House Panel Discusses Assault Rifle Ban

The committee begins process of reviewing legislation for full House vote.

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee began the process of reviewing a bill proposal for the House to ban assault-style weapons in America. Though an assault-style weapons ban faces slim odds in the House and even slimmer odds in the Senate, the mass shootings that have recently occurred have increased congressional focus on gun control laws.

Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York began the long debate with a question regarding support for the availability of weapons often used in mass shootings. Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio replied that the majority’s proposed ban would make “millions of guns in the homes of law-abiding citizens” illegal.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the House Judiciary Committee as they negotiate the provisions and language of the legislation.
  • For discernment for representatives in the House as they consider whether or not to support the bill to come.
  • That the legislators would carefully assess the measure and its impact on Americans’ rights under the Second Amendment.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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