Will Senate pass the newly formed Gun Reform Package passed on from the House?
The House has voted 223 to 204 to pass a gun control package called the "Protecting Our Kids Act"...
The House has voted 223 to 204 to pass a gun control package called the "Protecting Our Kids Act.” The legislation has been announced and passed onto the Senate after politicians and lawmakers are facing backlash at the pressure to act against the recent raging mass shootings across the nation.
Even though the House has passed the package, the Senate is very unlikely to pass it. Widespread GOP opposition to having stricter gun control has led to a bipartisan group of senators engaged in talks to work out a plan for common ground on the topic of gun policy.
Within the legislation just passed sits a series of bills (individual) aimed at preventing more mass shootings or any other gun-related violence in America.
The legal age to buy certain semiautomatic rifles (centerfire) will increase from 18 to 21 years old.
New federal offenses will be introduced for gun trafficking.
New federal offenses will be introduced for selling large-capacity magazines.
Local governments will be able to compensate individuals who surrender such magazines through a buyback program.
Tax incentives for retail sales of safe storage devices.
Criminal penalties for breaking new requirements involving storage on residential premises.
Strengthening existing federal regulations on ghost guns and bump stocks.
"We are on a crusade for the children, and -- sadly now -- by the children. Children testifying in committee. America has lost more children from gun violence than any other cause. Does that embarrass you? To think that in our country, more children have died from gun violence than any other cause? These stories are tragically all too common in America today."
Nancy Pelosi said.