AGAINST OTHER TEXAS DEMOCRATS, CUELLAR AND GONZALEZ VOTED AGAINST A US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BILL THAT WOULD BAN SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPONS

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AGAINST OTHER TEXAS DEMOCRATS, CUELLAR AND GONZALEZ VOTED AGAINST A US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BILL THAT WOULD BAN SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPONS
AGAINST OTHER TEXAS DEMOCRATS, CUELLAR AND GONZALEZ VOTED AGAINST A US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BILL THAT WOULD BAN SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPONS

WASHINGTON – The US House of Representatives on Friday approved the Assault Weapons Ban, a bill that would impose the first ban on semi-automatic weapons in decades. It follows mass shootings in Uvalde and across the country, with members of the Texas delegation voting mostly along party lines.

Representatives Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, and Vicente Gonzalez, D-McLaine, were the only Texans who opposed their party when they voted against the bill, which appears destined to fail in the Senate. The two members were among five House Democrats who opposed the legislation, which passed 217–213.

The bill would prohibit the import, manufacture, sale, transfer, or possession of certain types of semi-automatic weapons. This would include semi-automatic pistols and rifles that accept detachable magazines and have certain types of barrels, grips, and buttstocks.

The law’s approval comes after multiple shootings, including at Robb Elementary School in Uvalda and a church in Sutherland Springs, where gunmen used such weapons. Some Democrats spoke in favor of the law in the House of Representatives on Friday while Uvalde stood next to photographs of shooting victims.

“19 youth killed at Rob Elementary School in Texas who will not have the right to vote in any way. … there are two teachers who were murdered, who won’t get a chance to advance into the future that was theirs,” Rep.  Al Green, D-Houston, said before Friday’s vote. “We have the state of Texas. I have a governor who could have saved all those lives if he … after the shooting at Walmart [in El Paso] that killed 23 people … the law as we are passing today.”

The bill has little chance of passing the Senate, where 60 votes are needed to end the debate. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican who was the GOP leader in bipartisan gun safety talks last month, told reporters that there would be no more gun talks after Congress passed a modest measure on gun safety. Guns earlier this summer.

Congress passed an assault weapons ban in 1994, but it expired 10 years later. The mass shootings have sparked renewed calls from Texas politicians and other Democrats for a new ban.

Cuellar and Gonzalez, who are in a tight race this year, were the only two Texas Democrats who did not co-sponsor a ban on semi-automatic weapons.

Republicans criticized Democrats for supporting the law.

“The thing that will do more now than ban AR-15s is ban democratic thinking in big cities where crime has gone up,” said Tyler’s Rep. Louis Gohmert said earlier on the floor of the House. Friday.

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