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'Americans deserve to be safe': House passes gun ban that has little chance in Senate

Posted on AllSides August 1st, 2022
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WASHINGTON – The House narrowly passed a ban on firearms Friday in response to mass shootings this summer that claimed scores of victims and shook the nation.

It was the first such ban to pass the House in nearly 30 years. Congress enacted one as part of a sweeping anti-crime bill in 1994, but it expired in 2004.

The bill passed 217-213 along party lines – almost every Democrat in favor and almost every Republican against. It  marked a stark contrast to the gun package that passed through both chambers in June with bipartisan support.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., represents Gilroy,...

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