10 GOP MPs voted to raise the minimum age for the purchase of semi-automatic weapons

  • The chamber has passed a law that will raise the age limit from 18 to 21 for the purchase of semi-automatic weapons.
  • The measure was part of a package of policies to reform the weapons of the Law on the Protection of Our Children after the mass shootings.
  • Here are the 10 Republicans who voted to raise the age limit.

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives voted in favor of raising the age from 18 to 21 for the purchase of semi-automatic weapons in response to mass shootings in Uwalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York.

Voting 228-199 took place largely along party lines, with two Democrats voting against the bill and 10 Republicans on the side of Democrat-proposed legislation.

Raising the age was part of a package of gun safety bills known as the Child Protection Act, introduced by Representative Jerry Nadler, which was divided into certain weapons policies, including a ban on the sale of ammunition cartridges over 15 rounds, to put pressure on Republican congresses that are resistant to stricter gun laws.

The different sections were voted on separately and 10 GOP members voted to retain Title I. In total, five GOP members voted in favor of the whole package.

A recent ABC News / Ipsos poll found that 70 percent of Americans prefer passing gun control laws to protecting gun ownership.

Although legislation is not expected to survive in the Senate, which focuses on school safety policies, improving mental health programs and strengthening past checks, the House bill serves to show voters the position of lawmakers on the issue before November. by-elections as the government tries to tackle the escalation of gun violence in the United States.

Here are 10 Republicans who voted in favor of Title I of the Child Protection Act to raise the age limit for purchasing semi-automatic weapons:

Representative Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania

Representative Brian Fitzpatrick

Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Spoke during a hearing of the Intelligence Committee of the Capitol Hill House of Representatives in Washington on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

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Representative Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio

Representative Anthony Gonzalez


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Representative Chris Jacobs of New York

Chris Jacobs

Representative Chris Jacobs of New York.

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Representative John Katko of New York

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Representative John Katko of New York.

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Representative Adam Kinsinger of Illinois

Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois during a hearing on Capitol Hill on March 10, 2021.

Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois during a hearing on Capitol Hill on March 10, 2021.

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representative Nicole Maliotakis of New York

representative Nicole Maliotakis


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Representative Maria Salazar of Florida

Republican Representative Maria Elvira Salazar of Florida at a news conference in front of the Capitol on March 17, 2021.

Republican Representative Maria Elvira Salazar of Florida at a news conference in front of the Capitol on March 17, 2021.

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Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey

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U.S. Representative Chris Smith, RN.J., attends the Monmouth GOP Super Saturday campaign, June 2, 2018, at Colts Neck. Smith is seeking re-election in the 4th district of New Jersey.

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Representative Michael Turner of Ohio

Representative Michael Turner, R-Ohio

Representative Michael Turner, Ohio, spoke at a hearing of the Intelligence Committee of the Capitol Hill House of Representatives in Washington on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

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Representative Fred Upton of Michigan

Representative Fred Upton

Representative Fred Upton, R-Mich., Spoke at the Capitol Troubleshooting Group’s press conference on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

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