House Democrats narrowly passed a bill seeking to ban assault-style weapons by a 217-213 vote. This bill is dead on arrival in the Senate.
Only two members of the GOP voted with Democrats…
Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Chris Jacobs—a representative from New York. It’s sad, but I expected way more RINOs to pile onto this one.
However, I find it interesting that this move signals
the state of the Democratic Party—they’re desperate.
So desperate that they’re championing bills they know will never pass just to get some last virtue signaling in ahead of the 2022 midterm election…
Here’s more on the story:
🚨 The House has passed a bill restoring the assault weapon and large magazines ban that expired 18 years ago. 217-213, with only 2 Republicans voting in favor of less people dying from guns.
It's great House Democrats make progress, but what about the cesspool 1/2 of Senate?
— Pin Young 🇺🇦🌊🏳️🌈📽🎙🎻 (@PinYoungActress) July 29, 2022
Ironic how House Democrats are about to cause a massive spike in "assault weapon" and "high capacity" magazine sales in response to news of them passing a bill that none of them think will become law
— Rob Romano (@2Aupdates) July 29, 2022
CNN had more:
While the legislation is not expected to amass the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster in the Senate, many Democrats in the House cited a string of recent mass shootings involving such firearms as a pressing reason to outlaw them.
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) July 29, 2022
They did what? House Dems just passed an "assault weapon" ban by the slimmest of margins: 217-213. It will likely die in the Senate, where they'll need 60 votes they don't have. Republicans Reps. Jacobs (N.Y.) and Fitzpatrick (Pa.) voted for the bill. pic.twitter.com/6uSI0fiBdo
— Lee Williams (@HT_GunWriter) July 29, 2022
Pelosi states via ABC News:
“Our nation has watched in unspeakable horror as assault weapons have been used in massacre after massacre in communities across the country,” she said on the floor during debate on the bill.
“And disturbingly, so many of these mass shootings have targeted our precious children, in our schools, at the movies, at the malls and throughout our communities.”