The Democrat-led House on Thursday passed a gun control bill to expand background checks with a vote of 227-203.
8 Republican lawmakers voted with the Democrats to pass the “Background Checks Act” that prohibits private firearms transfers without having a background check:
Vern Buchanan (FL)
Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)
Maria Salazar (FL)
Andrew Garbarino (NY)
Chris Smith (NJ)
Fred Upton (MI)
Carlos Gimenez (FL)
Adam Kinzinger (IL)
Jared Golden (ME) was the one Democrat who voted against the bill according to a preliminary tally of votes.
A second gun control measure, the “Enhanced Background Checks Act” will be considered by the House on Thursday.
This bill would close the loophole that allows some gun sales to go through before the background check is fully completed.
The gun control measures are expected to face opposition in the Senate.