Uvalde Attack Updates: The United States House of Representatives has passed a succession of gun control bills, but they are bound to fail in the Senate.The new regulations would prohibit the sale of semiautomatic firearms to persons under the age of 21 and prohibit the sale of large capacity magazines.Despite a heightened attention on gun regulation in the wake of a number of mass shootings in the United States, Republican opposition in the Senate means the bill has little chance of becoming law.
Survivors of the Uvalde school shooting offered poignant testimony to lawmakers only hours before the vote, bringing some to tears.21 people were killed in the primary school shooting in the Texan city, including 19 smallchildren.In pre-recorded evidence, one 11yearold girl said she put her classmate’s blood on herself to act dead, and vividly remembered the moment the gunman shot her teacher in the head.The Uvalde incident and other recent mass killings have spurred a fresh round of bipartisan gun control talks in the US Senate, but Democrats will need the support of at least ten Republicans to pass any new legislation.
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Conservatives oppose restrictions on the sale of assault style guns like the ones used in the Uvalde shooting because they want to maintain their constitutional right to bear arms.While a bipartisan group of senators is attempting to reach an agreement, correspondents believe that whatever they come up with is unlikely to include any major modifications.Following the recent spate of shooting deaths, more than 220 CEOs of prominent corporations, including Levi Strauss & Co, Lululemon, and Lyft, called on the Senate to “take immediate action” to curb gun violence.The business leaders stated, “Taken together, the gun violence epidemic constitutes a public health crisis that continues to damage communities – notably Black and Brown communities – and hurt our national economy.”Major Republican contributors joined other conservative Texans in signing an open letter calling for gun regulation, adding to the pressure on lawmakers.The letter, which will be published as a full-page ad in the Dallas Morning News on Sunday, will advocate for increasing background checks and raising the age to buy a gun to 21 years old.
The House of Representatives enacted a broad package of legislation on Wednesday, dubbed the “Protecting Our Kids Act” by lawmakers, by a vote of 223204, with only five Republicans joining Democrats in support.It would also implement a plan allowing local governments to reward individuals who surrender high capacity magazines and reinforce existing rules on bump stocks and untraceable ghost weapons, in addition to tougher gun sales limits.The bills, however, will not become law unless they are approved by the Senate.”Gun violence has claimed the lives of more youngsters in America than any other cause. Is that a source of embarrassment for you?” During a debate on the bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remarked. “To think that gun violence has claimed the lives of more youngsters in our country than any other cause? These stories are all too typical in today’s America.”House Republicans, on the other hand, complained that the law violated citizens’ fundamental right to have arms.”The speaker began by emphasising that this bill is about protecting our children,” Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican, remarked. “However, this bill does not accomplish this. This bill robs law-abiding Americans of their second amendment rights, which are God-given and protected by our Constitution.”In the Senate, bipartisan talks are underway on more moderate ideas that could garner enough Republican support to pass the chamber’s 60vote threshold. The talks, according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, are progressing.However, Texas Senator John Cornyn, a prominent Republican, warned on Wednesday that there are “sticking points everywhere.”Only a few of the 50 Republican senators appear to be willing to consider new gun legislation, while Democrats seek fewer measures as a compromise. By the end of the week, senators are expected to strike a final agreement.A “red flag” rule prohibiting those with mental illness or a criminal past from obtaining firearms, as well as extended background checks on gun purchasers that would encompass private gun sales, have received the most public support.