Eyes have been Wandering to the Two Republicans and Five Democrats who Voted Against their Party Lines in Assault Weapon Ban Vote
The bill would ban assault weapons after a deadly summer. Senate has yet to announce a date for voting on the bill after it has passed the House...
Yesterday a bill passed through the House that would ban assault weapons after a chain of deadly shootings. Even though the piece of legislation has passed along party lines, many have set their eyes on the two Republicans and the five Democrats who broke the party’s vote.
Senate is yet to announce a scheduled vote for the weapons ban even though the legislation itself isn’t expected to pass in Senate due to the filibuster (10 Republican Senators would have to join every single Democratic senator in the vote).
Republicans who Voted in Favor:
Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)
Chris Jacobs (NY)
Chris Jacobs made it known that even if he supports the Second Amendment “Strongly” he doesn’t support "easy access to high-powered semiautomatic weapons and large capacity magazines that have time and time again resulted in mass casualty shootings." His comments come due to him being in control of the part of New York that Buffalo is in. As we know, a mass shooting at a Buffalo grocery store sparked the start of a deadly summer.
"We have a duty to provide for the safety of all Americans. These weapons do not belong in our communities. While this bill is not perfect, I believe it will save innocent lives."
Chris Jacobs said.
Democrats who Voted Against:
Henry Cuellar (TX)
Jared Golden (ME)
Vicente Gonzalez (TX)
Kurt Schrader (OR)
Ron Kind (WI)
"There are tens of millions of assault rifles already in circulation across America, many of them are used by responsible gun owners for hunting in South Texas. And a ban on some of those models will do nothing to reduce overall risks. Our focus should be on keeping guns out of the hands of people who are a danger to themselves or others.”
A spokesperson for Vicente Gonzalez said.