Jun 9, 2022
House passes gun control bill 6/08/22 Transcript
The House passed a wide-ranging gun control bill Wednesday in response to recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, that would raise the age limit for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle and prohibit the sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity of more than 15 rounds. Read the transcript here.
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Bridgett Ellison: (00:00)
… Capitol Hill when it comes to the push to change the nation’s gun laws. Last night, the House passed a bill that, among other things, would raise the age to buying a semi-automatic rifle. But it’s far from a done deal. Mark Lehman is live at our newsroom this morning with the latest on this. It came after some very emotional testimony, Mark, including that of a young shooting survivor.
Mark Lehman: (00:19)
We heard heartbreaking remarks from a girl who went through unimaginable terror in her classroom. Democrats have been hoping the stories will sway a vote for tougher gun-control measures. Republicans, meanwhile, say many of the proposals are an attack on Second Amendment rights. Last night, the House passed a sprawling Democratic piece of legislation that went mainly along party lines. The package is made up of eight gun-control bills that includes raising the age limit to purchase certain firearms and a ban on high-capacity magazines. The vote came after another day of emotional testimony. A young student who survived this school shooting in Uvalde, Texas spoke about the horror she witnessed last month, Democrats saying her words should spark action on gun control. Lawmakers also heard from a mother who lost her son to gun violence, and she says tougher measures won’t work.
Miah Cerrillo: (01:08)
He shot my friend that was next to me, and I thought he was going to come back to the room. So I grabbed the blood and I put it all over me.
Lucretia Hughes: (01:21)
A thousand more won’t make what is already illegal more wrong or stop criminals from committing these crimes, and you all are delusional if you think it’s going to keep us safe.
Mark Lehman: (01:35)
While the legislation passed through the House, it’s unlikely to make it through the evenly divided Senate. That’s where the support of 10 Republicans is needed to advance legislation. Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of Senators has been negotiating a set of narrower reforms that includes enhancing background checks and reg flag laws. Now, some tense negotiations have been happening on those measures. Senators are hoping to reach a consensus on the legislation by the end of the week. Live in the newsroom, Mark Lehman, getting results, News 6.