The Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed H. R. 7910 “The Protecting Our Kids Act,” on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 in a 223-204 vote. Sponsored by Jerry Nadler (D-NJ), the bill includes provisions to raise the minimum age to purchase a semi-automatic rifle from 18-21 years of age, contains “safe storage” requirements, bans the sale, importation, transfer, or purchase of any magazine capable of holding more than 15 rounds of ammunition, changes the definition of the term ‘manufacturing firearms’ to include “assembling a functional firearm or molding, machining, or 3D printing a frame or receiver,” and bans “bump stocks.” The ban on standard capacity magazines does not apply to those magazines lawfully purchased prior to the enactment of the new provisions under H. R. 7910.
Joining the Democrats were Republicans Chris Jacobs (R-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Fred Upton (R-MI), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, (R-IN) abstained.
The bill stands little if any chance of moving through the 50-50 Senate and is widely regarded as a symbolic show of “doing something” in a Democrat attempt to advance their gun-control agenda.
A full text of the bill is found HERE.