JUST IN: House Approves Sweeping Gun Control Legislation That Bans High-Capacity Magazines, Raises ‘Assault Rifle’ Purchase Age to 21

The House of Representatives on Wednesday evening approved sweeping gun control legislation that bans high-capacity magazines and raises the age to purchase an ‘assault rifle’ to 21.

The House passed the gun legislation 223-204 – 5 Republicans voted “yea” – 2 Democrats voted “nay.”

The measure, dubbed the “Protecting Our Kids Act,” is expected to die in the senate.

CNBC reported:

The House on Wednesday passed a sweeping gun bill that would raise the minimum age to purchase an assault rifle in the U.S. from 18 to 21, even though the legislation doesn’t stand much of a chance in the Senate.

The bill, called the Protecting Our Kids Act, would also bar the sale of large-capacity magazines and institute new rules that dictate proper at-home gun storage. The chamber approved it in a 223-204 vote.

The House earlier voted by a 228 to 199 margin to include the purchasing age provision — under heavy scrutiny after two recent massacres carried out by 18-year-olds — in the broader bill. Democrats backed the proposal in a mostly party line vote: Five Republicans supported the measure, while two Democrats opposed it.

Another component of the legislation, called the Untraceable Firearms Act, would bolster regulations around so-called ghost guns, or those firearms without a serial number. It is far more difficult for law enforcement to track ownership and possession of firearms that lack serial numbers.

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