rather enact gun control laws than protect gun ownership.
Although the legislation is not expected to survive the Senate, which is focused on policies related to school safety, improving mental health programs and improving background checks, the House bill serves to show voters where lawmakers stand on the issue before November. midterm as the government tries to deal with rising gun violence in the United States.
Here are the 10 Republicans who voted to support Title I of the Protecting Our Children Act to raise the age limit for buying semi-automatic weapons:
Representative Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania
Representative Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
Representative Chris Jacobs of New York
Representative John Katko of New York
Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis from New York
Rep. Maria Salazar from Florida
Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey
Representative Michael Turner of Ohio
Representative Fred Upton of Michigan
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