House Dems' gun package to raise age limit for semi-automatic rifle purchases, ban 'high capacity' magazines

Democrats are currently pushing a series of eight bills aimed at suppressing gun ownership, referred to collectively as theProtecting Our Kids Act,” Fox News 확인.

The bills contain proposals raising the minimum age for purchasing a semi-automatic weapon from 18 ...에 21, a ban onhigh capacity magazines,” a registry for bump stocks, 그리고 더.

The House will vote on some form of the package when they return to session next week.

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The House package is expected to go nowhere in the Senate and is seen as more of a show vote, as a bipartisan group of senators tries to agree on a bill that could pass the Senate.

법 집행, and other first responders, gather outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting on Tuesday, 할 수있다 24, 2022, in Uvalde, 텍사스.

법 집행, and other first responders, gather outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting on Tuesday, 할 수있다 24, 2022, in Uvalde, 텍사스. (AP/Dario Lopez-Mills)

The gun control package is a direct response to the massacre in Uvalde, Texas – the elementary school shooting last week that left 19 어린이와 교사 2명 사망.

The Uvalde shooting came immediately on the tails of a separate massacre in Buffalo, 뉴욕.

Payton Gendron, 18, invited around 30 people in a chatroom devoted to racism to read his White supremacist ramblings and then showed them his plans less than an hour before he went to Tops Supermarket and allegedly 살해 10 흑인, according to The Buffalo News.

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A bystander watches as police investigate after a shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, 할 수있다 14, 2022, in Buffalo, 뉴욕.

A bystander watches as police investigate after a shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, 할 수있다 14, 2022, in Buffalo, 뉴욕. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

The two shootings have rattled the nation and left lawmakers and citizens desperate for measures to prevent further violence.

Democrats have made the shootings a flashpoint in the gun control debate, demanding immediate action to outlaw semi-automatic rifles and even handguns.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference, 목요일, 할 수있다 19, 2022, 워싱턴 국회의사당에서.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference, 목요일, 할 수있다 19, 2022, 워싱턴 국회의사당에서. (AP 사진 / 재클린 마틴)

President Biden faced a new round of backlash on Twitter for his comments on gun control legislation and 9mm ammo on Memorial Day.

Speaking with reporters outside the White House, Biden told about his efforts to work on gun control legislation with Republicans in Congress following the deadly Uvalde school shooting. While Biden admitted that his executive options are limited, he suggested that 9mm bullets have norational basisto be used for self-defense.

“그만큼 .22 caliber bullet will lodge in the lungs and we can get it out. A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body. The idea of a high caliber weapon, there is simply no rational basis for it in terms of self-protection, 수렵,” 바이든이 말했다.

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