All members of the San Diego congressional delegation besides Republican Rep. Darrell Issa voted for 2 payments meant to cut back gun violence within the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas, college capturing.
The Home of Representatives voted Wednesday on the Defending Our Youngsters Act and Thursday on the Federal Excessive Threat Safety Order Act, passing each alongside social gathering traces.
The laws would elevate the minimal age to buy a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21, outlaw each ghost weapons and high-capacity magazines, and institute a federal “pink flag regulation” to ban a probably harmful particular person from buying or possessing a firearm.
Democratic Reps. Sara Jacobs, Mike Levin, Scott Peters and Juan Vargas all voted for each payments.
“It’s painful to acknowledge that the lack of numerous harmless lives over many years led us right here at this time,” stated Peters after the votes. “Passing these payments to forestall extra gun violence displays the need of the American folks.”
“Now, we’ll proceed combating to get further life-saving laws over the end line. I can’t relaxation till the job is finished,” he stated.
Peters stated gun violence in America is liable for greater than 45,000 deaths per yr, with 100 Individuals killed every day in murders, suicides and accidents involving a firearm.
Current mass shootings at Robb Elementary College in Uvalde and a grocery store in Buffalo had been each carried out by 18-year-olds legally armed with semi-automatic assault rifles.
The Home laws faces an unsure future within the Senate, which Republicans are more likely to filibuster the payments.