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US House Panel to Consider Assault Weapons Ban Next Week

a man replaces a used military style rifle
A gun store manager replaces one of the five used military style rifles are all that is available into the rack that usually has over twenty new models for sale in New Castle, Pennsylvania. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Friday, 15 July 2022 08:35 AM EDT

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will take up proposed legislation next week that would ban certain assault weapons, the panel said on Friday, citing a string of recent mass shootings across the United States.

The committee will meet on Wednesday to mark up the bill, which "would ban the sale, import, manufacture or transfer of certain semi-automatic weapons," it said in a statement.

A spate of gun massacres since May at a New York grocery store, a Texas elementary school and an Illinois Independence Day parade have renewed fierce U.S. debate over gun regulations.

"Our country has witnessed senseless killing after senseless killing, and each time one fact has remained remarkably consistent — the weapon of choice for mass slaughter is a high-powered assault weapon," Committee Chairman U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, said in a statement that cited AR-15 style firearms.

Representatives for gunmakers could not be immediately reached for comment.

The bill, if enacted, would allow the sales of such weapons that are already lawfully possessed and would not apply to antique, manually-operated or certain hunting and sporting firearms, the panel said.

If the measure passes the committee, House Democratic leaders, who control the chamber, could bring it to the floor for a full vote before sending it to the 50-50 divided Senate, where it needs 60 votes to pass.

"There is great support in our caucus for an assault weapon ban," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday. President Joe Biden has also said he supports it.

A federal ban on assault weapons was enacted in 1994 but expired in 2004.

The House Oversight Committee has separately called on three gunmakers — Smith & Wesson Brands, Sturm, Ruger & Co, and Daniel Defense — to testify on Wednesday.

Biden last month signed a bipartisan gun safety measure into law that included provisions aimed at helping states keep guns out of the hands of people deemed to be a danger, marking the first major U.S. gun reform in three decades.

© 2022 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


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The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will take up proposed legislation next week that would ban certain assault weapons, the panel said on Friday, citing a string of recent mass shootings across the United States.
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